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Using IMAP and Third-Party Mail Servers with EBS Workflow Notification Mailer

Oracle E-Business Suite Workflow is an essential component of E-Business Suite, providing a workflow management system that supports business process-based integration. It includes the Workflow Notification Mailer, which is used to send and receive email notifications for the EBS Workflow Notification System. You can set up Workflow Notification Mailer with an SMTP mail server for outbound messages and an IMAP mail server for inbound messages. This blog post is for you if you have configured the SMTP or IMAP mailer for Workflow Notification Mailer with third-party mail servers such as Microsoft's Office 365 Exchange Online or Google's G Suite Gmail server. How is IMAP configured for EBS Workflow Notification Mailer? As of today, Workflow Notification Mailer in EBS Release 12.2 and Release 12.1.3 supports basic authentication for IMAP server connections. Workflow Notification Mailer connects to the configured IMAP mail server using the email inbox user name and password credentials set as part of the Inbound E-Mail Account configuration. What changes are coming with third-party mail servers? In 2019, Microsoft and Google separately announced their plans to discontinue basic authentication for their IMAP servers. See the following for more information: Google's G Suite Gmail Server: Turning off less secure app access to G Suite accounts   Microsoft's Office 365 Exchange Online: Improving Security - Together In later announcements, Microsoft and Google postponed their plans to turn off basic authentication with their IMAP mail servers. See the following updated announcements for more information: Google's G Suite Gmail Server: Less secure app turn-off suspended until further notice Microsoft's Office 365 Exchange Online: Basic Authentication and Exchange Online - April 2020 Update What is the impact to EBS due to the upcoming changes to third-party mail servers? As per guidelines from Microsoft and Google, applications should use a newer security mechanism, OAuth 2.0, to authenticate connections to their IMAP mail server. This means that the Workflow Notification Mailer in EBS must be enhanced to support OAuth 2.0 for connections to these third-party mail servers. Support for OAuth2.0 with EBS Workflow Notification Mailer We are aware of the required change for EBS Workflow Notification Mailer and have been receiving numerous queries from our customer about the upcoming impact. Rest assured that we are in process of reviewing and enhancing Workflow Notification Mailer to support OAuth 2.0 based authentication for IMAP server connections. We will post any further updates for this enhancement to this blog - stay tuned!  References Oracle E-Business Suite Workflow Administrator’s Guide - Setting Up a Notification Mailer Oracle E-Business Suite Workflow User’s Guide - Reviewing Notifications via Email

Oracle E-Business Suite Workflow is an essential component of E-Business Suite, providing a workflow management system that supports business process-based integration. It includes the Workflow...

Application Management Pack

Oracle Application Management Pack Release 13.4.1.0.0 is Now Available

We are pleased to announce that Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 13.4.1.0.0 is now certified with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Release 13.4.0.0.0.  What's New Certification with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 Release Update 2 Support for Oracle Real User Experience Insight 13.3.1.0.2 Certification with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1 using Oracle Database 19c for environment discovery and monitoring, approvals, Patch Manager, and Customization Manager How to Update to the Latest EBS Plug-In Depending on your environment, you may update to the latest version of Oracle Application Management Pack (also known as the EBS plug-in) using one of the following methods: If you have already upgraded to Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4, you can use the Self Update feature of Oracle Enterprise Manager. See "Setting Up Self Update" in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide.  If you do not have Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4: On the Add-on Plug-ins Downloads page, click on the download link for "Enterprise Manager for Oracle E-Business Suite" to download the latest Oracle Application Management Pack. Then, update the plug-in while upgrading to Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 using the instructions "Upgrading Plug-Ins While Upgrading to Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c Release 4" in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide. Refer to the following document for the latest requirements: Getting Started with Oracle Application Management Pack (AMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite, Release 13.4.1.0.0 (MOS Note 2676355.1) References Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Guide Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Metric Reference Manual Getting Started with Oracle Application Management Pack (AMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite, Release 13.4.1.0.0 (MOS Note 2676355.1) Information Center: Oracle Database 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1 (MOS Note 2655839.2) Related Articles Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 Release Update 2 is Now Available Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 is now available for download New MOS Note: Oracle Database 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1

We are pleased to announce that Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 13.4.1.0.0 is now certified with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Release 13.4.0.0.0.  What'...

Application Tier

Check Your EBS 12.x to 12.2 Upgrade with the New EBS Upgrade Analyzer

(Contributing Author:  David Heisler) In addition to helping customers resolve issues via Oracle Service Requests, Oracle Support builds free diagnostic tools called analyzers for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, 12.1, 12.0, and 11i. Oracle Support Analyzers are non-invasive scripts that run health checks on your EBS environments. The analyzers look for common issues and generate standardized reports that provide solutions for known issues and recommendations based on best practices. The following document includes an inventory of all EBS analyzers: Get Proactive with Oracle E-Business Suite - Product Support Analyzer Index (MOS Note 1545562.1) Spotlight on the New E-Business Suite Upgrade Analyzer - 12.x to 12.2.x Oracle Support recently released a new analyzer that helps EBS 12.x customers with the upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2. The EBS Upgrade Analyzer provides guidance and recommendations based upon the documented upgrade process in the Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide.  The EBS Upgrade Analyzer evaluates your environment, determines whether all steps in each section of the upgrade guide have been completed, and if you are ready to move into the next phase of the upgrade. It provides output of critical environment information that may result when encountering a failure with the upgrade. Additionally, the tool will examine the environment for known issues that can cause concerns with the upgrade.  The EBS Upgrade Analyzer is available for download from the following document: E-Business Suite Upgrade Analyzer - 12.X to 12.2.X (MOS Note 2634237.1) The following are key features of the EBS Upgrade Analyzer: Runs as a standalone java program Analyzes your E-Business Suite upgrade environment in an easy-to-read HTML report Checks operating system requirements Evaluates system setup and configuration, applied patches, and critical online patching data Displays potential errors or missed steps based on the progress of your upgrade Provides recommended actions Collects all log files associated with the upgrade patching Can the EBS Upgrade Analyzer be run against a production environment? Yes. The EBS Upgrade Analyzer can be used to evaluate any environment as it is being upgraded to EBS 12.2. There is no DML in the analyzer, so it is safe to run against production environments.  As always, it is recommended to test all suggestions against a non-production (test) instance before running it in production. References Get Proactive with Oracle E-Business Suite - Product Support Analyzer Index (MOS Note 1545562.1) E-Business Suite Upgrade Analyzer - 12.X to 12.2.X (MOS Note 2634237.1) Related Articles Check BI Publisher's Health with BIP Analyzer for E-Business Suite Check Workflow's Health with Workflow Analyzer Check Concurrent Processing's Health with CP Analyzer Check Your EBS Database Configuration with Database Parameter Settings Analyzer

(Contributing Author:  David Heisler) In addition to helping customers resolve issues via Oracle Service Requests, Oracle Support builds free diagnostic tools called analyzers for Oracle E-Business...

