Platform Configuration

Can I integrate my existing deploy scripts with Myst?


If you wish to deploy an artifact type that is not in the list of supported MyST Artifact Types, you can do this through the MyST Extensibility Framework.

About Extending MyST

MyST provides an intuitive data model to define your OFMW components. In some scenarios, you might wish to extend MyST in order to achieve specific configuration and/or deployment needs.

MyST provides an extensible framework through declarative WLST or via custom actions to be executed at provision or deploy-time.

Custom actions can be written in Python, Jython, WLST, Ant, Java or even Puppet manifests.

Choosing the approach for Extending MyST

MyST should be extended only when strictly necessary. You should use the out of the box MyST model as much as possible so that your solution is upgrade safe.

If you believe that you cannot achieve an outcome by using the MyST model, please contact Rubicon Red support for advice. The following order of preference should be taken when deciding how to model configuration and deployment within MyST.

  1. Use the out-of-the-box definitions. MyST supports the Automated Deployment of many artifact types:

    • Oracle ADF

    • Application Configuration

    • Oracle B2B

    • Oracle BAM

    • Java EAR

    • Java JAR

    • Java Library (Classpath)

    • Java WAR

    • Oracle MDS

    • Oracle MFT

    • OSB Configuration

    • OSB XPath

    • Oracle WSM Policy

    • Oracle SOA Composites

    • Oracle SOA Extension

    • PL/SQL

  2. If the desired type is not supported, use MyST's Declarative Extension Model (also know as myst-extension).

  3. If the type can not be supported through myst-extension consider creating a custom action and type or raise it as a feature request with MyST Support.

Creating Custom Types

Custom deployment types can be supported in the MyST CLI through the following property name standard where

  • ID is a unique identifier for the artifact instance,

  • TYPE-ID is a unique identifier for the artifact type and

  • PARAM-ID is a unique identifier for any artifact parameters


For example, if we wanted to create an artifact type for an Oracle API Gateway Federation we may use the following:


As with all MyST CLI resources, you can alternatively use XML instead of Name/Value Properties if you want:

<deployment id="OAG_CONFIG">
<param id="target-groups">default_group</param>

If you want to define your artifact instance properties within an existing Platform Blueprint or Model in MyST Studio you should use the name/value property notation define it under the Global Variables.

Creating Custom Actions

MyST supports the injection of Custom Actions within various parts of the Provisioning and Deployment workflow.

When using the CLI, custom actions should be defined and version-controlled under a specific folder within the MyST workspace depending on the language they are written in:



File Extension

Python / Jython



WLST Script



Java Archive



Puppet Manifest



At runtime, MyST CLI will auto-discover these custom actions. To inject them before or after specific out-of-the-box MyST actions you can use the following property notation:

action.<ACTION NAME>.pre|post

For example, to execute an action called deploy-oag after all of the other deployments are complete you could set the following:

To prevent the custom actions from failing when there are no artifacts defined in the model matching the deploy type, you should develop the custom action to return without performing a deploy.

For example:

if oagFeds is None or len(oagFeds) == 0:

If you need to download or access artifacts from an Artifact Repository as part of a deployment, make sure that you run download-deploy-artifacts prior to a deployment. This can be automatically done with the property action.deploy.pre=download-deploy-artifacts. From your custom action you can then access the location of the downloaded artifact from ${MYST_WORKSPACE}/target/artifacts/${groupId}/${artifactId}-${version}.${type}

Python / Jython / WLST

In terms of the scripting language and how it interacts with MyST, Python, Jython and WLST are all quite similar. The differences are as follows:

  • Jython code is written in Python but it runs in the Java Virtual Machine so has native access to Java Objects

  • WLST code is written in Jython so it has access to the additional WebLogic functions. WLST actions have a dependency on WebLogic being installed so if you do not need access to the WebLogic functions you should opt for a Python or Jython action.

The action name will be the same name as the file, without the file extension. For example, if the file is called, then the action name will be configure-mediator.

At runtime, MyST passes all of the instance data via the conf context. In a case where the values to be set in the action are either different per environment or could be changed often, it's recommended to externalise them into your model.

The runtime data can be accessed either as name/value properties or XMLBean Java objects.

Accessing Data

The unique IDs for a given deployment type can be accessed in a comma-separated list via internal.deployment.TYPE-ID.

