Recent Articles and White Papers


Protecting and Accessing Resources with OAuth in Oracle Access Manager [March 2015]
by Ronaldo Fernandes
Oracle principal consultant Ronaldo Fernandes demonstrates how to configure OAM to protect a service hosted on WebLogic Server (WLS) as well as a Web Application (also hosted on WebLogic) consuming it, using 3-legged OAuth flow.

Oracle Identity Manager 11G R2 PS2 Catalog Cart Items Customization [March 2015]
by Venkata Siva Rami Reddy Kurri
Venkat Kurri's article shows you step-by-step how to use Oracle Identity Manager's (OIM) user interface customization capabilities to customize OIM Catalog Cart Items.

Oracle BPM 12c Advanced Error Handling and Recovery - Part 1 [February 2015]
by Oracle ACE Associate Antonis Antoniou Oracle ACE Associate
This article by Oracle ACE Associate Antonis Antoniou is part one of a two part series that compares the differences in fault handling options between Oracle BPM 11g and 12c, and explores the new error handling and recovery features introduced in Oracle BPM 12c.

Quality Assurance with JDeveloper 11g and 12c [February 2015]
by Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl Oracle ACE Director and Oracle ACE Richard Olrichs Oracle ACE
Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl and Oracle ACE Richard Olrichs explain the process behind creating Oracle JDeveloper and Application Development Framework (ADF) code audit rules, and why they think this is a powerful tool for developers.

Tutorial: Creating JDeveloper Audit Rules [February 2015]
by Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl Oracle ACE Director and Oracle ACE Richard Olrichs Oracle ACE
Why postpone quality assurance until the very end of the software development process when you can use JDeveloper extensions to apply quality checks and rules to the code you write when you're writing it? Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl and Oracle ACE Richard Olrichs show you how in this four-part tutorial, a companion to the article listed above .

Externalize the Security of Oracle ADF Applications Using Oracle Entitlements Server [February 2015]
by Ganesh Kamble
This article discusses how you can use Oracle Entitlements Server (OES) to secure the resources of Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) applications, with a focus on creating policies for securing an ADF application, and then storing those policies in Oracle Internet Directory.

Building a Scalable, Highly Available Oracle API Gateway 11g Infrastructure in a Cloud Environment [January 2015]
by Marcelo Parisi
With its focus on service protection, and its authentication mechanisms, message encryption, and security/policy functionalities, Oracle API Gateway (OAG) 11g can be a very powerful tool in the secure provisioning of services in the cloud. This article shows you how to create a cloud-based OAG infrastructure, with high-availability and scalability support.

Demystifying Hyperion EPM Versions, Patching, and Upgrading [January 2015]
by Eric HelmerOracle ACE Director
This article by Oracle ACE Director Eric Helmer "attempts to demystify the current Oracle versioning scheme for Hyperion-oriented customers, and to clarify when and how to apply patches and upgrades."

Dynamic Integrations for Multiple Hyperion Planning Applications [December 2014]
by Ricardo GiampaoliOracle ACE Associate and Rodrigo RadtkeOracle ACE Associate
This article by Ricardo Giampaoli and Rodrigo Radtke describes how they implemented a smart EPM environment that uses Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Oracle Hyperion Planning repository, creating a centralized, reliable, responsive and extremely flexible development architecture to support business requirements.

Managing WebLogic Server and Deployed Applications in DMZ and Other Complicated Network Setups [November 2014]
by Martin Heinzl
WebLogic Server comes out of the box with a general configuration that should satisfy most applications. But DMZ setups and other special environments require additional configuration, communication and security. This article by Martin Heinzl focuses on options for various DMZ setups.

Designing Your Business for the Digital Economy [November 2014]
Presented by Jeanne Ross, Director and Principal Research Scientist at MIT Sloan
This summary of the 2014 Oracle Enterprise Architecture Summit presentation by Jeanne Ross, Director and Principal Research Scientist at MIT Sloan, examines the confluence of Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud, and the Internet of Things as key to the success of today's digital business.

