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 Dec 12, 2014

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Dec 5-11, 2014

The man in the photo wants to keep his identity a secret because he is embarrassed about not being one of the 6,171 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Among those fans, the following posts were the Top 10 most popular over the last seven days, December 5-11, 2014.

  1. Top 10 ArchBeat Podcasts for 2014
    The OTN ArchBeat Podcast is the second most popular Oracle podcast over the past 6 months. Want to know why? Here are the Top 10 most popular programs from that podcast for 2014.
  2. Recap of Oracle GoldenGate 12c for the Enterprise and the Cloud webcast | Irem Radzik
    rem Radzik's detailed recap of the recent " Oracle GoldenGate 12c for the Enterprise and the Cloud' webcast includes a compilation of the live Q&A from the event.
  3. Exploring DevOps with Chef and WebLogic Server | Steve Button
    Steve Button takes you along on the first leg of his journey to explore the use of WebLogic Server within a DevOps regime.
  4. Video: Using Fusion Middleware Control to Manage WebLogic Server | Mark Lindros
    Another free educational resource from the Oracle Learning Library, created by Oracle Senior Principal Curriculum Developer Mark Lindros.
  5. ADF Mythbusters - UKOUG Tech 2014 | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares the slides from the session he and colleague Florin Marcus presentation at the UKOUG Tech14 conference.
  6. Migrating Oracle Service Bus 11g to 12c (and the XQuery 1.0 upgrade) | Jan van Zoggell
    You can easily import an Oracle Service Bus 11g project archive (JAR) in your JDeveloper 12c SB application. Oracle ACE Jan van Zoggel's concise post gives you a heads-up on aspects of the migration process.
  7. Treasures From The Road: Insight on SaaS
    Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter -- a road warrior if there ever was one -- shares SaaS insight gained over all the miles he's logged since Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
  8. Top 10 Most Popular OTN SOA Articles in 2014
    What OTN articles covering SOA and web services attracted the most eyeballs in 2014? Here's a list of the Top 10.
  9. Securing Access with OAuth2: How to deal with OAuth Scopes | Vadim Lander
    Oracle uses OAuth2 to secure access to Web Services exposed by Oracle Public Cloud services. While the standard itself is relatively straightforward, there are a couple of areas that each implementation must address on its own. In this article, Vadim Lander, Oracle's Chief Identity Strategist, looks at one such area: OAuth scopes.
  10. Coherence Special Interest Groups [SIGs] Coming to Asia-Pacific!
    The Coherence Special Interest Groups [SIGs] are coming to APAC,Click the link for locations, dates, and times.

Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

Top 10 Most Popular OTN SOA Articles in 2014

Want to know what OTN content attracted the most eyeballs in 2014?

This is the first of a series of year-end posts I will publish that highlight some of the most popular OTN content for 2014. For this post, I did a little data diving to come up with a list of the Top 10 most popular technical articles covering Service Oriented Architecture.

Congratulations to all of the authors! Keep up the good work.

