Monday Apr 02, 2012

ATG Live Webcast April 5: Managing Your Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Enterprise Manager

The next ATG Live Webcast covers one of the hottest topic areas in E-Business Suite Tools and Technology: Lifecycle Management. Angelo Rosado, Product Manager, ATG Development will lead you through using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and the latest E-Business Suite Plug-in to manage E-Business Suite systems. You can register for the Apr. 5, 2012 event at:

Managing Your Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Enterprise Manager

Enterprise Manager 12c with E-Business Suite Plug-in 5.0


The topics covered in this webcast will be:

  • Manage your EBS system configurations
  • Monitor your EBS environment's performance and uptime
  • Keep multiple EBS environments in sync with their patches and configurations
  • Create patches for your EBS customizations and apply them with Oracle's own patching tools

Date:               Thursday, April 5, 2012
Time:              8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Presenter:    Angelo Rosado, Product Manager, ATG Development

Webcast Registration Link (Preregistration is optional but encouraged)

To hear the audio feed:
   Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:            877-697-8128
    International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
    Additional International Dial-In Numbers Link:
    Dial-In Passcode:                                              99343

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  594372618

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com. 

Monday Oct 24, 2011

Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 11.1.1.5 Certified with E-Business Suite

Oracle E-Business Suite comes with native user authentication and management capabilities out-of-the-box. If you need more-advanced features, it's also possible to integrate it with Oracle Internet Directory and Oracle Single Sign-On or Oracle Access Manager, which allows you to link the E-Business Suite with third-party tools like Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Kerberos, and CA Netegrity SiteMinder. 

Architecture diagram showing Oracle Access Manager Oracle Internet Directory E-Business Suite AccessGate WebGate

For details about third-party integration architectures, see either of these article for EBS 11i and 12:

Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.5 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, 12.0 and 12.1.  OID 11.1.1.5 is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Version 11.1.1.5.0, also known as FMW 11g Patchset 4.  Certified E-Business Suite releases are:
  • EBS Release 11i 11.5.10.2 + ATG PH.H RUP 7 and higher
  • EBS Release 12.0.6 and higher
  • EBS Release 12.1.1 and higher

Supported Configurations

Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.5.0 can be integrated with two single sign-on solutions for EBS environments:

    • Oracle Internet Directory (OID) and Directory Integration Platform (DIP) from Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gR1 Patchset 4 (11.1.1.5.0) with Oracle Single Sign-On Server and Oracle Delegated Administration Services Release 10g (10.1.4.3.0) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 11i, 12.0.6 or 12.1.x).
    • Oracle Internet Directory and Directory Integration Platform from Fusion Middleware 11gR1 Patchset 4 (11.1.1.5.0) with Oracle Access Manager 10g (10.1.4.3) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 11i or 12.1.x).
    • Oracle Internet Directory and Directory Integration Platform from Fusion Middleware 11gR1 Patchset 4 (11.1.1.5.0) with Oracle Access Manager 11gR1 (11.1.1.5) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 12.0.6 or higher or 12.1.x).

    Oracle Access Manager strongly recommended

    Oracle has two single sign-on solutions: Oracle Single Sign-On Server (OSSO) and Oracle Access Manager (OAM). 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. OSSO is no longer being actively developed and will not be ported to Oracle WebLogic Server.

    Platform certifications

    Oracle Internet Directory is certified to run on any operating system for which Oracle WebLogic Server 11g is certified. Refer to the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g System Requirements for more details.

    For information on operating systems supported by Oracle Internet Directory and its components, refer to the Oracle Identity and Access Management 11gR1 certification matrix.

    Integration with Oracle Internet Directory 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

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    Wednesday Jun 29, 2011

    Reminder: ATG Live Webcast June 29th: Reducing TCO Using Oracle E-Business Suite Management Packs

    Conceptual diagram showing Application Management Pack and Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Reminder: Our next ATG Live Webcast is happening tomorrow, Thursday, June 29th:

    This one-hour webcast provides an overview of how EBS sysadmins can make their lives easier with the Management Packs for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.x. This session will highlight key features in Applications Management Pack (AMP) and Applications Change Management Pack (ACMP) that can automate or streamline some of the tasks needed to:

    • Manage your EBS system configurations
    • Monitor your EBS environment's performance and uptime
    • Keep multiple EBS environments in sync with their patches and configurations
    • Create patches for your EBS customizations and apply them with Oracle's own patching tools

    There will also be a special mention of Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter.

    How to Reduce TCO Using Oracle E-Business Suite Management Packs

    • Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011
    • Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (4.00 PM - 5.00 PM GMT)
    • Presenters: Angelo Rosado, Product Manager, ATG Development
    • Registration Link to Webcast
    • Event Dial-in Numbers:
      • U.S. Participants: 877-697-8128
      • International Participants: 706-634-9568
      • Passcode: You will receive this with your registration confirmation.

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    Friday Jun 10, 2011

    ATG Live Webcast: How to Reduce TCO Using Oracle E-Business Suite Management Packs

    ACMP AMP functional architecture diagram I am pleased to announce our next ATG Live Webcast on 30-Jun-2011. The event is titled:

    This one-hour webcast provides an overview of how EBS sysadmins can make their lives easier with the Management Packs for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.x. This session will highlight key features in Applications Management Pack (AMP) and Applications Change Management Pack (ACMP) that can automate or streamline some of the tasks needed to:

    • Manage your EBS system configurations
    • Monitor your EBS environment's performance and uptime
    • Keep multiple EBS environments in sync with their patches and configurations
    • Create patches for your EBS customizations and apply them with Oracle's own patching tools

    There will also be a special mention of Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter.