AD & TXK Tools

Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: May 2020 Edition

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for Oracle E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components. These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases.  You can research these yourself using this MOS Note: How to Find E-Business Suite Patches & E-Business Suite Technology Stack Patches (Note 1633974.2) Upgrade Recommendations for May 2020   EBS 12.2  EBS 12.1  EBS 12.0  EBS 11.5.10 Check your EBS support status and patching baseline Apply the minimum 12.2 patching baseline (EBS 12.2.3 + latest technology stack updates listed below) In Premier Support to December 2031 Apply the minimum 12.1 patching baseline (12.1.3 Family Packs for products in use + latest technology stack updates listed below) Upgrade to EBS 12.2 In Premier Support to December 2021 In Sustaining Support. No new patches available. Upgrade to EBS 12.2 Before upgrading, 12.0 users should be on the minimum 12.0 patching baseline In Sustaining Support. No new patches available. Upgrade to EBS 12.2 Before upgrading, 11i users should be on the minimum 11i patching baseline Apply the latest EBS suite-wide RPC or RUP 12.2.9 Aug 2019 12.1.3 RPC5 Aug 2016 12.0.6 11.5.10.2 Use the latest Rapid Install StartCD 51 Feb 2016 StartCD 13 Aug 2011 12.0.6 11.5.10.2 Apply the latest EBS technology stack, tools, and libraries AD/TXK Delta 11 May 2019 FND Feb 2019 Web ADI RPC Jan 2018 Report Manager Bundle 5 Nov 2018 EBS 12.2.9 OAF Bundle 2 May 2020 EBS 12.2.7 OAF Bundle 8 May 2020 EBS 12.2.6 OAF Bundle 23 Mar 2020 EBS 12.2.5 OAF Update 22 Dec 2019 EBS 12.2.4 OAF Update 20 Nov 2018 ETCC April 2020 Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9 Daylight Savings Time DSTv34 Oct 2019 Upgrade to JDK 7 Web ADI Bundle 5 Jan 2018 Report Manager Bundle 5 Jan 2018 FND Nov 2019 OAF Bundle 5 Jun 2016 JTT Update 4 Oct 2016 Daylight Savings Time DSTv34 Oct 2019 Upgrade to JDK 7 N/A N/A Apply the latest security updates April 2020 Critical Patch Update SHA-2 PKI Certificates SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager to Feb 2020 Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2 Sign JAR files April 2020 Critical Patch Update SHA-2 PKI Certificates SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager to Feb 2020 Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2 Sign JAR files Oct. 2015 Critical Patch Update April 2016 Critical Patch Update Use the latest certified desktop components Migrate to Java Web Start Upgrade to IE 11 Upgrade to Firefox  ESR 68 or ESR 60          Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016) Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607) Migrate to Java Web Start Upgrade to IE 11 Upgrade to Firefox  ESR 68 or ESR 60 Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016) Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607) N/A N/A Upgrade to the latest database Database 19c (19.7) Extended Support Fee Waived for EBS for 12.1.0.2, 11.2.0.4 Database 19c (19.7) Extended Support Fee Waived for EBS for 12.1.0.2, 11.2.0.4 Database 11.2.0.4 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 If you're using Oracle Identity Management Upgrade to Oracle Access Manager 12c Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 12c or Oracle Unified Directory 12c Migrate from Oracle SSO to  Oracle Access Manager 12c Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 12c N/A N/A If you're using Oracle Discoverer Migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA) Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017 Migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA) Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017 N/A N/A If you're using Oracle Portal Migrate to Oracle WebCenter  11.1.1.9 Migrate to Oracle WebCenter 11.1.1.9 N/A N/A

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for...

EBS 12.2

New OA Framework 12.2.9 Bundle 2 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and associated infrastructure. We periodically release OAF updates to fix performance, security, and stability issues. How do updates work? These updates are provided in two formats: cumulative Release Update Packs (RUPs), and cumulative Bundle Patches (BPs) that can be applied on top of the RUPs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or BP includes all the updates released previously. OAF bundles may be applied to the specified EBS release only, and are not compatible with other EBS releases. For example, the patch listed here is for EBS Release 12.2.9 and cannot be applied to any other EBS release. What's available now? The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.9 is now available. All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.9 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.9 will require this patch as a prerequisite. Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.9 Bundle 2 (Patch 30980514:R12.FWK.C) What's new in this update? As well as all the fixes that were released in previous Release 12.2.9 bundle patches, this latest patch also includes fixes for the following issues: On any page with multiple subtabs, an IndexOutOfBoundsException occurs on selecting the third subtab and then performing any update action. If a user clears a value in a LOV field and then tabs out, the driving field and any dependent LOV fields are not cleared. On the Simple Home Page, selecting a favorite added as an https link to outside Oracle E-Business Suite gives a "Can't reach this page" error. You can also refer to the Readme for Patch 30980514 for additional information. Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) OA Framework: How to Identify Required Oracle JDeveloper Patches For Oracle E-Business Release 12.x or 11i (MOS Note 416708.1) Oracle Application Framework Developer's Guide (MOS Note 1315485.1) Related Articles Webcast: Oracle E-Business Suite Modern User Interface with Rich Personalizations (Updated Oct 2019) New JDeveloper Patch for EBS 12.2.9 OA Framework New OA Framework 12.2.9 Bundle 1 Now Available OA Framework Post-12.2.9 Consolidated Patch Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and...

Application Tier

April 2020 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application tier or database tier patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. The ETCC tool was designed to be self-documenting; however, you can read about it in the following document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (MOS Note 1594274.1) What’s New ETCC has been updated to include bug fixes and patching combinations for the following recommended versions: Database Oracle Database Release Update RU 19.7.0.0.200414 Oracle JavaVM Component Database RU 19.7.0.0.200414 Oracle Database Proactive BP 12.1.0.2.200414 Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.200414 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.200414 Oracle Database Patch for Exadata BP 11.2.0.4.200414 Oracle Database PSU 11.2.0.4.200414 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 11.2.0.4.200414 Microsoft Windows Database BP 19.6.0.0.200115 Microsoft Windows Database BP 12.1.0.2.200114 Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.200114 on Windows Microsoft Windows Database BP 11.2.0.4.180417 Oracle JavaVM Component 11.2.0.4.180417 on Windows Fusion Middleware WebLogic Patch Set Update 10.3.6.0.200414 Oracle Fusion Middleware 11.1.1.9 Forms and Reports 10.1.2.3.2 Obtaining ETCC We recommend always using the latest version of ETCC, as new bugfixes will not be checked by older versions of the utility. The latest version of the ETCC tool can always be downloaded via Patch 17537119 from My Oracle Support. References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (MOS Note 1594274.1) Database Patch Set Update Overlay Patches Required for Use with PSUs and Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 1147107.1) Database Patches Required by Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Engineered Systems: Exadata Database Machines and SuperClusters (MOS Note 1392527.1) Related Articles Identifying Missing App Tier and Database Tier Patches for EBS 12.2 ETCC Tool Enhanced for Finding Mandatory EBS 12.2 Patches January 2020 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) October 2019 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application tier or database tier patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. Th...

EBS 12.1

Updated: Oracle E-Business Suite Security FAQ

I'm pleased to announce we recently published significant content updates to the following My Oracle Support document: FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite Security (MOS Note 2063486.1)             The EBS Security FAQ is your starting reference for finding information for questions about security guidelines, security features, certifications, encryption, or other security-related topics. The content in the EBS Security FAQ is updated on a regular basis. We highly recommend that you subscribe to receive notifications when this MOS note is updated.  As you read through the updated document, please let us know if there are additional questions that we should consider adding. What's new? The following is a summary of the most recent update to the FAQ: New content was added to cover recent Database 19c certifications, database network access lists, and HTTP security headers and cookie attributes. New subsections were added to organize data for ease of navigation.  Various changes were made to provide necessary updates to existing questions and answers. How is the information in the FAQ organized? The questions in the FAQ are organized in the following sections and subsections: Section 1: Oracle E-Business Suite Secure Configuration and Architecture           1.1 General Guidelines           1.2 Database Patching and Configuration           1.3 HTTP Security Headers and Cookie Attributes Section 2: Oracle E-Business Suite and Auditing Section 3: Oracle E-Business Suite Access and Authentication           3.1 Access and Separation of Duties           3.2 Authentication and Single Sign-On Section 4: Oracle E-Business Suite Data Encryption and Data Protection Section 5: Oracle E-Business Suite Connection Encryption           5.1 SSL and TLS Concepts           5.2 Trusting Certificates           5.3 Configuring TLS for Connections to Oracle E-Business Suite           5.4 POODLE, FREAK, and DROWN Vulnerabilities           5.5 SHA-2 What are a few example questions in the FAQ? Examples of questions answered in the updated EBS Security FAQ include: What guidelines should I follow to secure my Oracle E-Business Suite environment? Can I use the "nosniff" response header with Oracle E-Business Suite? What guidelines can I follow to implement separation of duties for my Oracle E-Business Suite environment? Can I encrypt the data in an Oracle E-Business Suite database using Oracle Transparent Data Encryption? References FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite Security (MOS Note 2063486.1)    Related Articles Oracle E-Business Technology Blog - Security Critical Patch Update for April 2020 Now Available How Do I Receive the Latest EBS 12.2 and 12.1 Technology News, Updates, and Announcements? How To Be Notified When MOS Notes Are Updated

I'm pleased to announce we recently published significant content updates to the following My Oracle Support document: FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite Security (MOS Note 2063486.1)             The EBS...

