HOW TO: Manually import the metadata for OIM 11g custom plugins

It took my a while to determine why my custom-made scheduled tasks were not showing up after following the new 11g 'how to create a scheduled task via plugin'. Turns out the META-INF folder is an optional which contains the metadata (task definition). If you don't have this file, you need to import the metadata file into the MDS manually.
November 30, 2014
OIM-11gplugins

Here are the steps below on how to import the custom plugin metadata file manually

You need to perform the following steps:

  • 1. Setup the metadata configuration
  • 2. Export out the current metadata
  • 3. Place your new custom scheduler plugin configuration file
  • 4. Import the metadata back into the MDS

    • Simple right?


1. Setup the metadata configuration

https://technicalconfessions.com/images/postimages/postimages/_334_3_The weblogic properties file for MDS export and import.png

Go to the OIM_HOME/server/bin directory and vi into weblogic.properties. In this file, hard code all the paths of the variables.

You need to change the following variables:

  • wls_servername: is the name of the managed server of OIM
  • application_name: Stays as OIMMetadata
  • metadata_from_loc and metadata_to_loc: Te directory of the server/metadata. It makes things simple if they are identical though you will often overwrite
  • metadata_files: Stays as /db/*


2. Export the current metdata

Within the same directory as the weblogic.properties file, run the weblogicExportMetadata.sh file the follow the steps. You need to log into the OIM managed server by pointing to the managed server (not the WLS admin) with the weblogic credentials. Once you've successfully executed the command, you should then be able to see the matadata within your db directory.


3. Place your new custom scheduler plugin configuration file

https://technicalconfessions.com/images/postimages/postimages/_334_6_move your scheduled task into the db directory.png

Place your scheduled task xml into the db directory current metadata, place your scheduled task xml (in my case, it's the OIMSampleScheduledTask.xml) file into the metadata/db directory.


4. Import the metadata back into the MDS

Again, in the same directory, run the weblogicImportMetadata.sh file and follow the steps.

Assuming you've followed the HOW TO:Import your OIM 11g custom plugin, you should now be able to see the scheduled task within your admin console/


COMMON ISSUES

I did have to remind myself the correct configurations when trying to connect though discovering the MDS-91020: MDS Application runtime MBean for "OIMMetadata" is not available in server "oim_server1" issue.

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