what the IPM?

Oracle Imaging and Process Management (Oracle I/PM) integrates electronic
document storage, retrieval, and annotation with business processes to facilitate
document use across an enterprise. Documents are uploaded into a repository
managed by Oracle Universal Content Manager using an application within I/PM.
Applications are predefined by you based on your business need. Documents are
uploaded to applications based on a business need. For example, one application
would be used to upload an invoice and a different application would be used to
upload a contract. The application determines the metadata that is associated with a
document, as well as security permissions to the document and any document
annotations

How To configure Oracle UCM 11g manually to work with Oracle I/PM?

To configure Oracle UCM 11g manually to work with Oracle I/PM:

  1. Start the Oracle UCM Managed Server, as described in Section 10.2, “Starting Managed Servers.”
  2. Access Oracle Content Server, as described in Section 5.2.1, “Starting Oracle Content Server.”
  3. Enable the IpmRepository component:
    1. From the Oracle Content Server Admin Server, select Server Features.
    2. Select IpmRepository, and click the Update button.
    3. Click the OK button to enable this feature.
    4. Restart Oracle Content Server, as described in Section 5.2.4, “Restarting Oracle Content Server.”
  4. Enter the following values on the Connection Settings page:
    • Repository Proxy: weblogic
    • Port: The IDC port of the Oracle UCM instance, 4444 by default
  5. Configure the Oracle UCM machine name as part of the Content Server Pool.
  6. Upgrade the default file store:
    1. Under Administration, select Providers.
    2. Select Info in the Action column of the DefaultFileStore row.
    3. When asked if you want to upgrade the file store, click Upgrade, and then click Update in the Edit File Store Provider dialog box.

      Oracle UCM does the upgrade automatically.

How to Connecting IPM with Oracle UCM Repository?

Before Oracle I/PM can use the Oracle UCM repository, you need to configure a connection to Oracle Content Server. You can create a connection to it from Oracle I/PM.

To connect to an Oracle UCM repository:

  1. Open a web browser, and navigate to this web site: http://hostname:16000/imaging
  2. Log in with the administrator user name and password.
  3. Navigate to the Manage Connections tray, and select Create Content Server Connection from the list.
  4. Enter a name for the connection on the Basic Information page and, optionally, a description, and then click Next.
  5. Enter the following values on the Connection Settings page:
    • Repository Proxy: weblogic
    • Port: The IDC port of the Oracle UCM instance, 4444 by default

    If the Oracle UCM server is on the same machine as the Oracle IPM server, select Use Local Content Server. If the servers are not installed on the same machine, you will need to configure the Oracle UCM machine name as part of the Content Server Pool.

  6. Click Next.
  7. Enter a Connection Security value for the connection.

    Select which users and groups should have permission to access, modify, delete, or grant others access to this connection definition. At least one user or group must have the grant access permission.

  8. Click Next.
  9. At the Summary screen, click Submit.