WebCenter 10g 10.1.3.4 Certified with E-Business Suite Release 12

Oracle Web Center is a suite of development tools that can be used to build web-based applications using technologies such as SOA, JSR-168, and WSRP.  The Oracle WebCenter Framework allows you integrate E-Business Suite Release 12 portlets into a custom web-based application.

We certified Web Center 10.1.3.3 with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 last May.  Following up on that certification train, Web Center 10.1.3.4 is now certified with Apps 12 (12.0.4 and higher).

CreateApps: Screenshot of Oracle JDeveloper showing the initial dialog box for creating a new WebCenter application

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Certified Platforms

  • Linux x86-32
  • Linux x86-64
  • Sun Solaris SPARC
  • HP-UX PA-RISC
  • HP-UX Itanium
  • IBM AIX
  • Microsoft Windows 2003

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Hi Steven,

I have an urgent question. Do you plan to certify AS10g 10.1.3.x or a later version than 10.1.2.x with EBS 11.5.10.2 in the near future? The reason I am asking is that we have been kept updating the JDK extension (1.4.2_17, 18, 19…) to the highest on our AS10g stack according to this certification matrix:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/ias/files/as_certification_r2_101202.html

Table 3 Oracle Application Server Certified JDKs Certification Details

JDKsFoot 1
Sun JDK 1.4.2_(06+)Foot 2
Sun JDK 1.4.2_12-b03Foot 3
BEA JRockit JDK 1.4.2_(05+)Foot 4
BEA JRockit JDK 1.4.2_(10+)Foot 5
HP JDK 1.4.2.(05+)Foot 6
HP JDK 1.4.2.(07+)Foot 7
IBM SDK 1.4.2 SR(1+)
IBM SDK 1.4.2 SR4(1+)Foot 8
IBM SDK 1.4.2 SR5 (cx390142-20060421) Foot 9
Apple JDK 1.4.2_(06+)

in order to be compliant with the security requirements until we hit 1.4.2_20 now. This version is not freely available without support contract with Sun. I would like to find out what is the next AS10g version that you plan to certify with EBS 11i and what are your recommendations for us to proceed (upgrade from 11i to Rel 12?) without having to go forward with a contract with Sun?

Thanks in advance for your time and help!
Jennifer.

Posted by Jennifer Chen on April 10, 2009 at 12:44 AM PDT #

Hi, Jennifer,

I confess to be a little puzzled by the question. You can see a complete list of EBS certifications here:

http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenchan/certifications.html

As you can see from the certification link above, you can upgrade your EBS JDK to 1.5 or 1.6 today.

Neither OracleAS 10.1.2 or 10.1.3 are relevant to the internal EBS 11i techstack. It's theoretically possible to integrate OracleAS SOA Suite 10.1.3 externally with EBS 11i, but this is largely an experimental integration and not fully certified.

The JDK certification table for OracleAS doesn't impact EBS certifications with JDK releases.

If your question is whether OracleAS Development plans to certify their products with later JDK releases than 1.4, it might be better to ask that question of the OracleAS team. I can't speak for their certification plans, I'm afraid.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on April 10, 2009 at 06:42 AM PDT #

Steven,

Thanks for the quick response. We did EBS 11i with AS10g (Portal/SSO/OID 10.1.2.0.2 base code) experimental integration by following your documentations and the fully certified path. You are correct that we are now running products developed by two different Oracle teams:

OracleAS 10.1.2.0.2 is shipped and certified with JDK 1.4.2_xx as the matrix shows
OracleAS 10.1.3.x is shipped and certified with JDK 1.5.x_xx

Because EBS 11i is only certified with OraclesAS Portal/SSO/OID 10.1.2.0.2 experimental integration and the OracleAS team didn’t provide interoperability patches for 10.1.2.x like you did for EBS to upgrade JDK from 11i shipped 1.4.2 version to 1.5 and 1.6, we have to purchase a support contract from Sun in order to run EBS 11i with OraclesAS Portal/SSO/OID 10.1.2.0.2.

