Friday May 10, 2013

Oracle Access Manager 11gR1 Patchset 2 11.1.1.7 Certified with EBS 12

Oracle Access Manager 11gR1 Patchset 2 (a.k.a. 11.1.1.7) is now certified with E-Business Suite Release 12.0 and 12.1.  Applying Oracle Access Manager 11gR1 Patchset 2 will provide you with the latest set of fixes for Oracle Access Manager 11gR1 which have been validated with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0 and 12.1.

Oracle has two single sign-on solutions, Oracle Single Sign-On Server (OSSO) and Oracle Access Manager. Oracle strongly recommends that all new single sign-on implementations use Oracle Access Manager. Oracle Access Manager is the preferred solution going forward, and forms the basis of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g. Oracle Single Sign-On is no longer being actively developed and will not be ported to Oracle WebLogic Server.

Prerequisites

  • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.1 and higher, Release 12.0 RUP 6 (12.0.6)
  • Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 PS1 (11.1.1.2) or higher

Platforms Certified

Oracle Access Manager 11gR1 is certified to run on any operating system for which Oracle WebLogic Server 11g is certified. Refer to Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN):

Integration with Oracle Access Manager involves components spanning several different suites of Oracle products. There are no restrictions on which platform any particular component may be installed so long as the platform is supported for that component.

References

The following documents have been updated to include a new table listing Oracle Access Manager 11gR1 bundle patches that have been certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12:

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Thursday May 09, 2013

Configuring Integrated SOA Gateway in Multinode EBS Environments

The E-Business Suite's three-tier architecture consists of application tier services such as Web Application Services (oacore, oafm, Forms), Web Entry Point Services, Batch Processing Services, Root Services and database tier processes and data. A node represents a physical server with a set of processes. When application and database processes are distributed across multiple servers, it is called a multi-node installation. Generally, a hardware load-balancer is used to distribute EBS traffic between multiple nodes.

Load-balanced multi-node EBS environment

Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) provides a SOA-based infrastructure to provide and consume web service in EBS. The Integrated SOA Gateway can be configured for use in multi-node EBS environments; see:

Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway Release 12.1.2 and Release 12.1.3 in a Multinode Environment (Note 1081100.1)

This document's steps for web service generation and deployment in multi-node environments should be followed for each EBS Public API exposed as web service.

How to set up Integrated SOA Gateway in multi-node environment

Service Provider:  ISG generates web service artifacts and stores them in the Instance Home (INST_TOP). Regardless of whether a shared file system is used in EBS multi-node installation, ISG’s Service Provider should be configured to synchronize web service artifacts across all EBS application tier nodes.

Service Invocation Framework:  ISG stores metadata about the web service to be invoked in database tables. However, if the target web service resides outside a corporate firewall, then you need to ensure that the EBS host has access to WSDL and target web service endpoints required for sending SOAP requests. This requires setting up Proxy Host and Port at appropriate EBS application tiers; see the "Setup Tasks" section in Chapter 9 in this guide:

Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway Implementation Guide [Part E12169-06].

Proxy Host and Port setup should be done for each node in a multi-node environment.

References

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Thursday May 02, 2013

Secure Global Desktop 5 Certified with E-Business Suite 12

Screenshot of Oracle Secure Global DesktopOracle Secure Global Desktop provides secure access to centralized applications—Microsoft Windows, UNIX, mainframe, and midrange—from a variety of clients including Windows PCs, Oracle Solaris workstations, Linux PCs, and thin clients.  Secure Global Desktop 4.6 was certified with the E-Business Suite last year.

Secure Global Desktop 5 is now certified with E-Business Suite 12.  

Secure Global Desktop 5 is certified for use with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008 virtualized environments acting as desktop clients connecting to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 environments.  32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Server are certified. These combinations may also be used in conjunction with Oracle VM, if required.

Requirements

Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) is certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 running:
    • Internet Explorer 8 (32-bit and 64-bit) or Internet Explorer 9 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • JRE Plug-in 1.6.0_32 (32-bit and 64-bit) or higher or JRE Plug-in 1.7.0_17 (32-bit and 64-bit) or higher

Windows Server 2008 (32-bit)

  • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) is certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 running:
  • Internet Explorer 8 (32-bit) or Internet Explorer 9 (32-bit)
  • JRE Plug-in 1.6.0_32 (32-bit) or higher or JRE Plug-in 1.7.0_17 (32-bit) or higher

Windows Server 2003 R2 (64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 (64-bit) is certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 running:
  • Internet Explorer 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • JRE Plug-in 1.6.0_32 (32-bit and 64-bit) or higher or JRE Plug-in 1.7.0_17 (32-bit and 64-bit) or higher

Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)

    • Windows Server 2003 (32-bit) is certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 running:
    • Internet Explorer 8 (32-bit)
    • JRE Plug-in 1.6.0_32 (32-bit) or higher or JRE Plug-in 1.7.0_17 (32-bit) or higher

References

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