  1. Enterprise Service Bus [July 2013]
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann, Danilo Schmeidel, Guido Schmutz, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    Answers to some of the most important questions surrounding the term "enterprise service bus" using concrete examples, so that the areas of application that can be deemed "correct" for ESBs can be clarified.
  2. Setting Up, Configuring, and Using an Oracle WebLogic Server Cluster [October 2012]
    by Yuli Vasiliev
    Learn to take advantage of multiple Oracle WebLogic Server instances grouped into a cluster to maximize scalability and availability.
  3. Caching Strategies for Oracle Service Bus 11g [July 2011]
    by William Markito Oliveira
    The right caching strategy can make a big difference in application performance.
  4. Fault Handling and Prevention for Services in Oracle Service Bus - Part 2 [May 2013]
    by Guido Schmutz and Ronald van Luttikhuizen
    A deep dive into fault handling and prevention in an environment based on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Business Process Management (BPM) principles.
  5. Best Practices for Configuration Management in a SOA Environment [April 2011]
    by Brian Jimerson
    This article discusses best practices for CM in an Oracle SOA Suite 11g practice. It discusses the tools, techniques, and processes that should be used to ensure the proper management of software, services, and infrastructure configuration for these practices.
  6. Three Recipes for Oracle Service Bus 11g [March 2013]
    by Guido Schmutz, Edwin Biemond, Jan van Zoggel, Mischa Kölliker, and Eric Elzinga
    Whip up a fresh batch of service- and message-oriented solutions with these recipes from the Oracle Service Bus 11g Development Cookbook
  7. Implementing the Enterprise Service Bus Pattern to Expose Database Backed Services [December 2011]
    by Lucas Jellema
    A common challenge in today's world of integration within and across organizations is the publication of web services to expose information to external consumers. This article describes the steps and considerations a real organization went through when faced with the challenge of making data services available.
  8. MDM and SOA: Be Warned! [December 2013]
    by JÜrgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann, Danilo Schmeidel, Guido Schmutz, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    This article briefly describes a motive and conceptualization for using Master Data Management (MDM), and then presents typical variants for possible MDM architecture concepts, illustrating the interplay of MDM and SOA with reference to the architecture pattern.
  9. X.509 Certificate Revocation Checking Using the OCSP Protocol with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c [November 2012]
    by Abhijit Patil
    This article focuses on how to use X.509 Certificate Revocation Checking Functionality with the OCSP protocol to validate in-bound certificates.
  10. A Real-World Guide to Invoking OSB and EDN 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.

Tuesday Dec 02, 2014

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - November 25 - December 1, 2015

The object in the photo is a radio. In years past people used to use radios to receive "broadcasts" of news and information. While radios are still in use, a great many people now use social media to stay up to date on what's happening in their communities. Within the community comprised of the 3,354 people following @OTNArchBeat, the following Top 10 tweets were the most popular for the last seven days (November 25 - December 1, 2015).

  1. My Top 10 Tweets - Nov 18-24, covering #GlassFish #Goldengate #ODI #OracleMAF #OSB #SOASuite #WebLogic.
    Nov 25, 2014 at 10:11 AM
  2. Top 10 ArchBeat Videos (Oct 26– Nov 24) featuring @omebos @malcherm @stenvesterli @lucasjellema and others
    Nov 26, 2014 at 10:44 AM
  3. Podcast: #ODI, #OWB, and the evolution of data integration
    Nov 25, 2014 at 09:00 AM
  4. Free @OracleOTN Tech Summit - 8 sessions on #middleware #mobile now available on demand
    Dec 1, 2014 at 09:00 AM
  5. Introduction to Oracle BI Applications with #ODI, by Laura Garza @Oracle_Edu
    Nov 25, 2014 at 09:05 AM
  6. Podcast: #ODI, #OWB, and the evolution of data integration
    Nov 25, 2014 at 09:00 PM
  7. Importance of Wrapper in #WebCenter Sites 11gR1, by Vivek Singh
    Dec 1, 2014 at 05:01 PM
  8. Managing WebLogic and Deployed Applications in DMZ and Other Network Setups, by Martin Heinzel
    Nov 27, 2014 at 09:00 AM
  9. Video Tech Tip: @dvlamis on Data Visualization in Oracle BI 11g
    Nov 26, 2014 at 08:40 PM
  10. Managing WebLogic and Deployed Applications in DMZ and Other Network Setups, by Martin Heinzel
    Nov 25, 2014 at 02:00 PM

Tuesday Nov 25, 2014

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - November 18-24, 2014

Time flies! But over the last seven days (November 18-24, 2014) the 10 Tweets listed below proved to be the most popular among the 3,336 people following @OTNArchBeat.

