Welcome!

Weblogic Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Michael Meiner, Michael Bushong, Avi Rosenthal

Related Topics: Java IoT, IBM Cloud, Weblogic

Java IoT: Article

WSRP Really Works! - Part 2

WebSphere Portal as portlet consumer; WebLogic as portlet producer

A standard from OASIS called Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) is used so portlets can be decoupled from a portal. In part one (JDJ, Volume. 13, issue 3) of this article, we introduced the relevant standards and specifications and then demonstrated WSRP’s capabilities by consuming a WebSphere Portal portlet in WebLogic Portal.

In this second article, we’ll explore the reverse scenario by illustrating WebSphere Portal acting as the portlet consumer and WebLogic operating as the portlet producer.

For WebSphere Portal to consume a WebLogic Portal portlet, several things have to happen:

WebLogic Portal

  • Functions as a producer
  • Offers (shares) the portlet

WebSphere Portal

  • Functions as a consumer
  • Adds a remote producer
  • Creates a remote portlet
  • Adds the remote portlet to a page

Once again, WebSphere Portal and WebLogic Portal both function as consumers and producers without requiring any special setup. However, the other steps still need to be taken.

WebLogic Portal – Offer a Portlet
WebLogic Portal automatically lets portlets created using WebLogic for Workshop be shared. There’s a property called Offer as Remote that’s set to true by default. Unfortunately, this property isn’t visible in the WebLogic Portal Administration Console. It’s only visible in WebLogic for Workshop.

Consequently, there’s nothing you have to do to share the portlet. This is different from the way WebSphere Portal behaves, since WebSphere Portal requires that you explicitly share the portlet using the administration console. Now it’s on to configuring the consumer.

WebSphere Portal - Add a Producer
Log onto WebSphere Portal (http://portalpc:10038/wps/portal). Click the Launch button and select Administration to navigate to the WebSphere Portal Administration Console.

Click the Web Services node underneath Portlet Management in the navigation bar.

Click the New Producer button in the Web Service Configuration administration portlet.

Unlike in WebLogic Portal, there’s only one step involved in adding a producer. Enter a Title for the producer, which serves as a label. In this case, input BEA WebLogic Portal Server v9.2. Next, input the URL to WSDL service definitions. This URL points to the WSDL document that contains information about the producer and how to connect to its services. Specifically, it contains the URLs of the WSRP interfaces supported by the provider. In the case of WebLogic Portal, the standard format for this URL is http://host:port/WebAppName/producer?wsdl

In our case, this URL translates to http://portalpc:7001/BEAPortalWeb/producer?wsdl. Enter this URL.

More Stories By Matt Silver

Matt Silver is a courseware developer and trainer, currently serving as a senior consultant for Web Age Solutions.

Comments (1) View Comments

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


Most Recent Comments
agnelom 07/26/09 01:24:00 PM EDT

Hi Matt

This is a good starter example. But did you try access resources on the WebLogic producer using the Consumer resourceproxy Servlet on the WebSphere consumer. I am currently facing an issue with access a PDF file that is generated on the Producer which is access via the the ResourceProxy. In homogeneous environments both webSphere-to-WebSphere and WebLogic-to_WebLogic seems to be working fine but not in a heterogeneous environment I have tried with WebSphere-To-WebLogic (C-To-P) and the PDF file comes up blank.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICC-USA, a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of ...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DatacenterDynamics has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time t...
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...