Identity is the new perimeter BUT, you still need a firewall!

Identity is the new perimeter. Sounds familiar??? In a traditional on-prem world, all the workload had one thing in common. They were all part of a large private network. You could shield that common attack vector (network) with strong security policies using both WAF (Web Application Firewall) and network firewall. As the workload moved to […]

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, […]

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

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 […]

Importing into the Autonomous Data Warehouse using Oracle Data Pump

Introduction This post details the steps required to import into the Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) using the Oracle Data Pump Import utility on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Versions OCI Compute    Oracle-Linux-7.6-2018.11.19-0 Instant Client     18.3.0.0.0 for Linux x86-64 (64-bit) ADW DB            18.0.3.3 SQL Developer 18.3.0.277 Assumptions An Oracle Cloud […]

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 […]

Getting Started Using Terraform with OCI

Introduction Standing up infrastructure requires building networks, servers and storage entailing complex build and configuration management processes. Traditionally done with scripts or even manually, Terraform gives you a new alternative. Using Terraform you can write a declarative description of your infrastructure. Using the Terraform “compiler” the declaration is converted to a build plan and then […]

Performance of MFT Cloud Service (MFTCS) with File Storage Service (FSS) using a Hybrid Solution Architecture in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

Executive Overview MFT Cloud Service clusters in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI-C) are provisioned with database file storage system (DBFS) for shared storage as discussed in one of our earlier blogs[1]. In Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), customers also have the option of using File Storage Service (FSS) for shared storage. FSS can be used for […]

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 […]