Are there any "Getting started guides" or tips available for creating a custom portlet or extension such as the security manger when the studio app is running on a WebLogic server?
I've followed the in instructions outlined here http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E39271_01/studio.300/studio_admin/toc.htm#Creating%20a%20new%20Security%20Manager
I downloaded both the SDK and weblogic endeca-portal files and have the sample project in eclipse. How should I add/use the necessary .wars?
Not sure if this is exactly what you need, but there is some information on working with .war files - it's in the custom component section.