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INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ORACLE BEEHIVE CLIENTS
A White Paper prepared by Raastech
Author
Ahmed Aboulnaga
Copyright
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INTRODUCTION
Oracle Beehive offers a unifi...
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ORACLE BEEHIVE INTEGRATION FOR OUTLOOK
To ...
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4. The installer will prompt for the Beehi...
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2. Click on “Show Profiles”.
3. Select the...
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4. The “Email Accounts” wizard opens up. S...
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6. In the Service Settings window:
a. “Acc...
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Configuring the Microsoft Outlook Client
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ORACLE BEEHIVE CONFERENCING CLIENT
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REFERENCES
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Installing and Configuring Oracle Beehive Clients (whitepaper)

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Installing and Configuring Oracle Beehive Clients (whitepaper)

  1. 1. INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ORACLE BEEHIVE CLIENTS A White Paper prepared by Raastech Author Ahmed Aboulnaga Copyright Raastech 2010
  2. 2. INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ORACLE BEEHIVE CLIENTS Raastech White Paper  2 / 12 INTRODUCTION Oracle Beehive offers a unified platform for all collaboration needs and provides a rich set of collaboration tools. Various collaboration services offered by the Beehive platform include:  Content Management Services  Discussions Service  Email Service  Instant Messaging Service  Time Management Service  Voice Messaging Service To effectively use the services provided by the Beehive platform, various Beehive clients need to be installed on the client desktop. This white paper describes the client installation and configuration on Microsoft Windows, and is specific to Oracle Beehive 1.4.3.0.0. These instructions leverage Oracle Beehive Central, which is a web-based client that provides users a central location to download supported clients and delegate permissions to other users for their email, calendars, tasks, notes, journals, and contacts. The following client configurations described in this white paper include: 1. Oracle Beehive Integration for Outlook (OBIO) 2. Oracle Beehive Conferencing Client 3. Oracle Beehive FTP Client
  3. 3. INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ORACLE BEEHIVE CLIENTS Raastech White Paper  3 / 12 ORACLE BEEHIVE INTEGRATION FOR OUTLOOK To integrate Oracle Beehive with Microsoft Outlook, it involves three steps: 1. Install the Beehive client. 2. Configure an Outlook mail account against the Beehive server. 3. Configure the Microsoft Outlook client. Installing the Beehive Client 1. Download the client from the following link off of the Beehive Central server: http://<hostname>/bcentral/home.jsp?page=downloadobiowin 2. Click on “Download for Windows”. Save the Installer file to your local hard drive. 3. Start the installer by clicking “Run”.
  4. 4. INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ORACLE BEEHIVE CLIENTS Raastech White Paper  4 / 12 4. The installer will prompt for the Beehive server name, as well as the Beehive account name and password. 5. The next screenshot shows the installation in progress (no action needed). Setting up an Outlook E-Mail Account 1. Based on your version of Microsoft Windows, the ‘Mail Setup’ page is accessed via one of the following paths: Control Panel  Mail (for Microsoft Windows XP) Control Panel  User Account  Mail (for Microsoft Windows Vista/7)
  5. 5. INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ORACLE BEEHIVE CLIENTS Raastech White Paper  5 / 12 2. Click on “Show Profiles”. 3. Select the “Beehive” profile and click on “Properties”. Then on the Mail Setup window, click on “Email Accounts”.
  6. 6. INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ORACLE BEEHIVE CLIENTS Raastech White Paper  6 / 12 4. The “Email Accounts” wizard opens up. Select “View or Change existing e-mail accounts” and click “Next >”. 5. Click on “Change”.
  7. 7. INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ORACLE BEEHIVE CLIENTS Raastech White Paper  7 / 12 6. In the Service Settings window: a. “Account Name” field, enter your email address and in the “Password” field enter your password. b. Check the “Remember Server Password” option. c. Click on “Check Names”. This should update rest of the fields with details fetched from server. d. Click on “More Settings”.
  8. 8. INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ORACLE BEEHIVE CLIENTS Raastech White Paper  8 / 12 7. Check the “Direct Connection” checkbox and click on “Apply” to apply the changes.
  9. 9. INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ORACLE BEEHIVE CLIENTS Raastech White Paper  9 / 12 Configuring the Microsoft Outlook Client 1. Open Microsoft Outlook and select the “Beehive” profile. 2. Add team workspaces navigating to “Tools  Workspaces  Manage Workspace”. 3. A list of team workspaces which you are a member of is displayed. Select a workspace and click on “Add” to have it automatically added to and accessed from Outlook.
  10. 10. INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ORACLE BEEHIVE CLIENTS Raastech White Paper  10 / 12 4. Outlook should look like this, with your email and workspaces accessible from the navigation pane.
  11. 11. INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ORACLE BEEHIVE CLIENTS Raastech White Paper  11 / 12 ORACLE BEEHIVE CONFERENCING CLIENT Beehive supports instant messaging clients that include Oracle Messenger, Pidgin, and Trillian. These instructions describe how to download and install the Beehive Conferencing Client. Installing the Beehive Client 1. Download the client from the following link off of the Beehive Central server: http://<hostname>/bcentral/home.jsp?page=downloadbeetubewin 2. Run the installer and follow the step-by-step instructions. No additional configuration is required. ORACLE BEEHIVE FTP CLIENT Per the Beehive documentation, supported FTP clients include FileZilla 2.x, NCFTP 3.2.6, SmartFTP 2.5.0, and Transmit 3.5.0. Installing and Configuring a Beehive FTP Client 1. Install an FTP client of your choice. 2. Use the following settings: Site Name / Hostname <your beehive server> Port 2121 (or whatever port that was configured) Username <your beehive email address> Password <your beehive password>
  12. 12. INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ORACLE BEEHIVE CLIENTS Raastech White Paper  12 / 12 REFERENCES Oracle Beehive Administrator’s Guide Release 1 (1.4) http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E13789_01/bh.100/e13797.pdf Oracle Beehive End-User Information Release 1 (1.4) http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E13789_01/bh.100/e13802.pdf About Raastech: Raastech specializes in information technology development and systems integration. Founded in 2009, Raastech provides management consulting, systems development, and integration to both federal agencies and commercial organizations. We provide value to our clients by being innovative and dependable partners in achieving their objectives. For more information, please visit http://www.raastech.com. About the Author: Ahmed Aboulnaga is a Technical Director at Raastech and has extensive experience in Oracle Fusion Middleware. He has been involved in the architecting and implementation of large scale systems involving middleware technologies such as Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Application Integration Architecture, Oracle Data Integrator, Oracle Integration B2B, Oracle Identity Management, and numerous other Oracle middleware technologies. Raastech White Paper: Overview of the Oracle AIA Foundation Pack PIP Auditor September 2010 Raastech Headquarters: 2201 Cooperative Way, Suite 600 Herndon, VA 20171 www.raastech.com Copyright © 2010 Raastech, Inc. All rights reserved.

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