Cloud Security: User Provisioning to Fusion Applications Cloud

Introduction The notion of a user is the most common reason for misunderstanding and confusion. When we mention a user, we often think of the person who is allowed to use an application. However, nearly every application has a different user structure implemented. The challenge is to find a common ground for these differing user […]

Set up Fusion SaaS BI Cloud Connector (BICC) to use Cloud Storage

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction This article walks through the steps to set up a Cloud Storage Container, for use with the Fusion SaaS BI Cloud Connector. This may be of particular interest to Oracle Analytics Cloud customers, wanting to use the new Data Replication functionality from Fusion SaaS (for more details, […]

SaaS Data Replication in Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC, and OAAC)

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction In the recent Oracle Analytics Cloud release, exciting new SaaS data replication functionality was added.  This allows Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC and OAAC), to replicate data, on a schedule, from a number of Oracle’s SaaS offerings.   For many use cases, this will mean that a separate […]

Fusion SaaS – Finding The View Object You Need for Data Extracts

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction For good reason, the database of Fusion SaaS products is not available for ETL tools to work directly against. The recommended approach to extract data for most use cases, is through the BI Cloud Connector tool.  This pulls data from ‘View Objects’ in the Business Intelligence layer […]

Extending Oracle Commerce Cloud Functionality – Server-side Extension

Introduction Oracle Commerce Cloud functionality can be extended through widgets, REST APIs, webhooks and Server-side extensions.  For user interface customization and/or extensions, widgets and sometimes REST APIs are employed together. Webhooks on the other hand are used as an outbound communication to integrate with external systems and REST APIs are inbound from external systems. But […]

Online document signing using Oracle Integration Cloud and Adobe Sign

Introduction   Here is a typical process for document signing: The document is downloaded and sent via an email. The recipient then prints, signs, scans and emails the document back. The document is uploaded back to the system of records. This process is slow and tedious, but still works for a single recipient. What if […]

Engagement Cloud – an Introduction to calling REST Services

Introduction This article gives a brief introduction to calling REST services from Oracle Engagement Cloud. It assumes a basic understanding of Groovy, Application Composer, and the requirements of the REST services that you intend to call. It sets out the basic steps required to setup and make a REST call and describes a couple of […]

Extracting Data from Fusion SaaS via View Objects with Data Sync

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction The Oracle Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into Oracle Analytics Cloud Service (OAC), Oracle Autonomous Analytics Cloud Service (OAAC), and other oracle relational databases, or into Essbase. In the most recent 2.5 […]

Using Data Sync to Extract and Load Data from Fusion SaaS using the BI Cloud Connector (BICC) and UCM

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction The Oracle Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into Oracle Analytics Cloud Service (OAC), Oracle Autonomous Analytics Cloud Service (OAAC), and other oracle relational databases, or into Essbase. In the most recent release, […]

Monitoring SaaS Application Performance in EM using RUEI

Introduction Performance and efficiency are essential to having a positive user experience and the diagnosis of click and flow activities can be a complex task in a SaaS environment where access to various log files is limited. Oracle Real User Experience Insight (RUEI) – monitors real user activity, records user session data and provide web […]

Adding FA AppIDUsers to the no password expiry policy in R12

Introduction During provisioning of a new FA instance the passwords for FA AppIDUsers like FUSION_APPS_PROV_PATCH_APPID or similar users will expire after 120 days which is the standard value for normal OID users. This article is intended to describe how you can apply the no password expiry policy to all FA AppIDUsers in a newly provisioned R12 […]

BI Cloud Connector – Deletion of Data Extract Files on UCM

Introduction This blog post is the continuation of the formerly shared article about BI Cloud Connector (BICC) Data Extraction File Downloading. In the previous blog post I gave an introduction into BICC and we discussed the options how to download the data extraction files from Storage Cloud or the internal built-in Universal Content Management (UCM) […]

Applying P4FA using FASPOT on Fusion Release 12

Introduction Patches for Fusion Applications (P4FA) are collections of one-off fixes and tech stack updates (e.g. Fusion MiddleWare, Database, Weblogic Server, etc.) compiled and certified for Fusion Applications where an installation of them improves system stability and performance substantially. Every Fusion Application release has its own set of P4FA patches and it is mandatory to apply […]

Getting Credentials in Fusion Applications

Introduction Oracle Fusion Applications is configured to save normal user names and credentials in Oracle Internet Directory (OID) and used for authentication purposes. Many of the applications store connection usernames and credentials they need in the credential store and retrieve these from the store when required. This article shows how Fusion Applications Administrators can retrieve […]

Enabling SSL for Fusion Applications Login Pages

Introduction During IDM provisioning you can enable SSL for all external traffic as per the diagrams below. If you need to enable SSL post provisioning then read through the remaining steps in this post on how to enable SSL post provisioning. To enable SSL during provisioning you need to select the EDG Topology: In the last screen Load […]

Using Business Events in Fusion-based SaaS with Oracle Integration Cloud Service – Part 2: Step-by-Step Example

Following the overview in Part 1, I will now show detailed steps how to create the event subscriptions. In our example, we will use an “Item Creation” event (from SCM cloud). Prerequisite: Register CSF Key in SaaS In a FA-based SaaS instance, the outbound call of a webservice uses a OWSM security policy which retrieves the […]

Using Business Events in Fusion-based SaaS with Oracle Integration Cloud Service – Part 1: Overview

Introduction For integration with all Oracle Fusion based Cloud services – like Oracle Sales Cloud and Oracle SCM Cloud, each service provides Business Events which external applications or integrations can subscribe to. Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) or the new offering Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) allow very easily to receive (subscribe) to these events and […]

IDCS Integrations Series Part II:Integrating Fusion Application with IDCS

Overview Last year at OOW, I conducted Hands On Lab on Fusion integration with IDCS. We had a full room of audience with loads of questions. That inspired me to write this blog. One of the most common requirements as Fusion is deployed in OPC is, how to centrally manage users and implement Single Sign-On […]

Adding New Fusion Applications Product Offerings using Incremental Provisioning

Introduction A product offering is a logical grouping of features and functionality of Oracle Fusion Applications. Customers who have excluded certain product offerings during their base installation and would like to add these or would like to add newly released product offerings can only do so during upgrade using Incremental Provisioning (IP) IP provides the ability to […]

Using Date Based Partitioning for OTBI Extracts with Data Sync to Improve Performance

For other A-Team articles about BICS, OAC, 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 (OAC), and other relational databases. I have previously written about the tool’s ability […]