E-Business Suite R12.1.1 provides Advanced Configuration wizards that make it easier to deploy features such as SSL and load-balancing. Apps administrators can use these wizards to make configuration changes online through Oracle Applications Manager (OAM) and then run AutoConfig on the applications tier to make the changes effective.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is one of the most commonly used configurations in EBS. I'll walk through the SSL Advanced Configuration Wizard in this article.
Accessing the Advanced Configuration Wizards
Launch the Oracle Applications Manager Site Map using the System Administrator responsibility, then select the AutoConfig link from the Administration tab.
Click on Launch Wizards. It brings up the launch pad for five wizards:
- Forms Socket Mode
- SSL Accelerator
- HTTP Load Balancing
- OC4J Load Balancing
Start the SSL Configuration Wizard
The OAM General Collection Service must be activated before running any configuration wizards. From the Administration tab of the Site
Map, click on the 'Generic Services' link under the Application
Services. Select 'OAM Generic Collect Services' and start it for the
target instance. OAM submits a concurrent request for the same. Click
on Verify to see if the service starts up fine. Once the service
starts, you are ready to use the wizard.
From the Configuration Wizards launch pad, click on the 'Enable' button for SSL.
Select Nodes to be SSL-Enabled
Select the nodes on which you would like to enable SSL and click 'Next.'
2. Set Context variables for SSL
tip at the bottom of the Parameters screen: you should make sure that
your digital certificates are properly imported into the Wallet of your
EBS instance. For details about importing SSL certificates, see:
The wizard sets the following context variables to 'https':
- URL protocol
- Local URL protocol
also sets values for the 'Web SSL directory' and the 'Active HTTP SSL
port.' The subsequent screen gives the current and new values for these
The wizard validates all settings when you click 'Next' after the
user comparison of context values screen. It checks that the Wallet
and the required directory structures exist.
Make sure that the Status is 'Success.' Check the log file in the 'View' link for any errors.
4. Confirmation Page
Clicking 'Next' will take you to the Confirmation Page in the train
cart. Click on the link below to check the confirmation page.
5. Submit the changes and run AutoConfig
Clicking the 'Submit' button on the Confirmation page displays the
next action to be taken. You can review the context file on the
applications tier for the changes that have been made.
next step is to run AutoConfig to propagate the changes. You need to
restart all application services to make the changes effective.
Once the service have been restarted, the EBS instance is ready to be used in SSL mode.