EBS 12.2

New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 8 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and associated infrastructure. We periodically release OAF updates to fix performance, security, and stability issues. How do updates work? These updates are provided in two formats: cumulative Release Update Packs (RUPs), and cumulative Bundle Patches (BPs) that can be applied on top of the RUPs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or BP includes all the updates released previously. OAF bundles may be applied to the specified EBS release only, and are not compatible with other EBS releases. For example, the patch listed here is for EBS Release 12.2.7 and cannot be applied to any other EBS release. What's available now? The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 is now available. All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.7 will require this patch as a prerequisite. Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.7 Bundle 8 (Patch 30720143:R12.FWK.C) What's new in this update? As well as all the fixes that were released in previous Release 12.2.7 bundle patches, this latest patch also includes fixes for the following issues: The button labels on the Supplier Organization attachment confirmation dialog are not translated into Canadian French. On the Simple Home Page, selecting a favorite added as an https link to outside Oracle E-Business Suite gives a "Can't reach this page" error. You can also refer to the Readme for Patch 30720143 for additional information. Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) References Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) OA Framework: How to Identify Required Oracle JDeveloper Patches For Oracle E-Business Release 12.x or 11i (MOS Note 416708.1) Oracle Application Framework Developer's Guide (MOS Note 1315485.1) Related Articles New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 7 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 6 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 5 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 4 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Update 3 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Update 2 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Update 1 Now Available Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and...

Application Tier

EBS Security Feature Allowed Redirects Now Available for EBS 12.1.3

I am pleased to announce the availability of the Allowed Redirects security feature for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3. The Allowed Redirects feature is available for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 with Patch 30110924.  What protection is provided with Allowed Redirects? The HTTP response status code "302 Found" redirect is a common method for redirecting a URL. Client redirects are a potential attack vector. The Oracle E-Business Suite Allowed Redirects feature lets you define a whitelist of allowed redirects for your Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 environment. When the Allowed Redirects feature is enabled, redirects to sites that are not configured in your whitelist are forbidden. This provides defense against unknown and potentially damaging sites. The following is an example of an attack that the Allowed Redirects feature will prevent if properly configured: Your users will see an error message if a redirect is blocked by the Allowed Redirects feature: Note: Allowed Redirects will only block navigation to sites that happen via client redirects. It is not intended to prevent other methods for accessing external sites. Where Can I Learn More? Read more about the Allowed Redirects feature available in Secure Configuration for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 (MOS Note 403537.1). Watch the online course for the Allowed Redirects available in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 Transfer of Information (TOI) Online Training (Note 807319.1). Watch the Webinar: Secure Oracle E-Business Suite Using Features, Configuration and Certifications. References FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite Security (Note 2063486.1) Secure Configuration for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 (MOS Note 403537.1) Related Articles Secure Oracle E-Business Suite with Allowed JSPs or Allowed Resources Updated:  Frequently Asked Questions about EBS Security Critical Patch for April 2020 Now Available E-Business Suite Technology Blog - Security

I am pleased to announce the availability of the Allowed Redirects security feature for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3. The Allowed Redirects feature is available for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3...

Application Tier

EBS Security Feature Allowed Resources Now Available for EBS 12.1.3

I am pleased to announce the availability of the Allowed Resources security feature for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3. The Allowed Resources feature is available for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 with Patch 30110924.  What protection is provided with Allowed Resources? Oracle E-Business Suite is delivered with JavaServer Pages (JSPs) and servlets. Most customers use only a subset of these provided resources. The Allowed Resources feature allows you to reduce your attack surface by disabling resources that are not used in your environment. You can allow or deny resources at the family, product, or resource level. The Allowed Resources feature allows you to define a whitelist of allowed resources for your Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 environment. When enabled, accessing resources that are not configured in your whitelist is not allowed.  With Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3, you may use one of the following Allowed Resources user interfaces in order to configure the feature: Management by Product Hierarchy to easily allow or deny access by product families Management by Resource to easily allow or deny access to individual resources Your users will see an error message if access to a resource is blocked by the Allowed Resources feature. Refer to the documentation for more information on how to to deploy and configure the Allowed Resources feature. Where can I learn more? Read more about the Allowed Resources feature available in Secure Configuration for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 (Note 403537.1). Watch the online course for the Allowed Redirects available in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 Transfer of Information (TOI) Online Training (Note 807319.1). Watch the Webinar: Secure Oracle E-Business Suite Using Features, Configuration and Certifications. References FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite Security (Note 2063486.1) Secure Configuration for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 (MOS Note 403537.1) Related Articles Secure Oracle E-Business Suite with Allowed JSPs or Allowed Resources Updated: Secure Oracle E-Business Suite with Allowed Resources Frequently Asked Questions about EBS Security Critical Patch for April 2020 Now Available E-Business Suite Technology Blog - Security

I am pleased to announce the availability of the Allowed Resources security feature for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3. The Allowed Resources feature is available for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3...

Application Tier

Updated: Secure Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 with Allowed Resources

Oracle E-Business Suite is delivered with JavaServer Pages (JSPs) and servlets. Most customers use only a subset of these provided resources. The Allowed Resources feature allows you to reduce your attack surface by disabling resources that are not used in your environment. You can allow or deny resources at the family, product, or resource level. With Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7, we introduced the Management by Product Hierarchy user interface (UI). With Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.9, a new UI, Management by Resource, is available and allows you to easily deny or allow individual resources. The Management by Resource UI allows you to evaluate your data using six predefined filter criteria displayed as tiles: Allowed - But Never Accessed Allowed - Sorted by Last Access Date Allowed - Sorted by Access Count Allowed Resources Denied Resources All Resources Refer to the documentation for more information on how to to deploy and configure the Allowed Resources feature. Where Can I Learn More? Read more about the Allowed Resources feature in the Oracle E-Business Suite Security Guide Release 12.2. Watch the online course about Allowed Resources available in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 Transfer of Information (TOI) Online Training (Note 807319.1). Watch the Webinar:  Secure Oracle E-Business Suite Using Features, Configuration and Certifications References FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite Security (Note 2063486.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Security Guide Release 12.2 Related Articles Frequently Asked Questions about EBS Security Secure Oracle E-Business Suite with Allowed JSPs or Allowed Resources Critical Patch for April 2020 Now Available E-Business Suite Technology Blog - Security

Oracle E-Business Suite is delivered with JavaServer Pages (JSPs) and servlets. Most customers use only a subset of these provided resources. The Allowed Resources feature allows you to reduce your...

Database Tier

New MOS Note: Oracle Database 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1

To provide a central location for you to obtain information regarding Oracle Database 19c and Oracle E-Business Suite, the following My Oracle Support document is now available: Information Center: Oracle Database 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1 (MOS Note 2655839.2) MOS Note 2655839.2 has navigation tabs and a Search This Document feature that help you find information easier and faster. To provide you an organized view of the content associated with this topic, MOS Note 2655839.2 includes the following navigation tabs: Tab 1: General Database 19c Information - includes links to Oracle Database 19c documentation and a video about what's new with Database 19c Tab 2: Support Policies - includes information regarding Oracle Lifetime Support polices and Oracle Database release and support timelines Tab 3: EBS Certifications - describes how you can find Oracle E-Business Suite with Database 19c certifications and how to proactively receive certification announcements Tab 4: Planning Your Upgrade - provides information about the following topics: What's new with Oracle E-Business Suite and Database 19c How to find what is certified with Oracle E-Business Suite and 19c An overview of the Oracle Database 19c upgrade process for Oracle E-Business Suite databases Where to find Oracle Database 19c upgrade documentation for Oracle E-Business Suite Where to download the Oracle Database 19c binaries Tab 5: EBS 12.2 Resources and Tab 6: EBS 12.1 Resources - include links to the following information: Published documents for the associated Oracle E-Business Suite Release with Oracle Database 19c EBS Analyzers Database 19c documentation Tab 7: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) - includes information about running Oracle E-Business Suite with Database 19c on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure In addition to the navigation tabs, you can also use the Search this Document feature to search the content of this MOS note. For example, enter "database vault" in the Search This Document text field, then click Find First. This will navigate you to the tab with the first results for the searched text with the search text highlighted. You may then optionally click Next or  Previous to continue your search, or you can exit the search by simply clicking to another tab or navigating to other content.  We highly recommend that you bookmark this new MOS note and make it the first point of reference when you have questions or are looking for information about Oracle Database 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite. References Information Center: Oracle Database 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1 (MOS Note 2655839.2) Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog - Database How Do I Receive the Latest EBS 12.2 and 12.1 Technology News, Updates, and Announcements? How To Be Notified When MOS Notes Are Updated

To provide a central location for you to obtain information regarding Oracle Database 19c and Oracle E-Business Suite, the following My Oracle Support document is now available: Information Center:...