Marrying the Worlds of HTML 5 and ADF [September 2014]
by Lucas JellemaOracle ACE Director
Lucas Jellema demonstrates how, within the context of an ADF (or WebCenter Portal) application, even developers with no ADF skills at all can integrate small or large components developed with AngularJS outside of the ADF application.

Data Presenter Framework - Webcenter Portal PS7 [September 2014]
by Rohan Walia
This technical article illustrates how to use the Data Presenter in Oracle WebCenter Portal to create data controls and workflows at runtime.

Sample Chapter: CIO's Guide to Oracle Cloud Computing [August 2014]
by Jessica Keyes
This sample chapter from The CIO's Guide to Oracle Products and Solutions focuses on "features and benefits; management best practices; user/developer lessons learned; management considerations; compliance and security considerations, and management metrics."

Managing Files for the Hybrid Cloud: Use Cases, Challenges and Requirements [June 2014]
by Dave Berry, Vikas Anand, Mala Ramakrishnan
This Oracle white paper discusses Oracle Managed File transfer and presents best practices for sharing files within your enterprise and externally for partners and cloud services.

Creating Domains with WLST [June 2014]
by Martin Heinzl
A sample chapter from Advanced WebLogic Server Automation: Administration and Monitoring with WLST and JMX.

Virus-Proofing Oracle WebCenter Content 11g with Oracle API Gateway 11g [June 2014]
by Marcelo Parisi
Marcelo Parisi's article is a proof-of-concept for a basic infrastructure re-architecture and software configuration needed to implement a basic virus-checking routine on files before they get to Oracle WebCenter Content.

Installing Oracle WebLogic Server 12c and Using the Management Tools [June 2014]
by Sam R. Alapati
A sample chapter from the Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administration Handbook, from Oracle Press.

Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2 Catalog: Domain Index Best Practices and FAQs [May 2014]
by Lokesh Gupta
This technical how-to guide provides information on the Access Request Catalog feature in Oracle Identity Management (OIM), including optimizations required for domain-based indexing used in cataloging.

Why Would Anyone Want to be an Architect? [May 2014]
by Bob Rhubart
Working professionals discuss why they choose the career path the led them to become software architects.

Sample Chapter: eCommerce in the Cloud [April 2014]
by Kelly Goetsch
eCommerce in the Cloud author Kelly Goetsch shows you "how you can quickly and incrementally adopt cloud computing for any ecommerce platforms, whether packaged or custom, new or legacy."

Using Oracle WebLogic 12c with NetBeans IDE [April 2014]
by Markus Eisele
Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele walks you through installing and configuring all the necessary components, and helps you get started on a simple Hello World project.

Building a Responsive WebCenter Portal Application [April 2014]
by JayJay ZhengOracle ACE
Oracle ACE JayJay Zheng's article addresses the essentials of responsive web design, shows you how to design and develop a responsive WebCenter Portal application, and reviews key development considerations.

SOA and Cloud Computing [April 2014]
by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo NormannOracle ACE Director, Danilo SchmeidelOracle ACE Director, Guido SchmutzOracle ACE Director, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten WinterbergOracle ACE Director
The final article in the Industrial SOA article series takes a look at the relationship between SOA and Cloud Computing, and offers insight into how SOA principles can help to insure the long-term success and business value of the migration to the Cloud.

Oracle Identity Manager: Implementing Additional Request Information [April 2014]
by Nitin Patel
Nitin Patel's article offers detailed step-by-step technical instructions for implementing the Additional Request Information feature in Oracle Identity Manager.

Speedy Perception versus Speedy Reception: Smart Asynchronous Interactions [March 2014]
by Lucas JellemaOracle ACE Director
When is a synchronous approach to application architecture like a bad restaurant? Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema explains -- and shows you a better way.

SOA's People Problem [March 2014]
by Bob Rhubart
Sometimes the biggest obstacle to successful SOA has little to do with technology. Community leaders share insight in this article from the latest issue of Oracle Magazine.

Oracle Identity Manager UI Customizations [February 2014]
by Gaurav Singh
Tips, tricks, and technical insight into customizations for the Oracle Identity Manager user interface.

