Monday Dec 15, 2014

Top 10 OTN Identity Mgmt and Security Articles for 2014.

Too much coffee keeping you up at night? Or is it something else?

Identity Management and Security are consistently hot topics across the OTN community. Given the frequency of news reports of hacker attacks like the recent assault on Sony Pictures, it's easy to understand why.

So, as part of my ongoing series of posts looking back on some of the OTN content that has attracted the most eyeballs in 2014, here's a list of the year's Top 10 Identity and Security articles. If you know any of the authors, take them out for an espresso.

  1. How To Configure Browser-based SSO with Kerberos/SPNEGO and Oracle WebLogic Server [May 2013]
    by Abhijit Patil
    Oracle WebLogic Server offers a complete solution for single sign-on with Microsoft clients using Kerberos.
  2. Working with Oracle Security Token Service in an Architecture Involving Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Service Bus [January 2014]
    by Ronaldo Fernandes
    Using Oracle Security Token Service to generate Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) tokens.
  3. Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2 Reconciliation Events Processing [April 2013]
    by Firdaus Fraz
    Available options and the associated limitations for reconciliation and the sequencing of reconciliation events in Oracle Identity Manager
  4. 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.
  5. Flexible Manipulation of Session Timeout for Oracle Identity Manager Web Applications [January 2014]
    by Firdaus Fraz
    Session timeout configuration for Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2PS1 using an Oracle WebLogic deployment plan.
  6. Oracle Identity Manager UI Customizations [February 2014]
    by Gaurav Singh
    Tips, tricks, and technical insight into customizations for the Oracle Identity Manager user interface.
  7. Project Lockdown [August 2010]
    by Arup Nanda
    A phased approach to securing your database infrastructure.
  8. Multi-Factor Authentication in Oracle WebLogic [October 2013]
    by Shailesh K. Mishra
    Using multi-factor authentication to protect web applications deployed on Oracle WebLogic.
  9. Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2 Catalog: Domain Index Best Practices and FAQs [May 2014]
    by Lokesh Gupta
    Optimizations and best practices for domain-based indexing with the Access Request Catalog feature in Oracle Identity Management.
  10. 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

Friday May 02, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - April 25 - May 1, 2014

Among the 5,085 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page these ten items were the most popular over the last seven days (April 25 - May 1, 2014).

  1. Fusion Applications Lifecycle – the Big Picture
    This article by the Fusion Middleware A-Team summarizes lifecycle topics related to key phases of Oracle Fusion Applications implementation and maintenance, highlighting existing options, tools and documentation. The purpose is to provide a clear and concise overview along with pointers that guide you to detailed next steps.
  2. Analyzing How MDM and MAM Stack Up Against Your Mobile Security Requirements | Matt Flynn
    "As the mobile access landscape changes and organizations continue to lose more and more control over how and where information is used, there is also a seismic shift taking place in the underlying mobile security models, " says Matt Flynn. He explores some of those models in this post.
  3. Managed Bean changes should mark their ADF Scope dirty in a HA cluster | Wilfred van der Deijl
    Are you developing ADF applications that will run on a high-availability WebLogic cluster? If so, you'll want to read Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl's latest post.
  4. Top 20 Training on Demand Courses | Oracle University
    Here's a Top 10 list that will actually make you a lot smarter and increase your skill level with Oracle technologies. Can you say, "brain enhancement?"
  5. OIM Clustering: Keeping separate environments separate | Simon Kissane
    For testing and development purposes, it is common to have multiple distinct OIM environments co-existing on the same subnet. In that scenario, it is essential that the distinct environments utilize separate multicast addresses, so that they do not talk to each other. How-to from solution architect Simon Kissane.
  6. How Fusion Applications implement Asynchronous Web Services | Jian Liang
    This post, part of a series by Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Jian Liang, focuses on the concepts and mechanisms implemented in Fusion Applications for supporting asynchronous web services.
  7. Podcast: Big Data Architecture - Part 3
    There's big, and then there's BIG! Oracle ACE Director and Hadoop expert Gwen Shapira joins Oracle Big Data Handbook authors Brian MacDonald, Bruce Nelson, and Thomas Plunkett to discuss the challenges of keeping up with coming data explosion.
  8. How to Manage Single-use Accounts and Multiple Scripts When Testing WebCenter with OATS | Mark Meyer
    This post by Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Mark Meyer continues his his look at testing WebCenter with OATS with this post on "the additional complexity of multiple scripts that each do a part of the overall test case, with each script using the results of the previous step."
  9. MDS Seeded Customization Approach with Empty External Project | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis explains how to "create and keep all MDS Seeded customisation files in empty external application" in a few easy steps.
  10. Integrating ADFS 2.0 with OIF: Pre-Requisites | Damien Carru
    In this article, the first in a 3-part series, Damien Carru describes how to integrate OIF (11.1.2.2.0 or later) with ADFS 2.0 for Federation SSO using the SAML 2.0 protocol.

Friday Jan 24, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - January 17-22, 2014

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days.

