Using Catalog Manager with Oracle Analytics Cloud

Introduction The latest releases of Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) now support the use of Catalog Manager. Catalog Manager is a tool that lets you perform online and offline management of OAC Catalogs. This post describes how to use Catalog Manager with Oracle Analytics Cloud. It is a step-by-step guide if you wish to perform the steps […]

Network separation of Production and Non-Production Environments using the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Oracle VM

Overview We are currently seeing rapid adoption of Fusion Applications in the SaaS@Customer model. This and the strong Fusion Applications On-Premise installation base have been further secured by establishing strict rules for separation of Production Systems and Non-Productions Systems. Usually the mandate is to separate the network traffic on the logical level as well as […]

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) REST call walkthrough with curl

  Introduction This post will walkthrough the elements required, and purpose of each, to make a curl request to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) REST services. While there are a variety of tools offered that make this task far easier than manually constructing a curl request, the purpose of this post is to provide an explanation […]

Trigger OIC Integration Using OAuth

As businesses move to the cloud there is a high demand for securing/protecting their HTTP resources from unauthorized access. There are several approaches to protecting these resources which include SAML for SOAP service, OAuth for REST services, HTTP basic for both, and sometimes home grown proprietary mechanisms. It may not be widely known yet, but […]

OIC Connectivity Agent Installation Pointers

The connectivity agent has been a feature of Oracle’s integration cloud strategy from the beginning to address the challenge of the cloud/on-premise integration pattern. However, the implementation of the agent differs between Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) and Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC). With both offerings, the pattern for setup remains the same: 1. Create Agent […]

Best practices to model prospects, customers, suppliers, partners in an Oracle Fusion cloud implementation

Introduction Three major entities of every business/enterprise in most industries, are Customers, Suppliers and Products. In reality, customer, supplier and product data is required to be stored in all applications and each application might have different data model and data structure requirements. If customer data and product data are not consistently stored in all applications […]

ICS Connectivity Agent Concepts and Best Practices

ICS Connectivity Agent Concepts and Best Practices Introduction The on-premises connectivity agent enables you to create integrations between on-premises applications and Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) Read all about agents in the documentation link below – Integration Cloud Service (ICS) Connectivity Agent In this blog, I wish to explain some problems that may be encountered […]

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 […]

Mobile App Development with OAuth 2.0 and IDCS: A High Level Approach

Introduction IDCS is used by enterprises and organizations to allow secure access to their applications.  IDCS uses various open standards such as OAuth 2.0, SAML etc. to protect these applications.  One of the many features of IDCS is to facilitate client applications accessing backend (REST) APIs using OAuth 2.0 (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6749).  Client applications come in different […]

Disaster Recovery with Oracle Kubernetes Engine

Overview of Scenarios This document describes how applications that are built on Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) can continue operating even if an entire geographic region of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is lost. A basic knowledge of OCI is assumed. Each scenario builds upon the previous ones, describing the incremental design differences that arise in more […]

Hybrid DNS in OCI

It’s a common scenario to have DNS name resolution between FQDNs in OCI and your on-prem… or between multiple OCI VCNs.  How do we make this happen today?  By using a hybrid DNS solution, of course! What is a hybrid DNS solution?  It’s essentially a DNS overlay on top of the built-in OCI VCN DNS.  […]

Advanced HCM data loader (HDL) processing using OIC HCM adapter.

Introduction Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) Integration provides adapter for most popular SaaS applications, including Oracle HCM Cloud.  This post focuses on integrating with HCM data loader (HDL) tool of HCM using OIC HCM adapter, multiple HDL file processing and fault handling. Information in this post is applicable to release 18.3.1 of OIC. HCM Adapter basics […]

Achieving DR in the cloud using Oracle Dyn

Recently a colleague of mine (Kumar) and myself were facing a scenario where we needed to provide a solution providing disaster recovery (DR) functionality between two OCI regions.  It is a fairly common requirement to support some sort of disaster recovery (DR) between different geographical locations.  It has been a common practice in traditional enterprise […]

Part 3: Automate Requests against Identity Cloud Service using Newman

Introduction In Part 1: Automate getting an Identity Cloud Service Access Token in Postman I covered using a Pre-request script to automate getting an Access Token from Identity Cloud Service in order to successfully be authorized to send REST API requests. Then in Part 2: Using Postman Runner with Identity Cloud Service I built on […]

Part 2: Using Postman Runner with Identity Cloud Service

Introduction In the last article, Part 1: Automate getting an Identity Cloud Service Access Token in Postman, I explained how using a Pre-request Script can automate getting an access token so when a request is sent to Identity Cloud Service it just works, a big time saver. In this article I am going build on […]

Part 1: Automate getting an Identity Cloud Service Access Token in Postman

Introduction If you have spent enough time working with web services you have probably heard of Postman. If not, then let me say it is a great tool to test REST APIs against Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) among other things. When using Postman with web services you quickly learn an OAuth2 Access Token is required […]

Oracle Identity Cloud Service: Long Lived OAuth Tokens

One of the responsibilities of Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) is to serve as an OAuth 2.0 Authorization Server. As an Authorization Server, IDCS issues access and refresh tokens to OAuth Clients. OAuth Clients use these tokens to access various resources on Resource Servers on-behalf of Resource Owners. OAuth Clients are things like web or […]

Using Eloqua for B2C? and Responsys for B2B?

By Emma Thomas and Michael J. Sullivan Introduction For many situations the choice of marketing platforms is clear. Given that it is well suited to companies that send large amounts of email, push, or SMS messages Responsys lends itself well for Business-to-Consumer (B2C) marketing. Eloqua with its deep integration with CRM, provision for comprehensive Sales […]

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 […]