Diagnosing Intermittent Authentication Failures and User Lock Outs in Oracle WebLogic [February 2014]
by Shailesh K. Mishrah
How login failures in WebLogic can be diagnosed with the help of available debug flags and log files.

Starting and Stopping a Java EE Environment when using Oracle WebLogic [February 2014]
by René van WijkOracle ACE Director
Oracle ACE Director and Fusion Middleware specialist René van Wijk explores ways to simplify the life-cycle management of a Java EE environment through the use of scripts developed with WebLogic Scripting Tool and Linux Bash.

SOA and Business Processes: You are the Process! [February 2014]
by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo NormannOracle ACE Director, Danilo SchmeidelOracle ACE Director, Guido SchmutzOracle ACE Director, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten WinterbergOracle ACE Director
Part of the Industrial SOA series, this article looks at best practices for modeling and managing effective business processes.

Making the Move from Oracle Warehouse Builder to Oracle Data Integrator 12c [January 2014]
by Stewart BrysonOracle ACE Director
Oracle ACE Director Stewart Bryson's detailed guide to a phased migration to Oracle Data Integrator 12c that makes use of the integration and migration capabilities in ODI 12c.

Flexible Manipulation of Session Timeout for Oracle Identity Manager Web Applications [January 2014]
by Firdaus Fraz
Oracle Fusion Middleware Identity Management solution architect Firdaus Fraz's concise article focuses on session timeout configuration for Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2PS1 using an Oracle WebLogic deployment plan.

Working with Oracle Security Token Service in an Architecture Involving Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Service Bus [January 2014]
by Rolando Fernandes
A step by step guide to creating a single sign-on between Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Service Bus using Oracle Security Token Service (OSTS) to generate SAML tokens.

A Real World Guide to Invoking Oracle Service Bus and Event Delivery Network Using C++ and Web Services [January 2014]
by Sebastian Lik-Keung Ma
A demonstration of extreme decoupling using OSB and EDN in Oracle SOA Suite 11g, this article details a complete, end-to-end, working example of how a C++ application can produce an event to the SOA infrastructure, and how a JDeveloper application can consume that event.

Back Up a Thousand Databases using Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c  [January 2014]
by Porus Homi Havewala
Learn how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c as a faster and more efficient alternative to Unix shell scripting and cron jobs for backing up multiple databases.

Get Ready for IoT: Challenges and opportunities in the Internet of Things [January 2014]
by Bob Rhubart
As with any innovative technological wrinkle, launching an IoT initiative involves more than flipping a switch, and there are important considerations. In this Oracle Magazine article architects offer insight into the Internet of Things.

MDM and SOA: Be Warned! [December 2013]
by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo NormannOracle ACE Director, Danilo SchmeidelOracle ACE Director, Guido SchmutzOracle ACE Director, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten WinterbergOracle ACE Director
This article, part of the "Industrial SOA" series, offers a motive for using MDM, presents typical variants for possible MDM architecture concepts, and illustrates the interplay of MDM and SOA.

Programmatic Identity Assertion with Oracle Platform Security Services [December 2013]
by Shailesh K. Mishra
This short article from a member of the Oracle Identity Manager team shows how programmatic identity assertion can be performed using OPSS APIs in cases where code must run under the security context of a runtime identity.

Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2 Reconciliation Events Processing [December 2013]
by Firdaus Fraz
Available options and the associated limitations for reconciliation and the sequencing of reconciliation events in Oracle Identity Manager.

SOA Governance Through Enterprise Architecture [December 2013]
by Manuel RosaOracle ACE Associate and André de Oliveira Sampaio
This article presents a strategy for increasing the visibility and viability of SOA goverance as part of a global enterprise architecture.

Event-Driven SOA [December 2013]
by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo NormannOracle ACE Director, Danilo SchmeidelOracle ACE Director, Guido SchmutzOracle ACE Director, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten WinterbergOracle ACE Director
If we consider real companies and their business transactions, we see that the real world is not really service-driven at all, but much more event-driven. This article, part of the Industrial SOA series, examines event-driven architectures and their place in SOA.

Building an Oracle WebCenter Default Search Adapter [November 2013]
by Daniel Merchán GarciaOracle ACE Associate
Solution architect Daniel Merchán Garcia shares sample code and step-by-step instructions for building a Twitter search adapter for Oracle WebCenter Portal.