  1. Photos from the OTN Lounge
    A dozen photos of people engaged in various activities in the OTN Lounge at OOW13. I meant to upload them right after OpenWorld, before they wandered into some dark corner of my hard drive, only to be found last week. Better late than never...
  2. Working with Oracle Security Token Service in an Architecture Involving WebLogic and OSB | Ronaldo Fernandes
    Ronaldo Fernandes slaved for hours risking carpal tunnel damage to write this 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.
  3. Work for Oracle: Course/Curriculum Developer/Trainer
    Work for Oracle! A position is open for a Course/Curriculum Developer/Trainer, to develop customer / partner / internal training for the Fusion Middleware, Java Platform, Database, and Enterprise Management products. Redwood City, CA. Click the link for more information.
  4. Critical Patch Update for Oracle Fusion Middleware - CPU January 2014 | Daniel Mortimer
    Daniel Mortimer shares links and other resources relevant to the Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory for January 2014.
  5. Using OUD as a WebLogic Authentication Provider | Sylvain Duloutre
    Oracle Directory Integration Team software architect Sylvain Duloutre discusses the technical details behind the use of Oracle Unified Directory as an external authentication provider for Oracle WebLogic.
  6. Your SOA Governance Homework for the Week
    Your homework for the week: watch two video interviews with SOA Governance experts, read a book by one of those experts, read an OTN technical article by two other SOA Governance experts, all in preparation for an upcoming OTN ArchBeat Podcast on, that's right, SOA Governance. You'll find links to all of those resources in this blog post.
  7. OBIEE 11.1.1.7, Cloudera Hadoop & Hive/Impala Part 2: Load Data into Hive Tables, Analyze using Hive
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman continues his series with a post that focuses on using a tool called Hue "to upload some flight delays stats from OBIEE’s SampleApp / Exalytics demos, create Hive tables over those files and then analyse them first using Hive, and then using Cloudera Impala."
  8. Large enterprises purposely build walls between developers and operators | Joe McKendrick
    "DevOps encourages informal, spontaneous and collaborative connections between developers and computer operators," says ZDNet columnist Joe McKendrick. "Everything that large organizations seek to reduce."
  9. Endeca Information Discovery 3.1 VM Download | Mike Hallett
    Want to download Endeca Information Discovery 3.1 as a self-contained VM appliance? Read Mike Hallet's blog post for the details.
  10. Successful BI Apps Implementation Part 2: BI Apps 7.9.6 | Michael Stanhope
    Part 1 of Michael Stanhope's series gave you an introduction to Oracle Business Intelligence Apps and the project lifecycle. In part2 Stanhope takes a deep technical dive into BI Apps 7.9.6.

Thought for the Day

"It's pointless to have a nice clean desk, because it means you're not doing anything."

Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist
(born January 24, 1947)

Source: brainyquote.com

Thursday Sep 05, 2013

Video: Steffo Weber on Identity Management and Oracle API Gateway

Identity management architect Steffo Weber's OTN article Protecting IDPs from Malformed SAML Requests offers a concise yet detailed technical dive into how you can use Oracle API Gateway as an XML firewall to protect Oracle Identity Federation from receiving malformed SAML requests. Steffo shares a bit of background on the article in this short video interview.

You'll find more interviews with members of the OTN architect community here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTwx5YGQHdjlvZrZ47I0IrfRj8V7Cdxhe

Monday Aug 05, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for July 28- August 3, 2013

Last week links to more more than three dozen technical blog posts, events, and other items of community interest were posted on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. The list below represents the Top 10 most popular of those items.

  1. Webcast: Latest Security Innovations in Oracle Database 12c
    Oracle Database 12c includes more new security capabilities than any other release in Oracle history! In this webcast Roxana Bradescu (Director, Oracle Database Security Product Management) will discuss these capabilities and answer your questions. (Registration required.)
  2. Protecting IDPs from Malformed SAML Requests | Steffo Weber
    Indentity management architect Steffo Weber shows you how to use Oracle API Gateway as an XML firewall to protect Oracle Identity Federation from receiving malformed SAML requests.
  3. Customizing specific instances of a WebCenter task flow | Jeevan Joseph
    Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Jeevan Joseph strikes again with this article that explains "how to set up parameters on MDS customization so that it is applied only under certain conditions...making it possible to customize individual instances of task flows,"
  4. Running the Managed Coherence Servers Example in WebLogic Server 12c | Tim Middleton
    FMW solution architect Tim Middleton shares the technical details on the new Managed Coherence Servers feature and outlines how you can run the sample application available with a WebLogic Server 12.1.2 install. Source: pub.vi
  5. Steps to configure SAML 2.0 with Weblogic Server | Puneeth
    The blogger known only as Punteeth shares an illustrated technical post that will be of interest to those working with Oracle WebLogic and the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).
  6. JAX-WS SOAP over JMS | Edwin Biemond
    Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond shows you "all the necessary JDeveloper steps to create a SOAP over JMS JAX-WS Web Service...and generate a Web Service Proxy client to invoke this service."
  7. Video: Quick Intro to WebLogic Maven Plugin 12.1.2 | Mark Nelson
    This YouTube video by FMW solution architect Mark Nelson offers a quick introduction to the basics of installing and using the new Oracle WebLogic 12.1.2 Maven Plugin.
  8. Case Management In-Depth: Cases & Case Activities Part 1 – Acivity Scope | Mark Foster
    FMW solution architect Mark Foster kicks off a new series with a look at the decisions made on the scope of BPM process case activities.
  9. WebLogic 12.1.2 Nodemanager Bug (?) | Dr. Frank Munz
    Dr. Frank Munz sacrificed his lunch hour to this post that just might save you some money on aspirin.
  10. Oracle SOA Suite | Oracle Forums
    Have a question about Oracle SOA Suite? Have an answer to a question about Oracle SOA Suite? The discussion is happening in the SOA Suite Discussion Forum.

Thought for the Day

"I was always tearing stuff apart to see how it worked."

Adam Yauch
(August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012)

Source: brainyquote.com

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