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Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: June 2016 Edition

Steven Chan - 8 hours 29 min ago

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.   

Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components.  These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases

You can research these yourself using this Note:

Upgrade Recommendations for June 2016

  1. EBS 11i users should upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2.  Before upgrading, 11i users should be on the minimum 11i patching baseline.

  2. EBS 12.0 users should upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2.  Before upgrading, 12.0 users should be on the minimum 12.0 patching baseline.

  3. EBS 12.1 users should upgrade to 12.1.3 RPC4 or 12.2.  Before upgrading, 12.1 users should be on the minimum minimum 12.1 patching baseline.

  4. EBS 12.1 users should switch their PKI certificates to SHA-2.

  5. EBS 12.2 users should upgrade to EBS 12.2.5, Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2, the April 2016 AD tools, StartCD 50, and FMW 11.1.1.9.

  6. EBS 11i and 12.1 users should upgrade to Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2.

  7. EBS 11i, 12.0, 12.1, and 12.2 customers should switch from Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to Transport Layer Security (TLS).

  8. EBS 11i, 12.0, 12.1, and 12.2 users must sign their environment's JAR files now.

  9. EBS 11i, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2 users should apply the April 2016 Critical Patch Update.

  10. Oracle Single Sign-On 10g users should migrate to OAM 11gR2 Patchset 3 11.1.2.3.0.

  11. Oracle Internet Directory users should upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11g 11.1.1.9.

  12. Oracle Discoverer users should migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA), or Discoverer 11g 11.1.1.7.

  13. Oracle Portal 10g users should migrate to Oracle WebCenter 11g 11.1.1.9 or upgrade to Portal 11g 11.1.1.6.

  14. Firefox users should upgrade to Firefox Extended Support Release 45.

  15. Windows desktop users should migrate from older Java releases (including JInitiator) to JRE 1.8.0_91/92 (or later JRE 1.8 updates), JRE 1.7.0_101 (or later 1.7 updates), or JRE 1.6.0_115 (or later 1.6 updates).

  16. Windows XP and Office 2003 users should upgrade to later versions.

  17. Windows Vista users should upgrade to a later version of Windows.

  18. Windows Internet Explorer users should upgrade to IE 11.

  19. EBS customers on Exalogic and Exadata should follow the latest recommendations.

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TLS 1.2 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.2

Steven Chan - Tue, 2016-06-28 16:57

I'm pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 inbound, outbound, and loopback connections are now certified with TLS 1.2, 1.1, and 1.0. If you have not already migrated from SSL to TLS, you should begin planning the migration for your environment. 

For more information on patching and configuration requirements when migrating to TLS 1.2 from TLS 1.0 or SSL, refer to the following My Oracle Support Knowledge Document:

The steps and configuration outlined in MOS Note 1367293.1 will address recent security vulnerabilities (e.g. Weak Cipher Suites/FREAK, POODLE, DROWN).

Configuration Options

  • Certification with TLS 1.2, 1.1 and 1.0

    The default Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 configuration allows for the handshake between the client and server to negotiate and use the highest version of TLS (either 1.2, 1.1, or 1.0) supported end-to-end by all parties.

For example, if the outbound connection used by iProcurement is by default configured for TLS 1.2, 1.1 and 1.0 and if a call is made from Oracle E-Business Suite iProcurement to an external site that supports TLS 1.2 and a common cipher suite is found, then TLS 1.2 will be used end-to-end. If a call is made from Oracle E-Business Suite iProcurement to an external site that supports TLS 1.1 and a common cipher suite is found, then the handshake negotiation will resolve to use TLS 1.1 for the connection encryption.

  • Restricting the TLS Protocol (Optional Configuration)

You may optionally configure Oracle E-Business Suite to use the highest level of TLS certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2. This option currently allows you configure TLS 1.2 for all inbound, outbound and loopback connections. 

Warning: If you restrict Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 to use only TLS 1.2, this configuration could result in the inability to connect to other sites or browsers that do not support TLS 1.2.

