Deploying Oracle Remote Data Connector in Tomcat for Oracle Analytics Cloud

Introduction This post describes deploying Oracle Remote Data Connector (RDC) for Tomcat in a Compute instance running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) for use by Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC). RDC is used primarily in cases where data sources are not accessible using a public IP address. It supplements the official RDC documentation found here and here with […]

Integrating Okta as Identity Provider to IDCS

IDCS (IDentity Cloud Service) is Oracle’s next-gen Identity solution built in the cloud for the cloud. It is fully standards compliant and implements various standards like SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language), OAuth, OIDC (OpenID Connect), etc. Those standards help customers integrate with other products implementing those same standard. One use case that I came across, […]

OAC Remote Data Connector with Jetty

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction The Remote Data Connector (RDC) allows the Oracle Analytics Cloud service to connect to on-premise data sources. There are now 2 versions. The initial version required that a web-sever, either weblogic or tomcat, be used on premise for the tool to work.  That version is still available, […]

Deploying Applications on OCI, the SageMath Example – Part 1 docker Image

Applications When applications were called programs if you needed your computer to do something you wrote the code, compiled, linked, loaded and ran the program. If you had an elaborate problem you would write, trade or buy subroutine libraries and construct an application out of routines from libraries. To change the program, modify the code […]

Using the OCI CLI with a federated user from a Docker container (or over ssh)

The OCI team just announced the ability for federated users to use the CLI. The TL;DR description of the feature is that users don’t have to create a key pair and upload it into OCI. Instead you can just run “oci session authenticate” and the CLI will open your browser and push you through a […]

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DBFS vs OCI Storage Services for PaaS DR

Introduction Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) provides highly available and scalable cloud infrastructure and services to enable the Disaster Recovery for the applications to be reliable, secure, and fast. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is hosted in regions and availability domains. A region is a localized geographic area, and an availability domain is one or more data centers […]

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 […]

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. All content listed on this page is the property of Oracle Corp. Redistribution not allowed without written permission

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

OIC Integration with Logistics Cloud – Things to Know and Best Practices

Introduction In this blog we will see some common issues that could be faced, the recommended fixes and best practices when integrating with Oracle Logistics Cloud using Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC). Oracle Logistics Cloud comprises of these below components Oracle Transportation Management Cloud(OTM) Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud (WMS) This blog discusses issues encountered during a […]

Using Expression Language (EL) in Page Composer to Mask Data based on a Custom Role

Introduction Oracle provides features and functionality to secure and mask sensitive information such as Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and Payment Information. There are instances where customers may want to hide additional information falling outside the scope of the standard functionality. This post provides instructions on how to use an EL in the component properties to […]

Authentication and Authorization using the Istio service mesh on OKE

Applications deployed in application servers are provided a security framework with authentication, authorization, credential mappers, auditing, and other security plug-ins. Many of the large, monolithic applications, such as HCM and ERP also contain security components embedded within these applications. These security components provide authentication, as well as, role-based access control policies. A microservice architecture also […]

OAC Connection to On-Premise Essbase via Remote Data Connector

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction This article walks through the steps to set up the Remote Data Connector (RDC), for Oracle Analytics Cloud, to connect to an On-Premise Essbase source.   Two methods will be described: A direct connection from the Data Visualization tool without the need to use a repository (RPD) […]

Engagement Cloud – outbound REST using IDCS OAUTH

Introduction   Engagement Cloud 19A introduces the ability to call IDCS oauth protected REST services. This article explains the setup required in IDCS and Engagement Cloud, using Oracle Blockchain as the service provider. Note – details on how to call and parse REST services from Engagement Cloud groovy are covered here: Calling REST services from Oracle […]

Implementing Data Level Security in Oracle Analytics Cloud using Identity Cloud Service

Introduction This post describes implementing Data Level Security in Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) using Identity Cloud (IDCS) groups. It focuses on what steps are needed. Links to relevant documentation are provided for details on how to perform the steps. One case for using IDCS satisfies a corporate requirement specifying that the assigning of users to […]

Restricting Access to Oracle Analytics Cloud by IP Range

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction Customers may want to restrict access to their Oracle Cloud Services to a set of IP ranges, for instance to only allow connections coming from their corporate office.  That type of restriction is not possible within Oracle Analytics Cloud itself, but it possible to set up using […]

Connecting Oracle Analytics Cloud Essbase to the Autonomous Data Warehouse

Introduction The latest releases of Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC)-Essbase now support connections to the Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW). This post is a step-by-step guide to creating the connections. Links to documentation are provided for all steps where possible. Screen shots are provided for the ADW Connection steps. It is the latest addition to the A-Team Chronicles ADW […]

Cloud Integration Patterns Using Oracle PaaS

Introduction Integration is a key aspect in any Cloud implementation. The integration usecases can be presented in many forms such as integrating cloud applications and on-premise applications in real-time or getting a data into an application from a file generated by a data-source or it can exposing APIs to an application which does not  expose […]