  1. RT @java: Missed OTN Virtual Technology Summit? On-demand replay available #otnvts
    Nov 20, 2014 at 12:04 PM
  2. RT @weblogicsupport: New free tutorial! How to configure WebLogic Server 12c (12.1.3) cluster via the administration console 
    Nov 18, 2014 at 07:28 PM
  3. #OSB and #SOASuite in the Mobile World, by @GSchmutz 10:30am PT OTN VTS Middleware track
    Nov 18, 2014 at 01:15 PM
  4. Cloud Computing Adoption: Driven by Numbers or by Developers? @ronbatra wants to know.
    Nov 19, 2014 at 02:18 PM
  5. MAF 2.0 : Loading Images in a Background Process - Part I, | @lucb_ #mobile #oraclemaf
    Nov 20, 2014 at 12:12 PM
  6. Podcast: 5 experts in a room talking about #ODI
    Nov 18, 2014 at 09:00 AM
  7. RT @fteter: GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.1 Released! | John Clingan
    Nov 18, 2014 at 07:26 PM
  8. RT @ultan: Henrik Stahl of @oracle on @java development for #iot in @Oraclejavamag super read
    Nov 18, 2014 at 07:28 PM
  9. #Oracle12c High Availability New Features: Table Recovery in a #GoldenGate Environment | @RandyRicheson
    Nov 24, 2014 at 08:51 AM
  10. Managing WebLogic and Deployed Applications in DMZ and Other Network Setups, by Martin Heinzel
    Nov 20, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Tuesday Nov 18, 2014

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - November 11-17, 2014

You may ask yourself, "What were the Top 10 most popular tweets among the 3,314 followers of @OTNArchBeat for the last seven days?" Or you may not. I'm not a mind-reader. But if you do ask yourself that question, you'll find the the answer below.

  1. ODTUG Mobile Day Reston, VA Dec 2. Presos by @miaurman @ERoske @sspendol @Kevin_McGinley, others
    Nov 11, 2014 at 02:00 PM
  2. Podcast: #ODI Talk-a-Thon with @gurcan_orhan @stewartbryson @XofDup @cameronlackpour @mrainey
    Nov 11, 2014 at 09:00 AM
  3. RT @sfonplsql: My first Two Minute #plsql Tech Tip for @OTNArchBeat. Banish spaghetti code with nested subprograms.
    Nov 14, 2014 at 12:57 PM
  4. Securing Mobile Apps and Data in a BYOD World, by @1ndus > Part of FREE OTN Virtual Tech Summit Nov 18
    Nov 11, 2014 at 08:00 PM;
  5. A better way to do virtualization? Getting to know #Docker, by @markxnelson @biemond @joelith
    Nov 17, 2014 at 02:14 PM
  6. Podcast: #ODI expert panel: @gurcan_orhan @stewartbryson @XofDup @cameronlackpour @mrainey
    Nov 13, 2014 at 09:01 PM
  7. Managing WebLogic Server and Deployed Applications in DMZ and Other Network Setups | Martin Heinzl
    Nov 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM
  8. 4-Part Tech Article Series: Oracle Identity Management in the Enterprise #oim #security
    Nov 13, 2014 at 08:00 AM
  9. Don't Rewrite! Reuse! Architecture for Mobile Enablement, by @jeffmdavies > Part of FREE OTN Tech Summit Nov 18
    Nov 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM
  10. Podcast: #ODI expert panel: @gurcan_orhan @stewartbryson @XofDup @cameronlackpour @mrainey
    Nov 13, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Friday Oct 31, 2014

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Oct 24-30, 2014

This man, one of 5,717 people following the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, became so engrossed in the articles, videos, and podcasts regularly featured there that he forgot to finish shaving.

Here is this week's list of the Top 10 most popular items on that page, October 24-30, 2014.