  • Restricting Connections to HTTPS Only (Optional Configuration)

You also may optionally configure Oracle E-Business Suite to disable the HTTP port and use the HTTPS port only. 

Where can I learn more?
There are several guides and documents that cover Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 secure configuration and encryption. You can learn more by reading the following:

SSL or TLS 1.0 Reference Note

If you are using SSL or TLS 1.0 and need to review your current configuration or renew your certificate, you may refer to the following:

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PeopleSoft Database Secure Baseline Configuration

PeopleSoft, similar to other major ERP applications, while depending on a database to store information, arguably does not secure the supporting database. The security of the database is the client’s responsibility.

In order to give a few examples of what we are talking about when we refer to database security, the following are several of the 200+ database security checks that Integrigy performs during our PeopleSoft security configuration assessments - take a look today at your database for a few quick checks:

  • Limit direct database access whenever possible. This is always our number one recommendation – how isolated is your database?
  • Database CPU patching – have you applied the latest database CPU patches?
  • Logging and auditing – do you have auditing enabled? How much? What monitoring tools and processes do you have?
  • Database passwords – especially key accounts such as the Connect Id, Access Id, IB and PS – are they set to weak or default passwords? Are you using profiles?
  • Permissions and authorizations – when was the last time you reviewed them? How many users have SELECT ANY TABLE privileges?
  • Ensure the Default tablespace should never be ‘SYSTEM’ or PSDEFAULT for named users. These should be reserved for the Oracle RDBMS and application respectively
  • Do not use SYSADM for day-to-day support. Use named accounts instead, are you?

If you have questions, please contact us at info@integrigy.com

Michael A. Miller, CISSP-ISSMP, CCSP

References

PeopleSoft Database Security

PeopleSoft Security Quick Reference

Oracle Database, Oracle PeopleSoft, Auditor
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New OA Framework 12.1 Release Update Pack 5 Now Available

Steven Chan - Tue, 2016-06-21 18:12

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (OAF or "OA Framework") user interface libraries and infrastructure.   Since the release of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 in 2009, we have released several cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. 

These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs. "Cumulative" means that the latest Release Update Pack includes all of fixes released in previous RUPs. 

The fifth OAF update is now available:

OAF 12.1 RUP 5

Where is the documentation for this update?

Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are here:

Who should apply this patch?

All EBS 12.1 users should apply this patch.  Future OAF patches for EBS 12.1 will require this patch as a prerequisite.

What's new in this update?

Over 70 updates to various OA Framework components are included in this Release Update Pack:

  • Bug 10007122 FRM-41058 ERROR OCCURS WITH CTRL+E KEYS WHEN THE CURSOR FOCUS IS ON THE BUTTON.
  • Bug 10057139 GSI: QUERY IN FND_GLOBAL CAUSES HIGH CPU/NODE CRASH DUE TO MUTEX WAIT
  • Bug 10078872 1OFF:10057139:GSI: QUERY IN FND_GLOBAL CAUSES HIGH CPU/NODE CRASH DUE TO MUTEX W
  • Bug 10192670 12.1.4:10192626 FORWARD PORT: BI 3.1.1.11 :GRAPH IS NOT WORKING ON 64 BIT LINUX
  • Bug 10196565 10112858 FORWARD PORT: VO SUBSTITUTION DISPLAY AFTER 'DISABLE SELF-SERVICE PERSO
  • Bug 10285481 GOING TO SOURCING HOME PAGE FROM FAVOURITES, CREATING A QUOTE CAUSING EXCEPTION
  • Bug 10335521 THE APPLICATIONS BACKGROUND TURNS COMPLETELY BLUE INTERMITTENTLY
  • Bug 10385406 CLASSCASTEXCEPTION OCCURED WHEN ADDING OAHEADERBEAN AS 1ST CHILD TO OAPAGELAYBEA
  • Bug 10390503 EBS 12.1.3 EXPORT TXT MIME TYPE CANNOT BE MAPPED FOR EXCEL
  • Bug 10435049 PEOPLE GROUP SEGMENTS BLANKED DURING UPDATE WHEN THOSE SEGMENTS NOT DISPLAYED
  • Bug 11059366 :RO:OAPAGECONTEXTIMPL.GETPARAMETERVALUES RETURNS MACED VALUES
  • Bug 11781531 NOT ABLE TO ADD HTTPS URL TO FAVORITES LINK IN 12.1.2. HTTP IS PRE-PENDED TO URL
  • Bug 11832737 FORWARD PORT OF 9908921 TO 12.1.3
  • Bug 11856365 CAN NOT OPEN FAVORITES LINKS IN NEW WINDOW FROM PREFERENCES PAGE
  • Bug 11879499 CREATION_DATE AND LAST_UPDATE_DATE ARE NOT CORRECT
  • Bug 11891959 FORWARD PORT OF BUG 9614874 TO 12.1.3
  • Bug 11924872 EMPTY SUB MENUS IN THE NEW TREE MODE NAVIGATOR ON HOMEPAGE (12.1.3)
  • Bug 12350371 UNABLE TO SEE LOGINPAGE PROBLEM 12.1.3
  • Bug 12424716 SAVE RESPONSIBILITY CONTEXT WHEN CREATING FAVORITES
  • Bug 12661140 12.1.3 :FAVORITES ADDED USING 'ADD TO FAVORITE' LOOSES MENU CONTEXT INFORMATION
  • Bug 12763903 PROBLEM OF FRENCH TRANSLATION - OAFSLIDEOUTMENU.JS ISSUE
  • Bug 12814546 SYMANTEC ICAP CLIENT ALWAYS THROWS JAVA.LANG.STRINGINDEXOUTOFBOUNDSEXCEPTION
  • Bug 12820394 MDS QUERY - PERFORMANCE ISSUE
  • Bug 12829410 INCORRECT REQUISITIONS SHOWN WHEN USING OA FAVORITES
  • Bug 12900897 PERFORMANCE ISSUE WITH PERSONALIZATION IMPORT EXPORT PAGE UNDER FUNCTIONAL ADMIN
  • Bug 13028359 VIRUS SCAN DOES NOT KICK IN AFTER THE ATTACHMENTS ARE ADDED
  • Bug 13033466 MOZILLA : COPY PASTING AND TYPING BEHAVE DIFFERENT IN RTE
  • Bug 13033815 AFTER APPLYING PATCHES :12654106 AND 11894708, TEXT STYLE CHANGED IN POPUPS
  • Bug 13038333 RO SEGEMENTS WHEN DEFAULTED ARE NOT STORING THE VALUES ON SUBMIT
  • Bug 13109125 ALT+TAB TO TOGGLE IN AND OUT OF APPS CAUSING O AND N TO ACTIVATE SLIDEMENU
  • Bug 13243104 ISSUE WITH EXCEL DRILLDOWN
  • Bug 13322060 PLANNING- FORECAST SCHEDULE LINK FAILS WITH JAVA ERROR MESSAGE
  • Bug 13340173 QUANTITY FIELD DOES NOT VALIDATE DECIMAL SEPARATOR
  • Bug 13402264 UNABLE TO CREATE QUERY CRITERIA MAP IN PERSONALIZATION
  • Bug 13549105 NEED FORWARD PORT PATCH FOR BUGS 13108282 AND 13373481 IN 12.1.3
  • Bug 13550248 YOU ARE TRYING TO ACCESS A PAGE THAT IS NO LONGER ACTIVE - MACCHECK SECURITY ERR
  • Bug 13555434 CANNOT IMPORT PERSONALIZATIONS USING FUNCTIONAL ADMINISTRATOR
  • Bug 13626261 POPUP THROWS EXCEPTION WHEN CHANGING RESPONSIBILITY IN CONTEXT SWITCHER
  • Bug 13691585 ENTITY CACHE NOT HONORED WHEN EO ACCESSED VIA AO
