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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Some Tips for Working with Visual Builder UI Components in Oracle Integration Cloud

Introduction Oracle Integration Cloud Service (OIC) has now bundled several formally independent PAAS services into a single cloud service. One of these bundled services is Visual Builder (formerly VBCS). The 18.2.5 release of Visual Builder in OIC is more user friendly than prior releases. For example, in 18.2.5, users are not forced to write Javascript code […]

Integration Cloud – File Handling Primer

Introduction The objective of this blog is to introduce to the reader all available file-based options in Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC). The blog will cover the various tools and techniques available for developers for designing file-based integration solutions The Integration Cloud documentation does contain these in relevant sections. This blog intends to present only the […]

Under the hood: Oracle Identity Cloud Service Audits

Introduction Audit events enable organization administrators to review the actions performed by members of your organization using details provided by the Audit logs – who performed the action, performed it, and what the action was.  Before getting into the article I want to mention this blog was written by Abhishek Juneja, a Principal Product Manager of Identity & […]

GoldenGate Cloud Service (GGCS): How to run SSH Socks Proxy Server for Oracle GoldenGate (OGG)

Introduction In this article we shall discuss how to configure and run Secure Shell (SSH) Socks Proxy server needed for Oracle GoldenGate (OGG) replication between On-Premises and GoldenGate Cloud Service (GGCS) in the Oracle Public Cloud (OPC). The SSH Socks Proxy server is required in GoldenGate replication between On-Premises and OPC, only if there’s no […]

Restrict access to IDCS UI using Sign-On Policies

Introduction The purpose of this blog post is to describe how to use Sign-On Policies to restrict access to the OOTB Oracle Identity Cloud Service UI. One use-case could be that End-Users should not be able to view and update their own profile details using the OOTB UI. All content listed on this page is […]

Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud (DIPC): Configure VPN as a Service (VPNaaS) for On-Premises Connectivity

Introduction This document will walk you through how to configure Virtual Private Network as a Service (VPNaaS) with Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud (DIPC) for connectivity between On-Premises Oracle database and Oracle Public Cloud (OPC). One major requirement for DIPC to be configured with VPNaaS is; DIPC must be provisioned to use IP Network instead of […]

API Platform Custom Host Name and Certificate

Once you have provisioned an Oracle API Platform CS instance, one of the first things you will notice is the access to the various consoles are done via Public IP addresses:   Another issue you will come across is that the certificate used for the instance is “Not Secure”, and therefore HTTPS is disabled due […]

OIC and ICS File based integrations for Oracle HCM Cloud using UCM webservices

Introduction This blog details the solution using Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) and Integration Cloud Service(ICS) for file based integrations using Universal Content Management (UCM) Webservices for Oracle HCM Cloud integration. Deprecation of SaaS sFTP servers for Oracle HCM Cloud and other Oracle Cloud applications was announced recently. Refer to the below MOS Support Doc Note for the announcement […]

GoldenGate Cloud Service (GGCS): How to configure Oracle GoldenGate (OGG) SOCKS Proxy Server via HTTP Proxy Server

Introduction In this article we shall discuss how to configure Oracle GoldenGate (OGG) replication between On-Premises and GoldenGate Cloud Service (GGCS) via HTTP Proxy Server. This discussion will include a sample configuration setup. This approach is very similar to configuring OGG Replication between On-Premises and GGCS via DMZ server, the only main difference is how […]

Identity cloud service : Mobile clients and PKCE support

Introduction OAuth 2.0 has become very popular within the mobile development community mainly because it is simple to implement and the tokens are fairly compact. There are various implementation patterns to choose from and it is very important to choose the right one to make sure that the solution is secure. In this blog post I want to describe how […]

Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Web Service Connections in SaaS Integrations

A Checklist for Success with TLS Why We Need This Despite the full feature sets and capabilities that Oracle builds into their software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud applications, there are still going to be occasional customers with business requirements that cannot be satisfied solely with a single SaaS subscription.  In these cases, it is possible to extend […]