Database Tier

Database Vault 19c Certified with EBS 12.2

Oracle Database Vault allows security administrators to protect a database from privileged account access to application data. Database objects can be placed in protected realms, which can be accessed only if specific conditions are met. We are pleased to announce that Oracle Database Vault 19c is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. To integrate Oracle Database Vault 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2, refer to the following: Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database Vault 19c (MOS Note 2617770.1) Note: A default realm for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 is provided per the documentation. You may use the default realm as-is or choose a subset. References Oracle Database Release 19 / Administrator's Guide - Database Vault Administrator's Guide Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database Vault 19c (MOS Note 2617770.1) Enhancing Oracle E-Business Suite Security with Separation of Duties (MOS Note 950018.1) Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2552181.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19.3 Now Certified with EBS 12.2 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.2 Oracle Database 19c Now Certified with EBS 12.2 on IBM AIX and HP Itanium Oracle Database 19c Now Certified with EBS 12.2 for Linux on IBM Z Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.2 When Using Physical Server Names Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.2 When Using Logical Host Names Active Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.2 Integrated SOA Gateway Now Certified with EBS 12.2 and Database 19c New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Database Architecture Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle Database Vault allows security administrators to protect a database from privileged account access to application data. Database objects can be placed in protected realms, which can be accessed...

Certifications

Oracle Database 19c now certified with EBS 12.1 on Windows x64 (64-bit)

As a follow-up to a prior announcement, Oracle Database 19c is now certified with E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 on the following additional 19c platform: Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (2012 R2) For EBS 12.1 and Database 19c, the following is the remaining pending platform certification: Oracle Solaris on x64 (64-bit) The remaining pending platform certification will be announced in the future as it becomes available.  You may monitor or subscribe to this blog for the latest in certification announcements.  References Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2580629.1) Database Initialization Parameter Settings for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 396009.1) Using UTL_FILE_DIR or Database Directories for PL/SQL File I/O in Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 (MOS Note 2525754.1) FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite and the Oracle Multitenant Architecture (MOS Note 2567105.1) Using Oracle Database 19c RAC Multitenant (Single PDB) with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 (MOS Note 2530680.1) Export/Import Process for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 Database Instances Using Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2615617.1) Using Fast Online Conversion to Enable Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) for Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2559570.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19c (19.3) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Architecture  Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

As a follow-up to a prior announcement, Oracle Database 19c is now certified with E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 on the following additional 19c platform: Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (2012 R2) For...

Database Tier

April 2020 Update to Integrated SOA Gateway for EBS 12.1.3

I am pleased to announce availability of consolidated Patch 30721310:R12.OWF.B - ISG Consolidated Patch for 12.1.3 (20_2_1) for Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3. Oracle strongly recommends all EBS 12.1.3 Integrated SOA Gateway customers apply this set of updates. This cumulative update includes all previously released ISG updates for EBS R12.1.3, plus fixes for stability and performance of the product. We previously announced the certification of Integrated SOA Gateway in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 with Oracle Database 19c. This patch includes the fix to improve performance of ISG design-time operations with EBS 12.1.3 and Oracle Database 19c. References Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.1.3 (MOS Note 556540.1) Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway Release 12.1.2 and Release 12.1.3 in a Multinode Environment (MOS Note 1081100.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway R12.1.3 Implementation Guide Related Articles Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c March 2019 Update to Integrated SOA Gateway for EBS 12.1.3 Tutorial: Configuring Integrated SOA Gateway in Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3 Configuring Integrated SOA Gateway in Multinode EBS Environments

I am pleased to announce availability of consolidated Patch 30721310:R12.OWF.B - ISG Consolidated Patch for 12.1.3 (20_2_1) for Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gatewayfor Oracle E-Business...

Database Tier

Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle's Lifetime Support policy has three phases: Premier Support, Extended Support, and Sustaining Support. For details about coverage during each phase, see: Oracle Lifetime Support Policies You can purchase a support plan for your licensed products to obtain Premier Support. There is an additional fee for Extended Support. Extended Support for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 is available through July 31, 2022. We are pleased to announce that Extended Support fees are waived for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 for Oracle Database licenses used for Oracle E-Business Suite through July 31, 2022.  For additional details and the process to determine your eligibility, refer to the following: Extended Support Fee Waiver for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2522948.1) For Oracle Database 11.2.0.4, Extended Support fees are waived through December 31, 2020 for Oracle Database licenses used for Oracle E-Business Suite. December 31, 2020 is the end of the Extended Support period for Oracle Database 11.2.0.4. After December 2020, ACS Market Driven Support (MDS) is available for Oracle Database 11.2.0.4.  For additional details regarding MDS for Oracle Database 11.2.0.4, refer to the following: Oracle Market Drive Support for Oracle Database 11g Release 2 References Extended Support Fee Waiver for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2522948.1) Release Schedule of Current Database Releases (MOS Note 742060.1) Oracle Market Drive Support for Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (PDF) Related Articles Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite Extended Support for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 extended

Oracle's Lifetime Support policy has three phases: Premier Support, Extended Support, and Sustaining Support. For details about coverage during each phase, see: Oracle Lifetime Support Policies You can...

Client Tier

JRE 1.7.0_261 Certified with EBS Releases 12.2 and 12.1

Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps The Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_261 (7u261) on the JRE 7 codeline is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1. Note that Oracle strongly recommends that you migrate to JRE 8 using Java Web Start now.  As JRE 7 has reached end of life, this release is not available through the usual public download sites.  This update is available for Oracle E-Business Suite customers during the extended support period of your EBS release from My Oracle Support as Patch 30884179. You should only apply this update if you have a dependency on using JRE 7. This article answers some questions you may have on the subject. Should I apply this JRE 7 update? If you have a client tier that can only run JRE 7,  you must use Java Deployment Technology from JRE 8 to launch JRE 7. This is a requirement because JRE updates since JRE 1.7.0_161 have not included Java Deployment Technology. To stay current with critical fixes provided by the Java team, you should uptake the latest JRE 7 update, as well as the latest JRE 8 update. Additional guidance on such scenarios can be found in our recently published My Oracle Support note, FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1). How do I get support adopting this latest Java CPU? If you are using Java Web Start and require assistance with applying this CPU, you can log a service request for assistance from the Java Support organization. For those of you still in transition to Java Web Start, refer to the following in our recently published My Oracle Support note, FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1): Question 4: My organization is transitioning our Oracle E-Business Suite environments to Java Web Start. What if we encounter any issues with the Java Plug-in during this period? Where are the JRE 7 requirements for EBS documented? Full requirements for using Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1 with JRE 7 are listed in the following documents: Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 393931.1) Upgrading OracleAS 10g Forms and Reports in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 437878.1) References FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1) Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2188898.1) Upgrading JRE Plugin with Oracle Applications R12 (MOS Note 393931.1) Recommended Browsers for Oracle Applications 12 (MOS Note 389422.1) Related Articles JRE 1.8.0_241 Certified with EBS 12.2 and 12.1 Important New FAQ for Java Usage in EBS Migrate to Java Web Start from Java Plug-In Now Availability of Multiple EBS Forms Sessions with Java Web Start MS16-104 Security Update for IE Breaks EBS JRE Download

Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps The Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_261 (7u261) on the JRE 7 codeline is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1. Note...