  • Bug 13710707 ($RO$) SUFFIX MAKES SEGMENT VALUES DISAPPEAR IN KFF LOV WINDOW RESULTS TABLE
  • Bug 13737406 HIJRAH DATE FORMAT ISSUE WHEN A DATE VALUE IS GETTING DEFAULTED
  • Bug 13738942 SUPPORT OPENING OF LOV WINDOW WHEN EXACT MATCH IS ALSO A PARTIAL MATCH
  • Bug 13822452 CONNECTION LOCKED IN OANAVIGATEPORTLETAM AFTER LOGIN WITH CONFIGURABLE HOME PAGE
  • Bug 13915163 RESPONSIBILITY ID NOT VISIBLE WHILE PERSONALIZING THROUGH FUNCTIONAL ADMINISTART
  • Bug 13919206 NEW BASE-DESKTOP.XSS CHANGES OAF DESIGN DUE TO 12350371
  • Bug 14071624 START PAGE PROFILE/PREFERENCES GETTING RESET
  • Bug 14343026 AM LEAK IN ICXFAVORITESAM AND OANAVIGATEPORTLETAM LEADING TO JDBC CONNECT LEAKS
  • Bug 14345705 THE NUMBER OF ERROR MESSAGE STACKED IN ARRAYLIST IS RESET FROM 10TH IN OAF
  • Bug 14365312 PROJECT INFORMATION NOT GETING SAVED IN IPROC
  • Bug 14467324 OADESCRIPTIVEFLEXBEAN REFERS INCORRECT SEGMENT LIST CORRESPONDING TO THE CONTEXT
  • Bug 14550047 1OFF: R12.1.4 CONSOLIDATED PATCH FOR CORE FLEXJ FLEXFIELD FILES STANDALONE
  • Bug 14634957 DYNAMIC POPLIST DID NOT GET REFRESHED ON PPR EVENT
  • Bug 14644892 7505198 - PERFORMANCE ISSUE WHILE ENTERING CHARGE ACCOUNT IN REQUISITION PAGE IN
  • Bug 14682009 HIGH DATA (HTML) TRANSFER OVER NETWORK ON PAGE RENDERING AND PPR
  • Bug 14759713 NOT RE-NEW CONTEXT WHEN CREATING FAVORITES BY "ADD TO FAVORITES"
  • Bug 14780941 DUPLICATE EXECUTION OF SAVED SERACH RESULTING IN PERF ISSUE
  • Bug 14830586 MOVING ITEMS IN THE MANAGE FAVORITES PAGE SENDS USER TO LAST PAGE AFTER MOVE
  • Bug 15828154 13933688: IPRO SHOPPING CART PAGE CONSUMES HUGE HEAP MEMORY AND USER CAN'T CONTI
  • Bug 15929270 LOV WINDOW COMING UP AFTER SELECTING THE VALUE FROM LOOKAHEAD LOV
  • Bug 16675890 HIDDEN REQUIRED FLEX SEGMENT NOT DEFAULT
  • Bug 16753850 RINNING IN ISSUE WITH ... IS NOT A DATE FORMATTED AS
  • Bug 17032279 ITEMS IN R12 HOMEPAGE FAVOURITES DROP DOWN MENU MISSING AFTER UPGRADE
  • Bug 17245992 WRONG VALUE POPULATED ONCE SELECTION THROUGH AHEAD LOV IS MADE
  • Bug 17308202 TRANSLATION ISSUE IN POPUP TITLE
  • Bug 17344496 PERSONALIZED VIEW IN BUYER WORK CENTER COPIES VALUE TO OTHER VIEWS WHEN CREATING
  • Bug 17351418 IMPROPER HANDLING OF EXCEPTIONS SENT ON LOV INVALIDATION
  • Bug 17385100 "UPDATE ATTACHMENT" POP-UP IN THE BWC DOES NOT FULLY UPDATE THE ATTACHMENT CATEG
  • Bug 17418969 NLS: HOVER TEXTS EXPAND/COLLAPSE OF RESPONSIBILITY TREE VIEW ARE HARDCODED
  • Bug 17458320 NLS: HARDCODED HOVER TEXT FOR RESPONSIBILITY/PAGE PULLDOWN IN PREFERENCES PAGE
  • Bug 17472133 HOVER TEXT "CLOSE POPUP" IS UNTRANSLATED
  • Bug 17548019 R12 HOMEPAGE "-" MINUS SIGNS NEXT TO RESPONSIBILITY HAVING ONE MENU ISSUE
  • Bug 17618077 IE10 COMPATIBILITY PATCH AND FIX FOR R: AFTER 9773527, NEW BLANK ROW AUTO-ADDED
  • Bug 17659762 "WARNING QUERY HAS EXCEEDED 100 ROW ; "FND: VIEW OBJECT MAX FETCH SIZE"
  • Bug 17811126 ADDRESS VALIDATION/SUGGESTION BOX DOES NOT WHEN DFF ENABLED
  • Bug 17842417 MENUS WITH GRANT DISABLED AT MENU AND FUNCTION LEVEL ARE VISIBLE ON LOGIN PAGE
  • Bug 17857284 ABOUT THIS PAGE DOES NOT SHOW ANYTHING

