Implement Social Login with Oracle Identity Cloud Service

Overview Social login is an important use case for B2C applications be it marketing or eCommerce. It is a form of sign-in/login where a user uses social network services like Facebook, Twitter or Google to login to the service/application. Social login services like Facebook act as Identity Provider and the service that the user wanted to […]

ICS File handling options and tips.

Introduction Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) provides file handling capabilities through technology adapters and other application-specific adapters. This post focuses on the most commonly used file handling methods in ICS, using FTP, File and REST adapters and some techniques to tackle advanced file handling requirements. Information in this post is applicable to release 17.2.5 of […]

FAQ: Integrating E-Business Suite using Integration Cloud Service

1. Is the connectivity agent necessary for the EBS Adapter even when my services are deployed inside DMZ and publically accessible. No. The connectivity agent is only required when EBS REST services are not available on public internet. 2. Can I connect to EBS database from ICS and invoke PL/SQL procedures? Yes, you can use […]

CI/CD with Mobile Cloud Services

Introduction Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) is a popular practice in modern development teams. The idea behind these concepts is to automate as much as possible from the deployment cycle with as little human interaction as possible. This is done by writing tests at several levels. Each time a change is made, the tests will run […]

Using the Virtual Image Service Level of Oracle Database Cloud Service

Introduction This post details the procedures needed to create a database using the Virtual Image Service Level of Oracle Database Cloud Service. Also, it provides verification steps for each procedure. It draws extensively from both the A-team post Getting Started with Oracle Database Cloud Service – Virtual Image – Creating a database and Oracle’s documentation […]

Creating a CI/CD pipeline between Jenkins and Mobile Cloud Services

Introduction Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) is a popular practice in modern development teams. The idea behind these concepts is to automate as much as possible from the deployment cycle with as little human interaction as possible. This is done by writing tests at several levels. Each time a change is made, the tests will run […]

Techniques used to build PaaS4SaaS Mashup using Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service

Introduction Oracle ABCS is Oracles new citizen developer service allowing citizen developers the ability to quickly build applications for the web/mobile web. A common request from SaaS customers is the desire to have both standalone and embeded custom screens for their SaaS solutions. These obviously need to be feature rich, sexy UIs and above all […]

API Platform Cloud Service REST API scripts and REPL using Python

Introduction This blog introduces a few useful Python scripts written to repeatedly perform common administrative tasks and development operations on an API Platform Cloud Service instance. The scripts are written in Python and can be executed on all Python 3.6+ supported platforms Why These scripts are written keeping in mind a few real life use […]

Multi-Factor Authentication with Oracle Identity Cloud Services – Part II

Introduction The Multi-Factor Authentication part I post described the initial MFA configuration, the enrollment process and second factor authentication with the Mobile Authenticator One-Time Password. In this second post, we will go over the other factors: security questions, notifications, text messages and bypass code – and the additional security constraints for MFA in general. All […]

Using Oracle Data Integrator Cloud Service (ODICS) to Integrate Field Service Cloud with Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS): An ODICS Perspective

Introduction   This article discusses how to use Oracle Data Integrator Cloud Service (ODICS) to integrate Oracle Field Service Cloud (FSC) with Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS).  ODICS provides pushdown data processing with high performance ETL for the Cloud. ODICS executes data transformations where the data lies without having to unnecessarily copy data to remote […]

Best Practice to restart the Corente Gateway

  As part of testing the Corente Gateway’s stability, we have seen customers restarting the gateway in an unsupported way causing the gateway into “Inactive” state. This article talks about the step by step instructions to stop/restart the Corente Gateway in a supported manner. Anytime you stop the master/storage orchestration of your Corente VPN gateway, you will […]

Using the Oracle SCM Cloud R12 REST API

Overview Starting with Release 12, Oracle SCM Cloud provides a REST API – which is easier to use in a lot of cases than the SOAP API and also offers some additional capabilities like the access to the WorkOrder service. Also it can be very easily used by the Oracle IoT Cloud Service and Oracle […]

Everything you Should Know about the API Platform Groovy Policy

Introduction Developers using the API Platform Cloud Service often make use of the built-in policies that comes with the platform; to implement any logic that needs to be executed before delivering the actual message to the backend service. One common policy used is the Groovy policy, which allows API developers to write Groovy scripts that […]

WebCenter Sites NIO Conversion Utility on JCS

  To download this article as a pdf click here   Introduction WebCenter Sites installation procedure requires a Shared File System, e.g. NFS disk. JCS does not support a Shared File System. Hence for installation of WebCenter Sites on JCS first the primary cluster member is installed using local disk as a shared disk. Then […]

Multi-Factor Authentication with Oracle Identity Cloud Services

Introduction Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) has just released version 17.2.2 in May/2017 and with it a cool new feature: Multi-Factor Authentication, or in short, MFA. MFA is a method of authentication that requires the user to present more than one piece of evidence – or factors: one-time pass codes, SMS, security questions, etc – […]

Performing ELT Lookups with Data Sync

For other A-Team articles about BICS and Data Sync, click here Introduction The Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into BI Cloud Service (BICS), Oracle Analytics Cloud Service (OACS), and other relational databases. In the 2.3 release of Data Sync, new […]

Performing ELT Data Transformations with Data Sync

For other A-Team articles about BICS and Data Sync, click here Introduction The Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into BI Cloud Service (BICS), Oracle Analytics Cloud Service (OACS), and other relational databases. In the past, if you needed to transform the […]

Using Native SSH Tunnel Functionality within the Data Sync Tool to Secure Connections

For other A-Team articles about BICS and Data Sync, click here Introduction The Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into BI Cloud Service (BICS), Oracle Analytics Cloud Service (OACS), and other relational databases. Last year I covered an approach that could […]

Integrating Microsoft SharePoint Document Management with Oracle Sales Cloud

Overview Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, now referred to more often as Customer Experience (CX) software, tends to be customized or extended more often than HCM, ERP, or SCM applications.  The reason:  enterprise business processes in the customer experience realm tend to be non-standard and more diverse across organizations.  With wide diversity, it is impossible […]

Integrity check, content validation and encryption of files over ICS FTP adapter

Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS), an industry-leading iPaaS offering, provides rich orchestration and mapping capabilities over FTP connections.   ICS FTP adapter supports connections over secure or non-secure channels.  Files can be transferred and processed by ICS without validating content upon transfer, which is the default behavior.  Files transferred over secured FTP benefit from inherent integrity […]