So in the previously mentioned OAG_CONFIG example if we had two deployment IDs of OUTBOUND_OAG_CONFIG and INBOUND_OAG_CONFIG it would be internal.deployment.oag-fed=OUTBOUND_OAG_CONFIG,INBOUND_OAG_CONFIG

You could then access the deployment object properties like this:

if oagFeds is None or len(oagFeds) == 0:
deployFedsList = oagFeds.split(',')
for oagFedIdentifier in deployFedsList:
type = cfg['core.deployment[' + oagFedIdentifier + '].type']
name = cfg['core.deployment[' + oagFedIdentifier + '].artifactId']
targetGroups = cfg['core.deployment[' + oagFedIdentifier + '].param[target-groups]']

or if you want to use the XML Bean Object instead of properties, you can something like this:

deployFedsArray = model.getCore().getDeploymentList().getDeploymentArray()
for oagFedObject in deployFedsArray
type = oagFedObject.getType()
name = oagFedObject.getArtifact().getRepository().getArtifactId()
targetGroups = oagFedObject.getParamList().getParamArray()[0].getStringValue()

Example 1: Configure Mediator MBeans via WLST


from java.util import HashMap
def myst(conf):
if '' in conf and 'admin.port' in conf and 'core.fmw.admin.username' in conf and 'core.fmw.admin.password' in conf:'Connecting to Admin Server')
admin_server_url=conf[''] + ':' + conf['admin.port']
if 'servers' in conf:
for server in serversList:
serverName = conf["core.domain.server["+server+"].name"]
mediator= ObjectName(''+serverName+',name=mediator,type=MediatorConfig,Application=soa-infra')
print 'DeferredWorkerThreadCount:'
print mbs.getAttribute(mediator, 'DeferredWorkerThreadCount')
mbs.setAttribute(mediator, Attribute('DeferredWorkerThreadCount',2))

Example 2: Deploy Oracle API Gateway Federations


execfile(System.getProperty("myst.home") + '/lib/targets/common/')
def myst(cfg):
if oagFeds is None or len(oagFeds) == 0:
deployFedsList = oagFeds.split(',')
scriptName = ''
cfg['oag.remote.tmpdir'] = '/tmp/myst'
remoteTmpDir = cfg['oag.remote.tmpdir']
adminNode = cfg['product.wls-admin.node-list']
adminHost = cfg['core.node[' + adminNode + '].host']
cfg[''] = adminHost
cfg['remote.server.username'] = cfg['core.node[' + adminNode + '].authentication.credentials.username']
cfg['remote.server.password'] = cfg['core.node[' + adminNode + '].authentication.credentials.password']
cfg[''] = cfg['oag.remote.tmpdir']
scriptLocation = System.getProperty('myst.workspace') + '/resources/oag'
cfg['library.file'] = scriptLocation + '/' + scriptName
if not 'noop' in cfg:
call_ant(cfg, '/lib/targets/ant/deploy-libs.xml','remote-copy-unix')
remoteCommand = 'mkdir -p ' + remoteTmpDir
cfg['remote.execute.command'] = remoteCommand
if not 'noop' in cfg:
call_ant(cfg, '/lib/targets/ant/deploy-libs.xml','remote-execute')
for deployFed in deployFedsList:
sourceLocation = # Get source location from binary
sourceFile = # TODO: Get source file from binary
targetGroups = cfg['core.deployment[' + deployFed + '].param[target-groups]']
cfg[''] = remoteTmpDir
cfg['library.file'] = sourceLocation + '/' + sourceFile
print 'Copy file ' + cfg[''] + '/' + cfg['library.file']
if not 'noop' in cfg:
call_ant(cfg, '/lib/targets/ant/deploy-libs.xml','remote-copy-unix')
targetGroupsList = targetGroups.split(',')
for targetGroup in targetGroupsList:
jythonFile = cfg['core.product[oag].home'] + '/apigateway/posix/bin/jython'
remoteCommand = 'cd ' + remoteTmpDir + '; ' + jythonFile + ' ' + scriptName + ' ' + adminHost + ' ' + cfg['core.product[oag].param[node-manager-port]'] + ' "' + cfg['core.product[oag].param[password]'] + '" ' + remoteTmpDir + '/' + sourceFile + ' ' + targetGroup
cfg['remote.execute.command'] = remoteCommand
if not 'noop' in cfg:
call_ant(cfg, '/lib/targets/ant/deploy-libs.xml','remote-execute')
remoteCommand = 'rm -f ' + remoteTmpDir + '/' + sourceFile
cfg['remote.execute.command'] = remoteCommand
if not 'noop' in cfg:
call_ant(cfg, '/lib/targets/ant/deploy-libs.xml','remote-execute')
remoteCommand = 'rm -f ' + remoteTmpDir + '/' + scriptName
cfg['remote.execute.command'] = remoteCommand
if not 'noop' in cfg:
call_ant(cfg, '/lib/targets/ant/deploy-libs.xml','remote-execute')