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PeopleTools October 2014 CPU Security Patch

The prior blog post (PeopleSoft Security Patches) reviewed PeopleSoft CPU patching. Worthy of its own post is the October 2014 CPU. A show of hands back in April at our PeopleSoft database security presentation at Collaborate 2016 (PeopleSoft Database Security) further confirmed Integrigy’s research that a surprising number of PeopleSoft installations have not applied this patch.

The PeopleTools October 2014 CPU (8.52.24, 8.53.17, 8.54.04) fixes a critical issue with the security of the database passwords for the Connect and Access Ids. This patch MUST be applied in order to safeguard the password for the Access Id (e.g. SYSADM) – regardless of how complex you have made it. The details of the specific vulnerability are best not given further explanation on the Internet.

This said if you have not already applied the October 2014 CPU or any CPU since (they are cumulative) and you have questions and/or concerns, please contact us at info@integrigy.com

Michael A. Miller, CISSP-ISSMP, CCSP

References

PeopleSoft Database Security

PeopleSoft Security Quick Reference

Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle Critical Patch Updates
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OAM 11g : Authorization headers are not passed to downstream applications

Online Apps DBA - Fri, 2016-06-17 11:31

Readers, Just another post on OAM 11g issue that I have recently seen. OAM version could be 11g R1 or later. It is common practice for OAM to pass headers to downstream applications for userid or any other user/session attributes for SSO to work. Recently while working on EBS 12.2 and OAM PS3 SSO integration, I […]

The post OAM 11g : Authorization headers are not passed to downstream applications appeared first on Oracle Trainings for Apps & Fusion DBA.

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Multi-Factor Authentication possibilities in OAM 11g

Online Apps DBA - Thu, 2016-06-16 17:27

Readers, It’s been sometime since writing here, however I believe I am back with good informative post today. It is very common ask for MFA these days and there are multiple ways to achieve this in Oracle Access Management by using either OAM 11g or combination of OAM and OAAM 11g (and/or using 3rd party products). […]

The post Multi-Factor Authentication possibilities in OAM 11g appeared first on Oracle Trainings for Apps & Fusion DBA.

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Applying Patches in Oracle Fusion Middleware ? Welcome to Zero DownTime (ZDT) Patch ?

