Oracle Connection Manager Certified With Oracle E-Business Suite 12

Starting with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0.4, we support configuring Oracle Connection Manager (CMAN) with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12. Oracle Connection Manager ships with the Oracle Database, and certified versions are 10g and 11g.

Oracle Connection Manager enables large numbers of users to connect to a single server by acting as a connection concentrator to funnel multiple client database sessions across a single network connection.  This is known as connection multiplexing. CMAN reduces operating system resource requirements by minimizing the number of network connections made to a server. CMAN also provides the additional benefit of access control.

Oracle Connection Manager OCM example architecture acting as a firewall

For example:  Granting and denying access to the a database is crucial for a secure network environment. You can configure Oracle Connection Manager to function as a firewall, where it grants or denies clients access to a particular database service or a computer based on a set of filtering rules.  In the diagram above, Oracle Connection Manager has blocked access to the fourth client from the Internet.

Other benefits provided by CMAN include:

  • Source routing
  • Multiprotocol Support
  • Firewall Proxy Support

It is recommended that you install Oracle Connection Manager on a secure server different from the one Oracle E-Business Suite is installed for the following reasons:

  • To hide the Database and Application tier hostnames
  • To add another layer of security thereby preventing direct access to the business logic or data installed on the E-Business suite servers
  • To prevent security breaches if any and limit the attack to the CMAN host

Want This for Apps 11i?

The certification of CMAN with EBS 11i has not been scheduled yet. We invite your comments on this feature, and the priority for your additional needs.

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