SOA in Real Life: Mobile Solutions [October 2013]
by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo NormannOracle ACE Director, Danilo SchmeidelOracle ACE Director, Guido SchmutzOracle ACE Director, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten WinterbergOracle ACE Director
Consumers are no longer content to be chained to a desktop or laptop computer. This article, part of the Industrial SOA series, describes ways companies can take SOA to go.

Enterprise Grade Deployment Considerations for Oracle Identity Manager AD Connector [October 2013]
by Firdaus Fraz
Oracle Fusion Middleware solution architect Firdaus Fraz illustrates provides best practice recommendations for setting up an enterprise deployment environment for the OIM connector for Microsoft Active Directory.

Coherence*Web: Sharing an httpSession Among Applications in Different Oracle WebLogic Clusters [October 2013]
by Jordi Villena
SOA solution architect Jordi Villena shows how easy it is to extend Coherence*Web to enable session sharing.

Multi-Factor Authentication in Oracle WebLogic [October 2013]
by Shailesh K. Mishra
Using multi-factor authentication to protect web applications deployed on Oracle WebLogic.

SOA and User Interfaces [October 2013]
by Juergen Kress, Hajo NormannOracle ACE Director, Danilo SchmiedelOracle ACE Director, Guido SchmutzOracle ACE Director, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten WinterbergOracle ACE Director, and Bernd Trops
The eighth chapter in the Industrial SOA series addresses the challenges of developing user interfaces in a service oriented architecture, and describes a practical application of Thomas Erl's UI Mediator pattern.

Understanding Service Compensation [September 2013]
by Juergen Kress, Hajo NormannOracle ACE Director, Danilo SchmiedelOracle ACE Director, Guido SchmutzOracle ACE Director, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten WinterbergOracle ACE Director, and Bernd Trops
The seventh chapter in the Industrial SOA series, this article strives to provide a better understanding the implications of transactions and compensation within a service-oriented architecture.

Set Up and Manage Oracle Data Guard using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c [August 2013]
by Porus Homi Havewala
Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c's Oracle Data Guard setup and management capabilities to control downtime and simplify disaster recovery.

Cookbook: Installing and Configuring Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1 [August 2013]
by Mark RittmanOracle ACE Director and Kevin McGinleyOracle ACE Director
A step-by-step guide to installing, configuring, and loading an initial set of tables within Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1, using data sourced from Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.

A Case for Oracle Fusion Middleware [August 2013]
by Lucas JellemaOracle ACE Director
Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema created a composite of several real-world companies to produce this in-depth look at the interaction of people, processes, and technologies in the transition to a service-oriented architecture.

Protecting IDPs from Malformed SAML Requests [July 2013]
by Steffo Weber
Using Oracle API Gateway as an XML firewall to protect Oracle Identity Federation from receiving malformed SAML requests.

Securing the SOA Landscape [July 2013]
by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo NormannOracle ACE Director, Danilo SchmeidelOracle ACE Director, Guido SchmutzOracle ACE Director, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten WinterbergOracle ACE Director
Security requirements become more complex in the distributed system landscape of a service oriented architecture. This article, part of the Industrial SOA series, offers tips on how to handle security responsibly, using tried and true best practices.

Enterprise Service Bus [July 2013]
by Juergen Kress, Hajo NormannOracle ACE Director, Danilo SchmiedelOracle ACE Director, Guido SchmutzOracle ACE Director, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten WinterbergOracle ACE Director, and Bernd Trops
Answers to some of the most important questions surrounding the use of an enterprise service bus, using concrete examples to clarify correct areas of application. Part of the Industrial SOA article series.

SOA Maturity [July 2013]
by Juergen Kress, Hajo NormannOracle ACE Director, Danilo SchmiedelOracle ACE Director, Guido SchmutzOracle ACE Director, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten WinterbergOracle ACE Director, and Bernd Trops
This chapter in the Industrial SOA article series offers an exploration of the fundamentals of applying a factory approach to modern service-oriented software development.

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