Client Tier

JRE 1.8.0_251 Certified with EBS Releases 12.2 and 12.1

Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps We are pleased to announce that the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8.0_251 (8u251) on the JRE 8 codeline is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2. This article answers some questions you may have on the subject. Is it a requirement to use Java Web Start with this JRE update? While it is not a prerequisite to use Java Web Start for this latest Java CPU, please take another note of our previous guidance about moving to Java Web Start right away, and particularly ahead of September 2020.   You should uptake this latest Java CPU regardless of whether you are currently using Java Web Start or Java Plug-in on your client tier. Note:  September 2020 is an important deadline for you if you are still using the Java Plug-in. Oracle Java team's plans to continue shipping the components required to launch Java applets on Internet Explorer 11 using Java Plug-in, and Oracle E-Business Suite Support team's ability to help customers still using Java Plugin are confirmed only through September 2020. Beyond this date, it will be increasingly complicated to receive any new fixes for Oracle E-Business Suite issues specific to Java Plug-in. How do I get support adopting this latest Java CPU? If you are using Java Web Start and require assistance with applying this CPU, you can log a service request for assistance from the Java Support organization. For those of you still in transition to Java Web Start, refer to the following in our recently published My Oracle Support note, FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1): Question 4: My organization is transitioning our Oracle E-Business Suite environments to Java Web Start. What if we encounter any issues with the Java Plug-in during this period? Where are the JRE 8 requirements for EBS documented? Full requirements for using Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1 with JRE 8 are listed in the following documents: Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2188898.1) Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 393931.1) Are there special considerations for running JRE 8 on Mac? JRE 8 can be used with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1 on Mac. To see a list of browsers and JRE versions certified on different macOS versions, refer to: Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes Release 12 for macOS (OS X) (MOS Note 1533334.1) References FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1) Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2188898.1) Upgrading JRE Plugin with Oracle Applications R12 (MOS Note 393931.1) Recommended Browsers for Oracle Applications 12 (MOS Note 389422.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes Release 12 for macOS (OS X) (MOS Note 1533334.1) Related Articles Important New FAQ for Java Usage in EBS Getting Support for Java Plug-In While Transitioning to Java Web Start Migrate to Java Web Start from Java Plug-In Now Availability of Multiple EBS Forms Sessions with Java Web Start MS16-104 Security Update for IE Breaks EBS JRE Download

Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps We are pleased to announce that the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8.0_251 (8u251) on the JRE 8 codeline is now certified with...

Application Tier

Critical Patch Update for April 2020 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for April 2020 was released on 14 April 2020. Oracle strongly recommends applying the CPU patches as soon as possible. MOS Note for EBS CPUs A link to the latest available Oracle E-Business Suite CPU document is available in Identifying the Latest Critical Patch Update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 2484000.1).  We recommend you bookmark My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2484000.1 in your favorites list in My Oracle Support.  Oracle CPU Announcements The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for reviewing all Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisories, Security Alerts and Bulletins. It includes a list of products affected, risk matrices of fixed vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents. It is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches. The next four Critical Patch Update release dates are: 14 July 2020 20 October 2020 19 January 2021 20 April 2021 Additional References Identifying the Latest Critical Patch Update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 248400.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Critical Patch Update (April 2020) (MOS Note 2650675.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Security Guide, Release 12.2 - Secure Configuration Secure Configuration Guide for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 403537.1) FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite Security (MOS Note 2063486.1) Related Articles Critical Patch Update for January 2020 Now Available Critical Patch Update for October 2019 Now Available Critical Patch Update for July 2019 Now Available Critical Patch Update for April 2019 Now Available Critical Patch Update for January 2019 Now Available Critical Patch Update for October 2018 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for April 2020 was released on 14 April 2020. Oracle strongly recommends applying the CPU patches as soon as possible. MOS Note for EBS CPUs A link to the latest...

EBS 12.2

New OA Framework 12.2.9 Bundle 1 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and associated infrastructure. We periodically release OAF updates to fix performance, security, and stability issues. How do updates work? These updates are provided in two formats: cumulative Release Update Packs (RUPs), and cumulative Bundle Patches (BPs) that can be applied on top of the RUPs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or BP includes all the updates released previously. OAF bundles may be applied to the specified EBS release only, and are not compatible with other EBS releases. For example, the patch listed here is for EBS Release 12.2.9 and cannot be applied to any other EBS release. What's available now? The first OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.9 is now available. All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.9 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.9 will require this patch as a prerequisite. Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.9 Bundle 1 (Patch 30908501:R12.FWK.C) What's new in this update? As well as all the fixes that were released in the Oracle Application Framework Post-12.2.9 Consolidated Patch (Patch 30098489:R12.FWK.C), this latest patch also includes fixes for the following issues: A ClassCastException is thrown when the Export option is chosen from an advanced table. Incorrect positioning of the Look Ahead LOV window means that the leftmost part is cropped, preventing the user from making a selection. After updating the contents of Shopping Cart Popup, the scroll bars may disappear and prevent the user from viewing all the contents. You can also refer to the Readme for Patch 30908501 for additional information. Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) OA Framework: How to Identify Required Oracle JDeveloper Patches For Oracle E-Business Release 12.x or 11i (MOS Note 416708.1) Oracle Application Framework Developer's Guide (MOS Note 1315485.1) Related Articles Webcast: Oracle E-Business Suite Modern User Interface with Rich Personalizations (Updated Oct 2019) OA Framework Post-12.2.9 Consolidated Patch Now Available New JDeveloper Patch for EBS 12.2.9 OA Framework

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and...

Certifications

Oracle Database 19c (19.3) Now Certified with EBS 12.2 on Windows x64 (64-bit)

As a follow-up to a prior announcement, Oracle Database 19c (19.3) is now certified with E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (12.2.3 and higher) on the following additional 19c platform: Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (2012 R2) For EBS 12.2 and Database 19c, the following is the remaining pending platform certification: Oracle Solaris on x64 (64-bit) The remaining pending platform certification will be announced in the future as it becomes available.  You may monitor or subscribe to this blog for the latest in certification announcements.  References Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2552181.1) Database Initialization Parameter Settings for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 396009.1) Using UTL_FILE_DIR or Database Directories for PL/SQL File I/O in Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 (MOS Note 2525754.1) FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite and the Oracle Multitenant Architecture (MOS Note 2567105.1) Using Oracle Database 19c RAC Multitenant (Single PDB) with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (MOS Note 2530665.1) Export/Import Process for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Database Instances Using Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2554156.1) Using Fast Online Conversion to Enable Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) for Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2559570.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19c (19.3) Now Certified With EBS 12.2 Oracle Database 19c (19.3) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Architecture  Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

As a follow-up to a prior announcement, Oracle Database 19c (19.3) is now certified with E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (12.2.3 and higher) on the following additional 19c platform: Microsoft Windows...

Apple macOS

Firefox Quantum ESR 68.x on macOS Catalina now certified with EBS 12.2 and 12.1

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.2.4 or higher and 12.1.3) is now certified with the Mozilla Firefox Quantum Extended Support Release (ESR) 68 browser on macOS Catalina (10.15). The requirements on the desktop are: macOS Catalina version 10.15 macOS Catalina version 10.15.1 or higher Firefox ESR 68.x using Java Web Start (JWS)  JRE 8 Update 241 (1.8.0_241 or higher) Firefox ESR 68 on macOS is certified for both Oracle E-Business Suite web-based (OA Framework/HTML) and Oracle Forms/Java-based user interfaces. You should review all relevant information along with specific patching requirements and known limitations posted in the My Oracle Support Knowledge documents listed in the references section below. References Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes Release 12 for macOS (MOS Note 1533334.1) Recommended Browsers for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 389422.1) Using Java Web Start for Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2188898.1) FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1) Related Articles Firefox Quantum ESR 68 Certified with EBS 12.2 and 12.1 for Windows Migrate to Java Web Start from Java Plug-In Now

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.2.4 or higher and 12.1.3) is now certified with the Mozilla Firefox Quantum Extended Support Release (ESR) 68 browser on macOS Catalina (10.15). The requirements...

