SOA Suite definitive guide to: The UMS adapter (11.1.1.7) by Amis

This week Oracle released it sixth patchset (11.1.1.7) of the SOA Suite and it’s IDE JDeveloper. In this new release there are some small changes in the IDE, but there are also some mayor changes like two new adapters; healthcare and the UMS (User Messaging Service). This blog will look into the use of the UMS adapter as a inbound and outbound service in a SOA Composite. This adapter was already available as beta in PS5 but now it is an official adapter.

By using the UMS (User Messaging Service) adapter as an inbound service you can initiate a instance of a SOA composite by receiving a email message on one or more configured recipients. By using the UMS adapter as an outbound service you can send email messages to one or more recipients with an optional option to send data message as an attachment.

Scroll to: Inbound UMS adapter | Custom Java CallOut | Outbound UMS adapter | Server Configuration | Testing Adapter

Let’s get into the basics

There are two parts to this adapter; one is the implementation in your SOA composite and the second one is the configuration of the USM adapter that is deployed within Weblogic. The implementation uses inbound and outbound connection factories which need to be configured in Weblogic before the SOA Composite is deployed.

Let’s say the context of this example is to register new employees, created in the CRM system, to go through the SOA Suite to provision other systems. Changes made by one of these systems need to be pushed back to the CRM system. The CRM system can only be coupled via email.

Inbound UMS adapter

First we look into the implementation within the SOA Composite using JDeveloper 11.1.1.7.  For this example just create a new SOA project with an empty composite. Let’s start with the UMS adapter as an inbound service. In the composite editor drag the UMS adapter service adapter from the component palette to the exposed services swim lane. Read the full article here.

Drag UMS adapter to Exposed services

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

2 Responses to SOA Suite definitive guide to: The UMS adapter (11.1.1.7) by Amis

  1. Ramkumar.E.V. says:

    Why is this article incomplete ? Can you please enlist the steps after this to configure the UMS adaptor and how to use it please ? Thanks.

  2. Ramkumar.E.V. says:

    My mistake , all good 🙂 Thanks.

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