Online Apps DBA - Thu, 2016-06-16 15:29

 In my Oracle Fusion Middleware Training for Apps DBAs, DBAs, and Middleware Admin, I was discussing about Patching as part of Module 10, where we cover various patching tools like opatch, bsu, psa for various products like SOA, WebLogic, OHS, WebCenter etc including Schema Patches. One of the topic came was how to apply patches without impacting […]

The post Applying Patches in Oracle Fusion Middleware ? Welcome to Zero DownTime (ZDT) Patch ? appeared first on Oracle Trainings for Apps & Fusion DBA.

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Frequently Asked Questions about EBS Security

Steven Chan - Tue, 2016-06-14 12:59

We often receive questions about Oracle E-Business Suite security.  To assist with answering the most frequently asked questions about Oracle E-Business Suite security including secure configuration, auditing and encryption and others, the following new document is now available:

The questions in the FAQ are organized in the following sections:

  • Section 1: Secure Configuration and Architecture
  • Section 2: Auditing
  • Section 3: Access and Authentication
  • Section 4: Encryption and Masking             
  • Section 5: Connection Encryption

 Examples of questions answered in the new FAQ include:

  • What features are available for auditing Oracle E-Business Suite?
  • Do all DBAs require the APPS password?
  • Why should you migrate from SSL to TLS?
  • What versions of TLS are currently certified with Oracle E-Business Suite?
  • How do you configure HTTPs for Oracle E-Business Suite?
  • Can you use SHA-2 signed PKI certificates with Oracle E-Business Suite?

We plan to update this document on a regular basis.  As you read through the new document, please let us know if there are additional questions that we should consider adding.

Where can I learn more?

There are several guides and documents that cover Oracle E-Business Suite secure configuration and encryption for Release 12.1 and 12.2. You can learn more by reading the following:

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PeopleSoft Security Patches

The process of applying security patches starts with identifying which patches to apply. For PeopleSoft, security patches need to be considered for both the application and the major technical components. The application of security patches, referred to by Oracle as Critical Patch Updates (CPUs), for one component DO NOT apply security patches for the other components.

For example, PeopleTools CPU patches DO NOT include database CPUs – applying one will not automatically apply nor include the other. The same holds for WebLogic and Tuxedo CPU patches.

CPUs for PeopleTools releases are provided for up to 24 months after the next minor release is generally available. The following table will assist in analyzing your PeopleTools CPU levels certification status with other key PeopleSoft technical components:

PeopleTools

(PT)

PT Generally Available Date

PT CPU Delivered through

Database

Certifications

WebLogic

Certifications

Tuxedo

Certification

PT8.51

9/10/10

Jan 2014

11.2.0.4

10.3.6.0

10.3.0.0

PT8.52

10/28/11

Jan 2015

11.2.0.4

10.3.6.0

10.3.0.0

PT8.53

2/1/13

7/19/16

11.2.0.4

12.1.0.2

10.3.6.0

11.1.3.0

11.1.1.2

PT8.54

7/11/14

12/4/17

11.2.0.4

12.1.0.2

12.1.3.0

12.1.2.0

12.1.1.0

PT8.55

12/4/15

TBD

11.2.0.4

12.1.0.2

12.1.3.0

12.1.1.0

12.1.3.0

  • WebLogic 10.3.6.x is supported through December 2018
  • WebLogic 12.1.2.0 is supported through 6/2016
  • WebLogic 12.1.3.0 is supported through 12/2017 and will be the terminal release of 12.1.x
  • Tuxedo support dates: 10.3 12/2016, 12.1.3 in 2020 all 1
  • 1.x and 12.1.1 end in 2018

If you have questions, please contact us at info@integrigy.com

Michael A. Miller, CISSP-ISSMP, CCSP

REFERENCES

PeopleSoft Database Security

PeopleSoft Security Quick Reference

 

Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle Critical Patch Updates
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Tutorial: Using Oracle EBS Adapter in Integration Cloud Service

Steven Chan - Tue, 2016-06-07 13:46

Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) is Oracle’s integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). It provides a web-based interface to integrate Software as a Service (SaaS) and on-premise applications. It includes various technology and application adapters.

Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter from Integration Cloud Service provides native and secure connectivity to Oracle E-Business Suite instance. It lets you create integrations with EBS public integration interfaces. As of ECS 16.2.5, the EBS Adapter supports: 

  • EBS R12.1.3, R12.2.3, R12.2.4 and R12.2.5.
  • PL/SQL-based REST Services for outbound integrations from ICS (also called inbound integrations to EBS).
  • Business Events and XML Gateway Messages for inbound integrations to ICS (also called outbound integrations from EBS).
  • Custom interfaces registered in Integration Repository.
  • Connectivity via an on-premise Agent. If EBS REST Services are directly accessible from ICS, on-premise Agent need not be configured. 

Screenshot of Adapter video

Here is a tutorial on using EBS Adapter for integrations in Integration Cloud Service:

It highlights the steps required to utilize the Business Event information from EBS. It is based on an Order-to-Manual Invoice scenario. When a Sales Order is booked in EBS Order Management, EBS raises a business event with Header Id and Status of the corresponding Sales Order. This information is used to retrieve details of the Sales Order. A manual invoice is created in EBS Accounts Receivable for this Sales Order.

This tutorial uses EBS Adapter as a Trigger (Source) as well as an Invoke (Target) connection. A Business Event is used to trigger the ICS integration whereas, PL/SQL-based REST Service is used to retrieve or fetch Sales Order details from EBS Order Management. It uses a REST Adapter to create manual invoice in EBS Accounts Receivables.

Tutorial Resources

References

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OCFS2 Certified with EBS 12.2 Shared File System Configurations

Steven Chan - Mon, 2016-06-06 18:18

Oracle Cluster File System 2 (OCFS2) is now certified for use with E-Business Suite 12.2 when sharing a single file system between multiple application tier server nodes. 

Load-balancing E-Business Suite 12.2

You can improve your E-Business Suite 12.2 environment's fault tolerance, availability, and performance by distributing traffic across multiple application tier server nodes. For information about using multinode configurations, see:

EBS 12.2 load-balanced multinode architecture

Reducing your patching requirements with a shared file system

If you have multiple application tier server nodes, you need to apply an identical set of patches to each of them.  You can reduce your patching overhead by sharing a single file system between the individual application tier servers. Applying a patch to the shared file system allows it to be used by all application tier server nodes.  For information about using shared file system configurations in EBS 12.2, see:

What file system should you use for EBS 12.2?

Generally speaking, any fast, standards-compliant file system should work with Oracle E-Business Suite.  "Standards-compliant" can be interpreted to mean "any file systems that do not require code-level changes to the E-Business Suite." 

We do not test specific file systems with EBS 12.2, so we lack the data needed to recommend specific file systems.  For related information about NFS, GFS, ACFS, and what we use internally at Oracle, see: 

Why are we specifically certifying OCFS2?

EBS 12.2 uses two different file systems as part of its Online Patching infrastructure.  We have found that EBS 12.2 is sensitive to the performance characteristics of the underlying file system.

File system performance can sometimes be optimized by changing a few key mount options. We don't have the resources to test all of the available third-party file systems, but we can test Oracle's own file systems to ensure that you have the smoothest experience using them.  

What did we find when we tested OCFS2?

We tested EBS 12.2 under a variety of conditions, including applying patches using Online Patching while the EBS environment was under load.  We found that you should use the default block size for OCFS2, but aside from that, we didn't find any requirements for special mount options for OCFS2. 

Customers should also follow:

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PeopleSoft Security

Throughout the summer, Integrigy will be releasing new research on PeopleSoft security. This research focuses on the secure configuration of PeopleSoft and includes both the application and the major technical components such as the database (Oracle RDBMS), WebLogic and Jolt/Tuxedo. Hopefully, these blog posts will be useful.