Database Tier

Database Vault 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3

Oracle Database Vault allows security administrators to protect a database from privileged account access to application data. Database objects can be placed in protected realms, which can be accessed only if a specific set of conditions are met. We are pleased to announce that Oracle Database Vault 19c is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3. To integrate Oracle Database Vault 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3, refer to the following: Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Database Vault 19c (MOS Note 2648854.1) Note: We deliver a default realm via a patch for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3. You may use the default realm as-is or choose a subset. References Oracle Database Release 19 / Administrator's Guide - Database Vault Administrator's Guide Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Database Vault 19c (MOS Note 2648854.1) Enhancing Oracle E-Business Suite Security with Separation of Duties (MOS Note 950018.1) Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2580629.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19.3 Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c Export/Import Data Migration Now Certified for EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3 When Using Physical Host Names Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3 When Using Logical Host Names Active Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3 New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Database Architecture Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle Database Vault allows security administrators to protect a database from privileged account access to application data. Database objects can be placed in protected realms, which can be accessed...

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Bundle 23 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and associated infrastructure. We periodically release OAF updates to fix performance, security, and stability issues. How do updates work? These updates are provided in two formats: cumulative Release Update Packs (RUPs), and cumulative Bundle Patches (BPs) that can be applied on top of the RUPs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or BP includes all the updates released previously. OAF bundles may be applied to the specified EBS release only, and are not compatible with other EBS releases. For example, the patch listed here is for EBS Release 12.2.6 and cannot be applied to any other EBS release. What's available now? The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 is now available. All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.6 will require this patch as a prerequisite. Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.6 Bundle 23 (Patch 30543303:R12.FWK.C) What's new in this update? As well as all the fixes that were released in previous Release 12.2.6 bundle patches, this latest patch also includes fixes for the following issues: A NullPointerException occurs when trying to open a LOV on a JTT embedded page. A large number of Workplan tasks, with a change made and saved for any task, results in extraneous space between the header and task content. You can also refer to the Readme for Patch 30543303 for additional information. Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) OA Framework: How to Identify Required Oracle JDeveloper Patches For Oracle E-Business Release 12.x or 11i (MOS Note 416708.1) Oracle Application Framework Developer's Guide (MOS Note 1315485.1) Related Articles New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 22 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 21 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 20 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 19 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 18 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 17 Now Available Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and...

Application Tier

Integration Repository – Catalog of Oracle E-Business Suite APIs

One of the most common questions (and answers) for Oracle E-Business Suite integration architects and developers is: Question: Where can I find a list of Oracle E-Business Suite APIs? Answer: In Oracle Integration Repository. What is Oracle Integration Repository? Oracle Integration Repository is a catalog of the public integration interfaces and APIs available from Oracle E-Business Suite. Integration Repository describes the integration interfaces from different EBS modules. The interfaces are categorized by interface type, product, and business entity. You can browse or search for APIs in Integration Repository. In addition, you can filter down through search results by options such as Web Service Type, Web Service Status, Interface Source, and Business Entity. Where do I find Oracle Integration Repository? Oracle Integration Repository is supplied as part of Oracle E-Business Suite. EBS users with any of the roles of Integration Administrator, Integration Developer, Integration Analyst, can access it. Log in to Oracle E-Business Suite as Integration Administrator/ Developer/Analyst. Navigate to and expand the Integrated SOA Gateway responsibility. Navigate to and open the Integration Repository function. References Oracle Integration Repository Overview Accessing Oracle Integration Repository Related Articles Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) Now Certified with EBS 12.2 and Database 19c Tutorial: Publishing EBS 12.2 PL/SQL APIs as REST Services New Whitepaper: Primer on Integrating with EBS 12 with Other Applications

One of the most common questions (and answers) for Oracle E-Business Suite integration architects and developers is: Question: Where can I find a list of Oracle E-Business Suite APIs?Answer: In Oracle...

AD & TXK Tools

Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: February 2020 Edition

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for Oracle E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components. These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases.  You can research these yourself using this MOS Note: How to Find E-Business Suite Patches & E-Business Suite Technology Stack Patches (Note 1633974.2) Upgrade Recommendations for February 2020   EBS 12.2  EBS 12.1  EBS 12.0  EBS 11.5.10 Check your EBS support status and patching baseline Apply the minimum 12.2 patching baseline (EBS 12.2.3 + latest technology stack updates listed below) In Premier Support to December 30, 2030 Apply the minimum 12.1 patching baseline (12.1.3 Family Packs for products in use + latest technology stack updates listed below) Upgrade to EBS 12.2 In Premier Support to December 31, 2021 In Sustaining Support. No new patches available. Upgrade to EBS 12.2 Before upgrading, 12.0 users should be on the minimum 12.0 patching baseline In Sustaining Support. No new patches available. Upgrade to EBS 12.2 Before upgrading, 11i users should be on the minimum 11i patching baseline Apply the latest EBS suite-wide RPC or RUP 12.2.9 Aug 2019 12.1.3 RPC5 Aug 2016 12.0.6 11.5.10.2 Use the latest Rapid Install StartCD 51 Feb 2016 StartCD 13 Aug 2011 12.0.6 11.5.10.2 Apply the latest EBS technology stack, tools, and libraries AD/TXK Delta 11 May 2019 FND Feb 2019 Web ADI RPC Jan 2018 Report Manager Bundle 5 Nov 2018 EBS 12.2.9 OAF Bundle  2019 EBS 12.2.7 OAF Bundle 6 Aug 2019 EBS 12.2.6 OAF Bundle 22 Dec 2019 EBS 12.2.5 OAF Update 22 Dec 2019 EBS 12.2.4 OAF Update 20 Nov 2018 ETCC Jan 2020 Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9 Daylight Savings Time DSTv34 Oct 2019 Upgrade to JDK 7 Web ADI Bundle 5 Jan 2018 Report Manager Bundle 5 Jan 2018 FND Nov 2019 OAF Bundle 5 Jun 2016 JTT Update 4 Oct 2016 Daylight Savings Time DSTv34 Oct 2019 Upgrade to JDK 7 N/A N/A Apply the latest security updates Jan 2020 Critical Patch Update SHA-2 PKI Certificates SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager to Feb 2020 Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2 Sign JAR files Jan 2020 Critical Patch Update SHA-2 PKI Certificates SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager to Feb 2020 Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2 Sign JAR files Oct. 2015 Critical Patch Update April 2016 Critical Patch Update Use the latest certified desktop components Migrate to Java Web Start Upgrade to IE 11 Upgrade to Firefox  ESR 68 or ESR 60          Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016) Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607) Migrate to Java Web Start Upgrade to IE 11 Upgrade to Firefox  ESR 68 or ESR 60 Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016) Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607) N/A N/A Upgrade to the latest database Database 19c Extended Support Fee Waived for EBS Database 19c Extended Support Fee Waived for EBS Database 11.2.0.4 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 If you're using Oracle Identity Management Upgrade to Oracle Access Manager 12c Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 12c or Oracle Unified Directory 12c Migrate from Oracle SSO to  Oracle Access Manager 12c Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 12c N/A N/A If you're using Oracle Discoverer Migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA) Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017 Migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA) Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017 N/A N/A If you're using Oracle Portal Migrate to Oracle WebCenter  11.1.1.9 Migrate to Oracle WebCenter 11.1.1.9 N/A N/A

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for...