  1. Creating Domains with WLST | Martin Heinz
    This sample chapter from Advanced WebLogic Server Automation: Administration and Monitoring with WLST and JMX, by Martin HeinzlThe chapter starts with the minimal domain, then expands into a "comprehensive but flexible example of how to create a domain with a number of important features."
  2. MFT – Setting up SFTP Transfers using Key-based Authentication | Shub Lahiri
    A step-by-step technical how-to from Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Shub Lahiri.
  3. Oracle Identity Manager: Implementing Additional Request Information | Nitin Patel
    Nitin Patel's article offers detailed step-by-step technical instructions for implementing the Additional Request Information feature in Oracle Identity Manager.
  4. Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using Oracle Service Bus – Part 3 | Steven Davelaar
    Fusion Middleware solution architect Steven Davelaar continues his series with a look at how to implement the expandDetails query parameter in the /departments GET resource covered in Part 1 and how to implement the POST and PUT methods to create and update a department.
  5. Network File System (NFS) Considerations for Fusion Applications | Roland Koenn
    Network File System (NFS) is used with the majority of Fusion Applications deployments to satisfy the requirement for shared storage. But using NFS correctly can present a challenge, typically because of incorrect settings. Solution architect Roland Koenn's article provides a baseline for most environments that can be a basis for a review of the current or planned settings.
  6. 3 Questions on Microservices: An OTN Community Discussion
    Your responses to three questions on microservices could be quoted in an upcoming article in Oracle Magazine. Click the link to share your insight
  7. Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Oct 17-23, 2014
    Are there androids among the 5,578 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page? We may never know. But those fans made these posts the Top 10 most popular for the past seven days (October 17-23, 2014). Topics covered include #jdeveloper #microservices #oam #obiee #webcenter.
  8. Submitting an ESS Job Request from BPEL in SOA 12c | David Xu
    This article by David XU shows you how to use the new “Schedule Job”, in JDeveloper to submit an ESS job request from a BPEL process.
  9. Top 5 Archbeat Blog Posts - Sept 30 to Oct 29
    The answer to the question, "What were the most popular posts on the OTN ArchBeat Blog for the last 30 days?" is right here. Topics covered include ADF, Essbase, Fusion Middleware, Oracle 12c, and WebCenter.
  10. Oracle VM 3.3 and Oracle Virtual Networking | Daniel Ritzman and Satinder Nijjar
    Authors Daniel Ritzman and Satinder Nijjar outline the steps for Oracle VM Server configuration, Fabric Manager Configuration, and Oracle VM configuration needed to provision virtual network interface cards (vNICs) onto Oracle VM Server.

Tuesday Oct 28, 2014

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - October 21-27, 2014

This just in...

Among the 3,260 people following @OTNArchBeat the following Tweets were the Top 10 most popular for the week of October 21-27, 2014.

  1. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip from @gschwartzberg1 - Integrate #Essbase with #OBIEE @oracleace
    Oct 23, 2014 at 09:48 AM
  2. #Microservices vs #SOA: Coexistence over conflict, advise these experts.
    Oct 21, 2014 at 02:09 PM
  3. Creating Domains with WLST | Martin Heinz >> Sample chapter from "Advanced WebLogic Server Automation"
    Oct 24, 2014 at 01:09 PM
  4. Video: Oracle Developer Cloud Service: Git Integration with #JDeveloper >> from @OracleLL
    Oct 21, 2014 at 03:16 PM
  5. I'm in, too! @oraclenerd t-shirt day.
    Oct 24, 2014 at 09:52 AM
  6. Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts - Oct 17-23 #jdeveloper #microservices #oam #obiee #webcenter
    Oct 24, 2014 at 09:33 AM
  7. 3 Questions on #Microservices >> Your answers may be quoted in an upcoming @OracleMagazine article
    Oct 27, 2014 at 09:00 AM
  8. Video by @BlueberryCoder: #APEX and #OracleMAF - Seeing is Believing
    Oct 22, 2014 at 02:31 PM
  9. B2B Event Queue Management for Emergencies | Shub Lahiri #soa #soasuite #weblogic
    Oct 21, 2014 at 01:57 PM
  10. You'll need these resources for the Mobile App Dev labs in the free OTN Virtual Tech Summit Nov 18
    Oct 21, 2014 at 02:38 PM

Tuesday Oct 21, 2014

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - October 14-20, 2014

If the guys in the photo appear to be relaxed, it is undoubtedly because they follow @OTNArchBeat and are therefore confident in their knowledge about what's going on across the OTN architect community. Or maybe they've had several drinks. Either way, here are the Top 10 @OTNArchBeat tweets for th last seven days, October 14-20, 2014.

