A-Team Chronicles

About The A-Team and A-Team Chronicles

The A-Team is a central, outbound, highly technical team comprised of Enterprise Architects, Solution Specialists and Software Engineers within the Oracle Product Development Organization. The team works closely with customers and partners, world wide, providing guidance on architecture, best practices, troubleshooting and how best to use Oracle Cloud Services and products to solve customer business needs. They specialize in using Cloud Solutions across IaaS, PaaS, SaaS as well as On-premise and hybrid deployments.

The A-Team provides this type of support by working with Oracle Consulting, Support and Sales – engaging in the toughest of situations, solving the hardest problems and the greatest of challenges.

The A-Team is lead from Oracle Headquarters in Redwood Shores, CA, but A-Team members are located and positioned globally, so that we are better prepared to respond quickly, and within an appropriate timezone for our Global customers.

“If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team”

 


3 Steps to kick-start OCI monitoring in CASB

Introduction
Oracle CASB Cloud Service is used for security monitoring the cloud footprint of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS components. CASB, when configured to monitor Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), can detect risk, anomalies and potential security violations.

In OCI, the target of CASB monitoring is a compartment. Once an OCI compartment is configured in CASB, out-of-box baseline monitoring kicks in to find security anomalies. However, policies still need to be configured to truly start monito…

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Creating a 3-legged OAuth Application in IDCS

Where is the simple “shake ‘n’ bake” / step by step guide to creating a 3-legged, Authorization Code flow OAuth client in IDCS?

Right here.

1: From the Dashboard in IDCS click the + under Applications to create a new Application

2: Select Confidential Application because we’re creating a 3-legged app

3: Fill in the first screen

Only name is required, and if you aren’t sure what the other fields mean that’s all you should enter.

4: Configure the App

IDCS suppo…

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IP Address Whitelisting in Oracle Identity Cloud Service

Introduction
Oracle IDCS (Identity Cloud Service) supports restricting access to applications based on the user IP address. Such applications can be the IDCS Console or any application registered by customers in IDCS.

At first sight, restricting access based on the user IP address may lead to the belief that IDCS can only blacklist a set of IP addresses. In other words, IDCS would only be able to block access from a set of well known IP addresses.

That’s far from the truth. IDCS can very …

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Best Practices for Configuring and Extending Fusion Applications Cloud

Introduction
Oracle’s Fusion SaaS applications cloud is built on a single data model that connects end-to-end business processes across Human Capital Management (HCM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Experience (CX) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) functionalities.

While Oracle is providing a common extension and configuration framework across all Fusion SaaS applications, every pillar has also provided additional purpose-built tools and utilities that supports easier and f…

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Integrating Oracle Integration Cloud Integration with UIPath

Introduction
Oracle Integration Cloud Integration provides, out of the box, a UIPath adapter for integrating with UIPath Orchestrator via UIPath Queues. Through a recent POC for a customer, we realized that existing documentation was lacking some detailed information on how to achieve data passing between OIC and UIPath using queues. This post aims to fill this gap by showing details on how to send data from OIC to, and receive response from, UIPath Orchestrator using a hello-world type of use …

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Loren Penton

Loren Penton is a Principal Solution Architect in the Data Integration A-Team where he supports the Oracle GoldenGate product line and its integration to Kafka, Hadoop, JMS, and all sorts of databases - starting with Oracle obviously. Loren has 20 years’ experience in the design and testing of Oracle GoldenGate solutions and over 30 years’ experience designing solutions for the banking, aerospace, and healthcare industries.

Mani Krishnan

Mani Krishnan is a Cloud Solutions Architect in the 'A-Team', where he's mainly focused on integration of SaaS applications and cloud-based application integration tools. Mani has over 20 years integrating enterprise applications in various capacities at large enterprises. He is currently based in Pleasanton, California. His skill set includes standards-based application integration, integration platform as a service (iPaaS), SaaS extensions and digital transformation using both with Oracle and other industry leading tools. Mani joined Oracle in 2016 and has since worked successfully with clients around the world.