If you have questions, please contact us at info@integrigy.com

Michael A. Miller, CISSP-ISSMP, CCSP

Oracle PeopleSoft
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Oracle Traffic Director 12c Certified With EBS 12.x

Steven Chan - Thu, 2016-06-02 16:32

Oracle Traffic Director is a high-throughput low-latency load-balancer that can optimize HTTP and HTTPS traffic for Oracle E-Business Suite environments.  It offers built-in optimizations for Oracle WebLogic Server along with rule-based request routing, reverse proxy capabilities, request rate limiting, throttling, QoS tuning, and more.  Oracle Traffic Director is included with Oracle's engineered systems and is now available for standalone deployments, too.

Oracle Traffic Director 12c is now certified with E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2. See:


Certified Platforms

Oracle Traffic Director 12c is certified to run on any operating system for which Oracle WebLogic Server 12c is certified. See:

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New Blog: E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud

Steven Chan - Wed, 2016-06-01 17:06

Our team has just launched a new blog that will cover all aspects of running E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, including what you can do right now, and what you can plan for as our offerings evolve:

Cliff Godwin pictureThis new blog starts with an article from Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President, Oracle E-Business Suite Development, that describes how this new blog will help E-Business Suite customers find a practical path to the cloud.

This new blog provides an excellent way of sharing your requirements and feedback with our teams focusing on this rapidly-evolving area.  I encourage everyone to monitor this blog for the latest updates on running E-Business Suite on the Oracle Cloud.  You can subscribe by email, too!

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XML Gateway Message Designer 2.6.3 Certified on Windows 10 for EBS 12.x

Steven Chan - Wed, 2016-05-18 02:02

Windows 10 logoXML Gateway Message Designer 2.6.3 is certified on Windows 10 for E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2.  See:

Windows Compatibility Mode

XML Gateway Message Designer 2.6.3 is a 32-bit application that can be installed on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 10 versions.  It must be installed with "Windows compatibility mode" set to "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)" or "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)".

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Workflow Builder 2.6.3 Certified on Windows 10 for EBS 12.x

Steven Chan - Tue, 2016-05-17 02:04

Windows 10 logoWorkflow Builder 2.6.3 is now certified on Windows 10 desktops for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2.  See:

Windows Compatibility Mode

Workflow Builder 2.6.3 is a 32-bit application that can be installed on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 10 versions.  Workflow Builder 2.6.3 must be installed with "Windows compatibility mode" set to "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)" or "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)".

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Forms and Reports Developer 10g Certified on Windows 10 for EBS 12.x

Steven Chan - Mon, 2016-05-16 02:05

Windows 10 logoForms Developer 10g and Reports Developer 10g are now certified on Windows 10 desktops for E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2. See:

Windows Compatibility Mode

The Forms Developer 10g and Reports Developer 10g applications are part of Oracle Developer Suite 10g.  These two tools are 32-bit applications that can be installed on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 10 versions.  They must be installed with "Windows compatibility mode" set to "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)" or "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)".

EBS Server-side updates for Forms & Reports

For the latest Forms and Reports server-side updates for your E-Business Suite 12.1 environments, see:

E-Business Suite 12.2 already contains the latest Forms and Reports server-side updates. No additional server-side patches are required.

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JDeveloper 10g Certified on Windows 10 for EBS 12.1

Steven Chan - Fri, 2016-05-13 14:19

Jdeveloper logoJDeveloper 10g is now certified for Windows 10 desktops for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.  See:

When you create extensions to Oracle E-Business Suite OA Framework pages, you must use the version of Oracle JDeveloper shipped by the Oracle E-Business Suite product team.

The version of Oracle JDeveloper is specific to the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology patch level, so there is a new version of Oracle JDeveloper with each new release of the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology patchset.

This Note lists the JDeveloper with OA Extension updates for EBS 11i, 12.0, 12.1, and 12.2:

Pending Certification 

Our certification of JDeveloper 10g on Windows 10 for EBS 12.2 is still underway. 

Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.    

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