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File Store Provider - How to set up a partition outside of the default weblayout location (Doc ID 1538654.1)

Last updated on APRIL 08, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


File Store Provider documentation states that any partition for weblayout created outside the default /weblayout will not be able to display contents from the web url . This is because WebLogic Server (WLS) does not support configuring its web server for the WCC instance to add a new virtual directory and alias to point to the weblayout directory for each partition that is created. Partitions can be used for the vault files, and partitions are supported for web files, but the partition root must exist under the default weblayout directories.


During analysis there came up one workaround to this limitation where in contents that are stored in external partitions were being rendered correctly through web url . 

This is limited to ONLY PDF files and this article lists all the details for the above workaround and other details.


Webcenter Content Server is installed with the following configurations / components :


  1. WCC + MLR 11 Opatch (Latest) + Folders_g component
  2. WCC + MLR 11 OPatch (Latest) + Framework Folders component


Content storage is controlled with through FileStore Provider component where in it is configured to store contents in File System .

For this a new FSP Rule is created as follows :



Vault Path:



Weblayout Directory :



Dispersion Rule :



Web-Viewable Path :



HTTP WebRoot and URL Prefix :



Web URL File Path :                    




This rule is named as ExtPart and this partition is created outside of “default” /weblayout directory.This rule is used specifically for the case where contents are being converted to PDF using IBR server .


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