  1. RT @frankmunz: Uploaded my @OracleWebLogic #oow2014 presentation with @dave_cabelus to #slideshare
    Oct 15, 2014 at 12:07 PM
  2. #JavaSE8 (and #JavaEE7) Comes to WebLogic! >> Details from @glassfish
    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:36 AM
  3. @Luisw19 was not harmed in the production of this #2MTT video #soa #api #tools
    Oct 16, 2014 at 08:57 AM
  4. Slides and demo resources from #OOW14 session by @lucasjellema #mobile #architecture #html5
    Oct 15, 2014 at 09:58 AM
  5. Video by @FrankMunz: RESTful Configuration Part II - #WebLogic 12.1.3
    Oct 15, 2014 at 12:08 PM
  6. Oracle #WebLogic: Whole Server Migration | Rene van Wijk
    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM
  7. RT @debralilley: Almost finished part 10 of my #OOW14 write up - again for fun my Oracle triathlon -
    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:02 AM
  8. This is the weirdest 2 Minute Tech Tip so far. #oracle12c #2MTT
    Oct 14, 2014 at 11:24 AM
  9. How Lloyd's Register shipped mobile app on mainframe >> Hint: #OracleMAF
    Oct 15, 2014 at 01:17 PM
  10. Mobile Apps and Architectures track in Free OTN Virtual Tech Summit - Nov 18 #oraclemaf #JDev #OEPE and more
    Oct 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Friday Oct 17, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts - Oct 10-16, 2014

No statistical evidence exists to suggest that any percentage of the 5,467 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page wear flannel suits and fedoras. Is that significant? Who cares? Here's this week's list of Top 10 Facebook posts.

  1. Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using Oracle Service Bus – Part 2 | Steven Davelaar
    Part 2 in Steven Davelaar's series focuses on the implementation of the “read” (GET) RESTful services in service bus by transforming ADF BC SDO SOAP service methods.
  2. The Parking Lot Pattern | Greg Mally
    The parking lot pattern is a strategy in Oracle SOA Suite to stage data in an intermediary store prior to complete processing by SOA Suite itself. This article discusses the components of a batch-related implementation of the pattern.
  3. Web- and Mobile-Oriented Architectures with Oracle Fusion Middleware - Oracle OpenWorld 2014 | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema shares the slides from his Oracle OpenWorld session, along with a link to resources used during his demonstration.
  4. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Oracle MAF List Views | Luc Bors
    Here's a quick video tip by Oracle ACE Luc Bors, author of Oracle Mobile Application Framework Developer Guide (Oracle Press) and one of the presenters in the upcoming OTN Virtual Technology Summit (Nov 18).
  5. How Lloyd's Register shipped mobile app on mainframe | Computer Business Review
    What role did Oracle Mobile Application Framework play? Get the details in this story by Computer Business Review journalist Joe Curtis.
  6. SOA Suite 12c: Getting started with the Spring Component | Marteen Smeets
    You can take aspirin to cure a headache, or your can follow this technical how-to from Marteen Smeets to prevent one particular headache from ever happening.
  7. Embedded Systems and The Internet of Things – What’s Under the Hood? | Tom Angelucci
    There is more mobile than smart phones and tablets. In this article from RTC Magazine, Oracle's Tom Angelucci explores why "Java Embedded appears to be staking its claim as the preferred programming language businesses use to develop IoT applications."
  8. Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - October 7-13, 2014
    The Top 10 @OTNArchBeat tweets for the past seven days, covering ADF, enterprise architecture, IoT, mobile, OBIEE, OSB, REST, and of course, beer.
  9. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Inter-Thread Communication Between Multiple Event Loops | Niko Kobler
    Software architect and JavaOne 2014 session speaker Niko Kobler gets it done just under the wire with a tech tip that covers Avatar.js, Node.js, and JVM. One of nearly thirty 2 Minute Tech Tip videos available on the OTN ArchBeat YouTube channel. Watch and learn!
  10. Oracle WebLogic: Whole Server Migration | Rene van Wijk
    "Migration in WebLogic Server is the process of moving a clustered WebLogic Server instance or a component running on a clustered server instance elsewhere in the event of failure, " says Oracle ACE Director Rene Van Wijk. He walks you through the process in this article.
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