Database Tier

Oracle Database 19c Now Certified with EBS 12.1 for Linux on IBM Z

As a follow-up to our prior announcement, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 is now certified with Oracle Database 19c on Linux on IBM Z as a database tier only platform. Database 19c certified operating systems for Linux on IBM Z are as follows: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 7 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 12 Note:  Linux on IBM Z was previously known as IBM: Linux on System z. What is a Database Tier Only Platform Certification? E-Business Suite certified platforms are platforms for which both the application and database tiers of E-Business Suite are supported and for which EBS provides a release package (i.e., Rapid Install). The term E-Business Suite certified platform is synonymous with fully certified platform or Rapid Install supported platform. A database tier only platform (also known as a split tier configuration) certification is an EBS database certification on a platform for which there is a database release but no corresponding EBS release package. In this case, the application tier runs on a different fully certified platform from the database tier only platform. For a complete list of certified platforms, refer to My Oracle Support's certification tab. Note:  IBM's Z systems support a mixed platform architecture with distributed UNIX and Linux application tier servers for customers planning to run E-Business Suite on IBM Z systems. Pending Platform Certifications Certification of Oracle Solaris on x64 (64-bit) and Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) as Database 19c platforms for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 are pending. These certifications will be announced as they become available. References For more information, please review the following documentation: Using Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with a Database Tier Only Platform on Oracle 19c (MOS Note 2640496.1) Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2580629.1) Using UTL_FILE_DIR or Database Directories for PL/SQL File I/O in Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2  (MOS Note 2525754.1) Using Oracle Database 19c RAC Multitenant (Single PDB) with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1  (MOS Note 2530680.1) Export/Import Process for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 Database Instances Using Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2615617.1) Database Initialization Parameter Settings for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 396009.1) Using Fast Online Conversion to Enable Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) for Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2559570.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19.3 Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c Export/Import Data Migration Now Certified for EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3 When Using Physical Host Names Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3 When Using Logical Host Names Active Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3 New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Database Architecture Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

As a follow-up to our prior announcement, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 is now certified with Oracle Database 19c on Linux on IBM Z as a database tier only platform. Database 19c certified oper...

Certifications

EBS 12.2 Data Masking Template Certified with EM 13cR3

We're pleased to announce the certification of the E-Business Suite 12.2 Data Masking Template for the Data Masking Pack with Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13cR3. You can use the Oracle Data Masking Pack with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13cR3 to mask sensitive data in cloned Oracle E-Business Suite environments.  Due to data dependencies, scrambling E-Business Suite data is not a trivial task.  The data needs to be scrubbed in such a way that allows the application to continue to function.    You may mask data in E-Business Suite 12.2 cloned environments with EM13cR3 using the following instructions and the template:    Using Oracle E-Business Suite Data Masking Pack, Release 12.2 with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c (MOS Note: 2076834.1) E-Business Suite 12.2 Data Masking Template for Data Masking Pack with EM13c (Patch 22868456) What does masking do in an Oracle E-Business Suite environment? Based upon the knowledge of the Oracle E-Business Suite architecture and sensitive columns, application data masking does the following: De-identifies the data:  Scramble identifiers of individuals, also known as personally identifiable information (PII).  Examples include information such as name, account, and address. Masks sensitive data:  Mask data that, if associated with personally identifiable information (PII), would cause privacy concerns.  Examples include compensation, health and employment information.   Maintains data validity:  Provide a fully functional application. References Using Oracle E-Business Suite Data Masking Pack, Release 12.2 with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c (MOS Note: 2076834.1) Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Online Documentation Library Release 13.3 Related Articles Scrambling Sensitive Data in E-Business Suite 12 Cloned Environments Oracle Application Management Pack (AMP) Now Certified with EBS 12.2.9 New Features in Application Management Pack 13.1.1.1 for E-Business Suite Webcast: "Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control for Managing Oracle E-Business Suite"

We're pleased to announce the certification of the E-Business Suite 12.2 Data Masking Template for the Data Masking Pack with Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13cR3. You can use the Oracle Data Masking...

Application Tier

January 2020 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application tier or database tier patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. The ETCC tool was designed to be self-documenting; however, you can read about it in the following document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (MOS Note 1594274.1) What’s New ETCC has been updated to include bug fixes and patching combinations for the following recommended versions: Database Oracle Database Release Update RU 19.6.0.0.200114 Oracle JavaVM Component Database RU 19.6.0.0.200114 Oracle Database Proactive BP 12.1.0.2.200114 Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.200114 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.200114 Oracle Database Patch for Exadata BP 11.2.0.4.200114 Oracle Database PSU 11.2.0.4.200114 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 11.2.0.4.200114 Microsoft Windows Database BP 12.1.0.2.190416 Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.190416 on Windows Microsoft Windows Database BP 11.2.0.4.180417 Oracle JavaVM Component 11.2.0.4.180417 on Windows Fusion Middleware WebLogic Patch Set Update 10.3.6.0.200114 Oracle Fusion Middleware 11.1.1.9 Forms and Reports 10.1.2.3.2 Obtaining ETCC We recommend always using the latest version of ETCC, as new bugfixes will not be checked by older versions of the utility. The latest version of the ETCC tool can always be downloaded via Patch 17537119 from My Oracle Support. References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (MOS Note 1594274.1) Database Patch Set Update Overlay Patches Required for Use with PSUs and Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 1147107.1) Database Patches Required by Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Engineered Systems: Exadata Database Machines and SuperClusters (MOS Note 1392527.1) Related Articles Identifying Missing App Tier and Database Tier Patches for EBS 12.2 ETCC Tool Enhanced for Finding Mandatory EBS 12.2 Patches October 2019 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) July 2019 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) May 2019 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) February 2019 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application tier or database tier patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. Th...

New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 7 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and associated infrastructure. We periodically release OAF updates to fix performance, security, and stability issues. How do updates work? These updates are provided in two formats: cumulative Release Update Packs (RUPs), and cumulative Bundle Patches (BPs) that can be applied on top of the RUPs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or BP includes all the updates released previously. OAF bundles may be applied to the specified EBS release only, and are not compatible with other EBS releases. For example, the patch listed here is for EBS Release 12.2.7 and cannot be applied to any other EBS release. What's available now? The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 is now available. All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.7 will require this patch as a prerequisite. Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.7 Bundle 7 (Patch 30369165:R12.FWK.C) What's new in this update? As well as all the fixes that were released in previous Release 12.2.7 bundle patches, this latest patch also includes fixes for the following issues: When switching between tabs, the text of a tab overlaps with the text on the tab below. The size of the attachment text area is too small for the user to read the contents. The attachments popup disappears on clicking either the add attachment icon or view attachment icon on interop pages. You can also refer to the Readme for Patch 30369165 for additional information. Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) OA Framework: How to Identify Required Oracle JDeveloper Patches For Oracle E-Business Release 12.x or 11i (MOS Note 416708.1) Oracle Application Framework Developer's Guide (MOS Note 1315485.1) Related Articles New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 6 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 5 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 4 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Update 3 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Update 2 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Update 1 Now Available Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and...

Application Tier

Webcast: Technical Essentials for Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Updated Oct 2019)

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest information about running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. Technical Essentials for Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (67 minutes) Veshaal Singh, Vice President ATG Development, presents the latest tools and current strategy for running Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud. See how Oracle E-Business Suite’s cloud manager can easily provision new instances with one-click or advanced provisioning and perform lifecycle management tasks. Use automation to move your on-premise Oracle E-Business Suite environments to Oracle Cloud to assist with upgrade projects, disaster recovery requirements, or other project needs. Learn how to leverage Oracle Infrastructure as a Service and Oracle Database as a Service to run your Oracle E-Business Suite environment. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note 2066260.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud Related Articles Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest...

