Sunday, 30 December 2012

Concepts: FileNet P8 Domain

The FileNet P8 domain represents a logical grouping of physical resources (object store databases, full-text index areas, file storage areas, and content cache areas) and Content Engine servers providing access to those resources. Each resource, and each Content Engine server, belongs to one and only one domain. A Content Engine server can access any resource in its domain, but cannot access any resource that lies outside of its domain.

The FileNet P8 domain is associated with one or more Java™ 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) security realms (typically one) used to authenticate callers and establish their group memberships. The identity and group membership information obtained from the realm is used by the Content Engine server to determine which domain objects the caller can access.
A FileNet P8 domain has the following characteristics:
The servers in a FileNet P8 domain are platform-independent servers and can be in separate J2EE domains.
FileNet P8 domain database servers running Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, or DB2 can be in a separate domain from the FileNet P8 domain.
The server on which a FileNet P8 domain is first created initializes or creates the Global Configuration Data (GCD), the heart of the FileNet P8 domain. The GCD, a hierarchical representation of the Filenet P8 domain, is stored in a database and contains information about all the Content Engine components installed into the FileNet P8 domain.
Content Engine services are bound to the FileNet P8 domain in which they were originally created and cannot service other FileNet P8 domains.
The users and groups that log on to a client application and gain access to the FileNet P8 domain are provided by one of the supported application server authentication providers. The initial users and groups given administrative and non-administrative rights are chosen each time you create an object store for a given FileNet P8 domain and can later be updated. See Help for Security for more information.
Enterprise Manager is the FileNet P8 administrator's interface to the GCD and its configuration data about the FileNet P8 domain. Enterprise Manager displays the domain hierarchy, object stores, and associated file and content cache stores for a single FileNet P8 domain, based on the information it finds in the GCD. See Administering multiple FileNet P8 domains for more information. Enterprise Manager must be installed on the Windows operating system, but does not have to reside in the same network domain as the FileNet P8 domain servers.

With Love,
Pravakar Kumar

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