Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SUI for PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Part 1

In my previous post I announced to availability of the the Simplified User Interface for PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 9.0. In the next posts to follow I will describe the steps you need to take to get started with SUI.

Before we start downloading and installing software, let me first describe the architecture and integration of SUI for PeopleSoft Campus Solutions.

SUI, also called Simplified Campus Experience Templates (SCET), is an application build with Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF), that is based on the FUSE UX design. ADF runtime runs within a Weblogic 10.3.6 server. The SCET application retrieves and sends transactions to PeopleSoft using PeopleSoft web services. Besides the PeopleSoft permission lists security for web services, the web services are secured using WS-Security using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). SAML is nowadays an ootb feature in PeopleTools. In Weblogic for SCET this is achieved by Oracle Web Service Manager (OWSM). The SCET application is access through a separate url.

In a couple of sentences that about sums up the architecture and integration. With SCET, we will be running a lot of components that are not common in a PeopleSoft architecture. Do not let this discourage you, the installation and integration is pretty straight forward. 

Download installation manual

To get started, start by downloading the detailed implementation manual on Oracle Support, and read the installation manual from beginning to end before starting the installation.
Simplified Campus Experience Templates (SCET) (Doc ID 1600569.1).

Download PeopleSoft sources

In order to run SCET, your PeopleSoft Campus environment needs to on PeopleTools 8.52.07 or higher with CS Bundle #32. These patches can be downloaded from Oracle Support.

Patch 13813089: PT 8.52.07 PRODUCT PATCH
Patch 17234625: Simplified Campus Experience Templates (SCET)
Patch 17641903: CS 9 BUNDLE #32

Download Fusion Middleware sources

SCET runs on ADF technology within a Weblogic 10.3.6 application server. Do not get confused, in the "Oracle-Oracle-world" Weblogic serves as an application server. In PeopleSoft-world we depreciate Weblogic as a webserver. Changes are big that you are already running Weblogic as your PeopleSoft webserver. If you already have Weblogic 10.3.6 running for PeopleSoft, you can choose to reuse this to deploy SCET. Otherwise you will need to download and install Weblogic 10.3.6. Different Weblogic versions can reside side by side without any issues. 


In order to install Weblogic you first need to download JDK 7

Fusion Middleware 11g

FMW components can be downloaded from edelivery. 

After selecting Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Media Pack for your platform, download the following components.

Oracle Application Development Framework 

The Fuse UX components reside in ADF patch 
From Oracle Support you can download Oracle Application Development Patch 16964825.

Note that you will need a password to download this patch. Oracle Support can provide you a password for the patch download by logging a SR. 


SCET is delivered as an EAR file. This is a compiled version of the application. Ant will be used to repackage this EAR file, with the configuration to your PeopleSoft environment. In upcoming blogs I will be using ant 1.9.3.
Ant can be downloaded from  

Now that we have all required sources, we can start installing and configuring.

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