MyST also supports extension through a Java SDK. The JAR file containing the MyST extension and all the dependent JARs must be under <MYST_WORKSPACE>/lib/thirdparty.

If some JARS must be loaded before the MyST JARs, then these files must be placed under <MYST_WORKSPACE>/lib/thirdparty/pre.

Example MyST Java Custom Action

Below is an example MyST Custom Action Java class:

package com.example;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Properties;
import com.rubiconred.myst.actions.JavaActionRunner;
import com.rubiconred.myst.config.MySTConfiguration;
import com.rubiconred.myst.core.CoreDocument;
import com.rubiconred.myst.core.CustomType.Property;
import com.rubiconred.myst.exceptions.ActionException;
public class MyCustomMySTAction extends JavaActionRunner {
private String yourName;
private String yourFmwVersion;
public void run() throws ActionException {
MySTConfiguration configuration = getConfiguration();
String currentAction = configuration.getRequest().getAction();
System.out.println("Action: " + currentAction);
// Get value via Java Objects
CoreDocument coreDoc = configuration.getModel();
for (Property propObj : coreDoc.getCore().getCustom().getPropertyArray()){
if (propObj.getName().equals("")){
yourName = propObj.getName();
yourFmwVersion = coreDoc.getCore().getFmw().getVersion();
System.out.println("Access via Java Object");
System.out.println("Hello "+yourName + ". I see you are using FMW "+ yourFmwVersion);
// Get value via Property Notation
Properties properties = configuration.getProperties();
System.out.println("Access via Java Object");
System.out.println("Hello "+ properties.getProperty("") + ". I see you are using FMW "+ properties.getProperty("core.fmw.version") );
public List<String> getActionNames() {
List<String> actionNames = new ArrayList<String>();
return actionNames;

To make the class dynamically discoverable, it must be built into a jar which includes the file META-INF/services/com.rubiconred.myst.actions.JavaActionRunner with the name of the class in the contents - e.g.


If you have multiple custom actions in one JAR, each action class should be listed in the above files contents.

Any property with password in the name will be automatically encrypted when it is defined in MyST.

Debugging and testing out MyST Java-based custom action

To debug and test the MyST custom action outside of MyST, we will need myst-core.jar, myst-model-*.jar, xmlbeans-*.jar and log4j-*.jar libraries available on our classpath. These jars should exist under $MYST_HOME/lib or $MYST_HOME/lib/thirdparty

Below is an example snippet for testing our MyST custom action, you could put this in a JUnit test or a Java main method.

// Load XMLBean
CoreDocument coreDoc = CoreDocument.Factory.parse(new File("/Users/rubiconred/test.xml"));
// Load Properties
Properties prop = new Properties();
prop.load(new FileInputStream(new File("/Users/rubiconred/")));
// Set MyST Home
System.setProperty("myst.home", "/opt/myst");
// Instantiate MyST Configuration
MySTConfiguration config = new MySTConfiguration();
// Instantiate MyST Custom Action
MyCustomMySTAction customAction = new MyCustomMySTAction();
// Run MyST Custom Action;

Notice that it assumes a myst.home. Before running this test you should install the MyST CLI and set it's location for the value of myst.home.

The file and test.xml file used in the above example can be generated from the MyST CLI as follows:

Generating Properties for a Platform Model

  1. Execute myst properties <model> where <model> is the name of the MyST Platform Model. For a list of available models, you should be able to type myst usage.

  2. This will output the properties content which can then be copied into a file on the file system.

Generating XML content for a Platform Model

  1. Execute myst properties <model> -Dxml where <model> is the name of the MyST Platform Model. For a list of available models, you should be able to type myst usage.

  2. This will output the XML content which can then be copied into a file on the file system.