Client Tier

JRE 1.7.0_251 Certified with EBS Releases 12.2 and 12.1

Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps The Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_251 (7u251) on the JRE 7 codeline is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1. Note that Oracle strongly recommends that you migrate to JRE 8 using Java Web Start now.  As JRE 7 has reached end of life, this release is not available through the usual public download sites.  This update is available for Oracle E-Business Suite customers during the extended support period of your EBS release from My Oracle Support as Patch 30425896. You should only apply this update if you have a dependency on using JRE 7. This article answers some questions you may have on the subject. Should I apply this JRE 7 update? If you have a client tier that can only run JRE 7,  you must use Java Deployment Technology from JRE 8 to launch JRE 7. This is a requirement because JRE updates since JRE 1.7.0_161 have not included Java Deployment Technology. To stay current with critical fixes provided by the Java team, you should uptake the latest JRE 7 update, as well as the latest JRE 8 update. Additional guidance on such scenarios can be found in our recently published My Oracle Support note, FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1). How do I get support adopting this latest Java CPU? If you are using Java Web Start and require assistance with applying this CPU, you can log a service request for assistance from the Java Support organization. For those of you still in transition to Java Web Start, refer to the following in our recently published My Oracle Support note, FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1): Question 4: My organization is transitioning our Oracle E-Business Suite environments to Java Web Start. What if we encounter any issues with the Java Plug-in during this period? Where are the JRE 7 requirements for EBS documented? Full requirements for using Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1 with JRE 7 are listed in the following documents: Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 393931.1) Upgrading OracleAS 10g Forms and Reports in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 437878.1) References FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1) Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2188898.1) Upgrading JRE Plugin with Oracle Applications R12 (MOS Note 393931.1) Recommended Browsers for Oracle Applications 12 (MOS Note 389422.1) Related Articles JRE 1.8.0_241 Certified with EBS 12.2 and 12.1 Important New FAQ for Java Usage in EBS Migrate to Java Web Start from Java Plug-In Now Availability of Multiple EBS Forms Sessions with Java Web Start MS16-104 Security Update for IE Breaks EBS JRE Download

Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps The Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_251 (7u251) on the JRE 7 codeline is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1. Note...

Client Tier

JRE 1.8.0_241 Certified with EBS Releases 12.2 and 12.1

Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps We are pleased to announce that the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8.0_241 (8u241) on the JRE 8 codeline is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2. This article answers some questions you may have on the subject. Should I use Java Web Start or the Java Plug-in with this JRE update? While we strongly recommend that you migrate to Java Web Start now, using Java Web Start is not a prerequisite for using this Java CPU. You should uptake this latest Java CPU regardless of whether you are currently using Java Web Start or Java Plug-in on your client tier. How do I get support adopting this latest Java CPU? If you are using Java Web Start and require assistance with applying this CPU, you can log a service request for assistance from the Java Support organization. For those of you still in transition to Java Web Start, refer to the following in our recently published My Oracle Support note, FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1): Question 4: My organization is transitioning our Oracle E-Business Suite environments to Java Web Start. What if we encounter any issues with the Java Plug-in during this period? Where are the JRE 8 requirements for EBS documented? Full requirements for using Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1 with JRE 8 are listed in the following documents: Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2188898.1) Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 393931.1) Are there special considerations for running JRE 8 on Mac? JRE 8 can be used with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1 on Mac. To see a list of browsers and JRE versions certified on different macOS versions, refer to: Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes Release 12 for macOS (OS X) (MOS Note 1533334.1) References FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1) Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2188898.1) Upgrading JRE Plugin with Oracle Applications R12 (MOS Note 393931.1) Recommended Browsers for Oracle Applications 12 (MOS Note 389422.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes Release 12 for macOS (OS X) (MOS Note 1533334.1) Related Articles Important New FAQ for Java Usage in EBS Migrate to Java Web Start from Java Plug-In Now Availability of Multiple EBS Forms Sessions with Java Web Start MS16-104 Security Update for IE Breaks EBS JRE Download

Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps We are pleased to announce that the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8.0_241 (8u241) on the JRE 8 codeline is now certified with...

Application Tier

Critical Patch Update for January 2020 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for January 2020 was released on 14 January 2020. Oracle strongly recommends applying the CPU patches as soon as possible. MOS Note for EBS CPUs A link to the latest available Oracle E-Business Suite CPU document is available in Identifying the Latest Critical Patch Update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 2484000.1).  We recommend you bookmark My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2484000.1 in your favorites list in My Oracle Support.  Oracle CPU Announcements The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for reviewing all Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisories, Security Alerts and Bulletins. It includes a list of products affected, risk matrices of fixed vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents. It is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches. The next four Critical Patch Update release dates are: 14 April 2020 14 July 2020 20 October 2020 19 January 2021 Additional References Identifying the Latest Critical Patch Update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 248400.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Critical Patch Update (January 2020) (MOS Note 2613782.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Security Guide, Release 12.2 - Secure Configuration Secure Configuration Guide for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 403537.1) FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite Security (MOS Note 2063486.1) Related Articles Critical Patch Update for October 2019 Now Available Critical Patch Update for July 2019 Now Available Critical Patch Update for April 2019 Now Available Critical Patch Update for January 2019 Now Available Critical Patch Update for October 2018 Now Available Critical Patch Update for July 2018 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for January 2020 was released on 14 January 2020. Oracle strongly recommends applying the CPU patches as soon as possible. MOS Note for EBS CPUs A link to the latest...

AD & TXK Tools

Webcast: Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite On-Premise and in Oracle Cloud (Updated Oct 2019)

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest information about the latest news on deploying and managing Oracle E-Business Suite On-Premise and in the Oracle Cloud. Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite On-Premise and in Oracle Cloud (63 minutes) Sanitago Bastidas, Director Product Management, and Srikrishna Bandi, Senior Director ATG Development, present an overview of the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 architecture. It then dives into the latest updates for Oracle E-Business Suite installations and cloning. Learn how to administer and configure Oracle E-Business Suite. Hear how to use the Oracle Cloud lifecycle management tool, cloud manager, to perform one-click provisioning, advanced provisioning, backups, and clones of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1 environments. See how automation can help you lift and shift your on-premise Oracle E-Business Suite instance to Oracle Cloud. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. References Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes, Release 12.2 (MOS Note 1320300.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note 2066260.1) Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Rapid Clone (MOS Note 1383621.1) Sharing The Application Tier File System in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (MOS Note 1375769.1) Managing Configuration of Oracle HTTP Server and Web Application Services in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (MOS Note 1905593.1) Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.x Using Logical Host Names (MOS Note 1968231.1) Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.9 Now Available Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest...

Active Data Guard

Active Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3

We are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Active Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3.  You may use Oracle Active Data Guard to offload some production reporting to run against the Oracle Active Data Guard database instance. For example, you can run selected Concurrent Manager reports against an Oracle Active Data Guard physical standby database instance. Detailed steps for setting up Active Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite are provided in the following document: Using Active Data Guard Reporting with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and Database 19c (MOS Note 2608027.1) In addition to Concurrent Manager, you may have other reporting tools that you would like to use with the Oracle Active Data Guard instance.  In general, you should be able to use the reporting tool if it does not require write access to the Active Data Guard database instance. References Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2580629.1) Using Active Data Guard Reporting with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and Database 19c (MOS Note 2608027.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19.3 Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c Export/Import Data Migration Now Certified for EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3 When Using Physical Host Names Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3 When Using Logical Host Names New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Database Architecture Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

We are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Active Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3.  You may use Oracle Active Data Guard to offload some production reporting to run...

Active Data Guard

Active Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.2

We are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Active Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.  You may use Oracle Active Data Guard to offload some production reporting to run against the Oracle Active Data Guard database instance. For example, you can run selected Concurrent Manager reports against an Oracle Active Data Guard physical standby database instance. Detailed steps for setting up Active Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite are provided in the following document: Using Active Data Guard Reporting with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Database 19c (MOS Note 2608030.1) In addition to Concurrent Manager, you may have other reporting tools that you would like to use with the Oracle Active Data Guard instance.  In general, you should be able to use the reporting tool if it does not require write access to the Active Data Guard database instance. References Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2552181.1) Using Active Data Guard Reporting with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Database 19c (MOS Note 2608030.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19.3 Now Certified with EBS 12.2 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.2 Oracle Database 19c Now Certified with EBS 12.2 on IBM AIX and HP Itanium Oracle Database 19c Now Certified with EBS 12.2 for Linux on IBM Z Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.2 When Using Physical Server Names Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.2 When Using Logical Host Names Integrated SOA Gateway Now Certified with EBS 12.2 and Database 19c New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Database Architecture Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

We are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Active Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.  You may use Oracle Active Data Guard to offload some production reporting to run...