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Development options for LiveCycle (or LiveCycle like functionality)?

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Hi,

I'm quite keen to get various bits LiveCycle to extend a web application.  I'm particularly keen on on-the-fly PDF watermarking, rights management, auditing and certificate based authentication.

The problem is, we're a Microsoft shop, which doesn't preclude us from using Adobe solutions, but I'm very hesitant at putting in something that requires all new J2EE infrastructure (JBoss for example), as we have no experience in maintaining, let alone developing for.

Can someone advise me what my options are here?  I know I could go to a third party and get them to do any development work, but then we just end up relying on them instead...

Or is LiveCycle sufficiently "open" (exposes it's functionality/services via web services or dotNet accessable APIs) that we're not likely to have to actually develop in Java?

Thanks

Craig

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Hi Craig,

Every service that LiveCycle exposes can be invoked as webservice. If you just think of the development then you can use LiveCycle process design tools and you wouldn't have to code in Java to create new services. But you don't have options in managing LiveCycle server. It will require J2EE infrastructure but you have options between jboss, weblogic, websphere...

Have a read at below URLs about invoking LC services vai .net. Also "Tour De LC" (http://www.adobe.com/devnet/livecycle/tourdelivecycle/) is a good place to read more.

http://livedocs.adobe.com/livecycle/es/sdkHelp/programmer/sdkHelp/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm?...

http://livedocs.adobe.com/livecycle/es/sdkHelp/programmer/sdkHelp/invokingSOAP.27.6.html

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Hi Craig,

Every service that LiveCycle exposes can be invoked as webservice. If you just think of the development then you can use LiveCycle process design tools and you wouldn't have to code in Java to create new services. But you don't have options in managing LiveCycle server. It will require J2EE infrastructure but you have options between jboss, weblogic, websphere...

Have a read at below URLs about invoking LC services vai .net. Also "Tour De LC" (http://www.adobe.com/devnet/livecycle/tourdelivecycle/) is a good place to read more.

http://livedocs.adobe.com/livecycle/es/sdkHelp/programmer/sdkHelp/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm?...

http://livedocs.adobe.com/livecycle/es/sdkHelp/programmer/sdkHelp/invokingSOAP.27.6.html

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Hi Parth,

awsome, thanks for that, just what I needed.

Regards

Craig

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