So, my question for you was do you plan to certify AS10g 10.1.3.x or a later version than 10.1.2.x with EBS 11.5.10.2 in the near future? My question to the OracleAS team will be do they plan to certify OracleAS 10.1.2.0.2 with JDK releases later than 1.4? If either one of you answers ‘yes’, we won’t have to maintain a jdk 1.4.2 support contract with Sun.

Thanks again for all your help.
Jennifer.

Posted by Jennifer Chen on April 10, 2009 at 08:26 AM PDT #

Sorry, I meant external integration in my previous post, not "experimental integration". We are running EBS 11i with AS10g (portal/sso/oid) in production.

Thanks,
Jennifer.

Posted by Jennifer Chen on April 10, 2009 at 08:36 AM PDT #

Hi, Jennifer,

Check out our certification summary:

http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenchan/certifications.html

We have no plans to certify the OracleAS 10.1.3 SOA Suite components as external integrations with EBS 11i. This integration is not relevant to your use of SSO, OID, or Portal.

We have certified OID/SSO 10.1.4.0.1, 10.1.4.2, and 10.1.4.3 with both EBS 11i and 12. We'll continuing certifying future versions of these Oracle Identity Management patchsets with EBS.

We have certified Portal 10.1.4.0.1 and 10.4.1 with EBS 11i. We'll continuing certifying future versions of these Portal patchsets with EBS.

We'll also continue to certify future OracleAS 10.1.2 patchsets (e.g. OracleAS 10.1.2.3) with both EBS 11i and 12.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on April 13, 2009 at 07:16 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

We are running your latest certified AS10g (OracleAS 10.1.2.3, SSO/OID 10.1.4.3, portal 10.1.4.2) with 11i in production. The latest AS10g patchset made significant improvements on performance and many bug fixes. However, jdk was updated only from the shipped version 1.4.2_06 to 1.4.2_14. We followed note: 272808.1 to update it to 1.4.2_19, but can not go 1.4.2_20 without purchasing a support contract from Sun.

We’ll work through a different channel to find out when/if the Oracle AS team plans to certify their products with later JDK releases than 1.4.

Thank you very much for answering all my questions.

V/r,
Jennifer.

Posted by Jennifer Chen on April 14, 2009 at 06:14 AM PDT #

Hi, Jennifer,

Some good news (after a few attempts to convey your concerns to the right people): our Fusion Middleware team has confirmed that:

Oracle's support contract with Sun provides us with an ability to support Oracle customers in their use of an Oracle product that requires 1.4.2, including critical security fixes. They should not have to buy SE-for-Business for JDK fixes associated with their use of 1.4.2 with Oracle products.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on April 17, 2009 at 03:09 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

That is indeed good news. We have to upgrade to jdk 1.4.2_20 on all AS10g servers in production next weekend. I believe my management is still working with customers who are in the process of purchasing a one-year support contract from Sun. With your help and confirmation, it will eliminate the additional cost to our customer as well as unplanned impacts on the budget.

We are still concerned about the inability to move to jdk higher than 1.4 in OAS 10.1.2.3 due to our restricted security requirements. We submitted an enhancement request 8436585 with Oracle in the hopes that the Oracle AS team would certify jdk 1.5/1.6 the way you did in EBS 11i /Rel 12.

Thank you very much for your time and continuing support.

V/r,
Jennifer.

Posted by Jennifer Chen on April 17, 2009 at 05:36 AM PDT #

There probably aren’t that many sites out there that need the latest jdk 1.4.2_xx, but just in case someone does, the JDK 1.4.2_20 is available as a Metalink Patch 8453300.

Special thanks to Steven Chan, Edwin Wiggins, Gordon Maben, and Ken Vincent. Everyone involved in working this out went the extra mile and helped change the process for the better.

Thanks,
Jennifer.

Posted by Jennifer Chen on May 11, 2009 at 01:53 AM PDT #

Hello, Jennifer,

Thanks for sharing this with our readers. I'm glad to hear that this was ultimately resolved to your satisfaction.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on May 20, 2009 at 03:02 AM PDT #

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