The Oracle Policy Automation (OPA) team is pleased to announce that OPA Release 19C (12.2.16) is now available for public cloud and private cloud customers.
The Oracle Integration OPA interview adapter enables generic advice applications to be integrated in to any customer’s application data without changing the policy model. The OPA interview adapter is used to develop integrations in Oracle Integration that load and save the data needed by deployed interviews. In particular, it allows:
This feature ensures agility by eliminating custom coded adapters and instead using Oracle Integration’s provided adapters, low code experience and support for one-to-many integrations. This version of the OPA adapter for Oracle Integration extends the previous capabilities that allowed headless (non-interview) based invocations of OPA without needing to write code.
The generic integration protocol for OPA interviews provides a generic integration solution implementing the same load and save endpoints, and using the same OPA Hub REST APIs as used by the Oracle Integration OPA interview adapter. This allows other integration partners to also build their own external adapters for other applications. Unlike the existing web service connector framework, this new generic integration protocol:
This feature enables agile advice connectors to be developed for legacy applications or a third-party middleware framework. Solutions can evolve from on-premise to hybrid to cloud-based with the confidence that advice applications can remain unchanged.
For customers using OPA in Batch mode, the Policy Modeling Debugger has been enhanced to import Batch Assess REST API request payloads (.json file). On load, the policy tester will be presented with a list of assessments in the batch file to choose from, and can then apply the rich testing capabilities already available in the Debugger for debugging issues in their batch assessments, including:
This feature enables policy testers to quickly find root cause of integration issues that are occurring such as incorrect or missing data being passed to OPA from other systems.
This release introduces the capability to update all project inclusions in a single click. Available in the Policy Modeling Inclusions subtab and via the command line, the update all command will grab the latest version of every inclusion and accept all changes automatically. This feature will reduce the time to update policy models that pull in shared assets from many projects.
Redirection links from OPA interviews embedded in iframes now have an additional property allowing the redirection target to be set. The options for the browser behavior when a user leaves an interview are to:
This feature is available for all exits and redirects (Exit button, Submit button or Submit and Redirect button).
OPA interviews that are embedded into other applications can now auto-resume (without prompting) if a checkpoint is found. This functionality is enabled by using the BatchStartOrResume method with the resumeCheckpointOrStartNew operation and providing the URL parameters needed to start or resume the interview. It works for both Service Cloud and web service connections.
Interview designers are now able to specify that documents that are uploaded during an interview can be viewed by the interview user. This enables interview users to open an uploaded document to confirm that they have attached the correct document before submitting the interview.
Engagement Cloud is now listed as a distinct connection type when creating a new connection in Policy Automation Hub. This connection type simplifies the creation of connections to Engagement Cloud instances, and also makes use of the typology manager for simplifying the Engagement Cloud side of setting up the connection.
Public cloud: You can upgrade your testing sites at any time via Oracle Cloud Portal Service Cloud Configuration Assistant. All sites will be automatically upgraded according to the published schedule.Private cloud (on-premises): Download from Oracle Technology Network (OTN) and Oracle® Software Delivery Cloud.
A summary presentation of the key features and benefits in this release can also be found on OTN.