    How to Reduce TCO Using Oracle E-Business Suite Management Packs

    • Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011
    • Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (4.00 PM - 5.00 PM GMT)
    • Presenters: Angelo Rosado, Product Manager, ATG Development
    • Registration Link to Webcast
    • Event Dial-in Numbers:
      • U.S. Participants: 877-697-8128
      • International Participants: 706-634-9568
      • Passcode: You will receive this with your registration confirmation.

    If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me: Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com.

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    Friday Feb 18, 2011

    Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.4 Certified with E-Business Suite

    Oracle E-Business Suite comes with native user authentication and management capabilities out-of-the-box. If you need more-advanced features, it's also possible to integrate it with Oracle Internet Directory and Oracle Single Sign-On or Oracle Access Manager, which allows you to link the E-Business Suite with third-party tools like Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Kerberos, and CA Netegrity SiteMinder. 
    3rd_party_architecture.png
    For details about third-party integration architectures, see either of these article for EBS 11i and 12:
    Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.4 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, 12.0 and 12.1.  OID 11.1.1.4 is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Version 11.1.1.4.0, also known as FMW 11g Patchset 3.  Certified E-Business Suite releases are:
    • EBS Release 11i 11.5.10.2 + ATG RUP 7 and higher
    • EBS Release 12.0.6 and higher
    • EBS Release 12.1.1 and higher
    Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.3.0 can be integrated with two single sign-on solutions for EBS environments:
    • With Oracle Single Sign-On Server 10g (10.1.4.3.0) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 11i, 12.0.x or 12.1.1)
    • With Oracle Access Manager 10g (10.1.4.3) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 11i or 12.1.x)
    Platforms certified for R12
    • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10)
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9,10)
    Platforms certified for Release 11i
    • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9,10)
    Other platform certifications still underway

    Certifications for other operating system platforms are still underway.  Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.   

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    Monday Sep 06, 2010

    Oracle Internet Directory 11g (11.1.1.3) Certified with EBS on 15 New Platforms

    Oracle E-Business Suite comes with native user authentication and management capabilities out-of-the-box. If you need more-advanced features, it's also possible to integrate it with Oracle Internet Directory and Oracle Single Sign-On or Oracle Access Manager, which allows you to link the E-Business Suite with third-party tools like Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Kerberos, and CA Netegrity SiteMinder.

    oam_architecture.jpg

    As a follow-on to our original certification announcement, Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 Patchset 2 (version 11.1.1.3.0) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, 12.0 and 12.1 on the following additional platforms:

    For Oracle E-Business Suite 11i:

    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)

    For Oracle E-Business Suite 12.0.x and 12.1.x:

    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10)
    • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)

    Two options for external authentication

    Oracle Inter net Directory 11gR1 Patchset 2 version 11.1.1.3.0 can be integrated with one of two single sign-on solutions:

    • Oracle Internet Directory (OID) and Directory Integration Platform (DIP) from Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gR1 Patchset 2 (11.1.1.3.0) with Oracle Single Sign-On Server and Oracle Delegated Administration Services Release 10g (10.1.4.3.0) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 11i, 12.0.x or 12.1.1).
    • Oracle Internet Directory and Directory Integration Platform from Fusion Middleware 11gR1 Patchset 2 (11.1.1.3.0) with Oracle Access Manager 10g (10.1.4.3) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 11i or 12.1.x).
    References
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    Wednesday Aug 11, 2010

    Oracle Internet Directory 11g (11.1.1.3) Certified with E-Business Suite

    Oracle E-Business Suite comes with native user authentication and management capabilities out-of-the-box. If you need more-advanced features, it's also possible to integrate it with Oracle Internet Directory and Oracle Single Sign-On or Oracle Access Manager, which allows you to link the E-Business Suite with third-party tools like Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Kerberos, and CA Netegrity SiteMinder.

    3rd_party_architecture.png
    I'm pleased to let you know that Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 Patchset 2 (version 11.1.1.3.0) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, 12.0 and 12.1.  Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.3.0 can be integrated with two single sign-on solutions for EBS environments:
    • With Oracle Single Sign-On Server 10g (10.1.4.3.0) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 11i, 12.0.x or 12.1.1)
    • With Oracle Access Manager 10g (10.1.4.3) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 11i or 12.1.x)
    Certified Platforms
    Oracle E-Business Suite 11i and 12
    • Linux x86 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
    • Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003)
    Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.x
    • Linux x86 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
    • Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003, 2008)
    Platform certifications still underway
    Oracle E-Business Suite 11i:
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    Oracle E-Business Suite 12.0.x and 12.1.x:
    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10)
    • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.   

    What About Oracle Single Sign-On?

    Sharp-eyed readers might have noticed that Fusion Middleware 11g does not include Oracle Single Sign-On.  For more details about this, see:
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    Thursday Jul 22, 2010

    EBS Sysadmin Primer: Oracle Identity Management 11gR1

    [Editor: This is the third in a multi-part series from Nirzari Raichura, a senior member of our ATG Certification team, on essential Fusion Middleware concepts and tools for the EBS sysadmin]

    Oracle Identity Management (OIM) 11gR1 is part of Fusion Middleware 11gR1.   Oracle Identity Management 11gR1 provides the following components as part of its default installation:
    Oracle Directory Services Components
    • OID - Oracle Internet Directory
    • DIP -  Oracle Directory Integration Platform
    • OVD - Oracle Virtual Directory
    Oracle Identity Federation Components
    • OIF - Oracle Identity Federation
    Management Components
    • EM - Enterprise Manager
    • ODSM - Oracle Directory Service Manager

    oim_architecture.png
    In order to use Oracle Identity Management 11gR1 with E-Business suite, you need OID and DIP products at a minimum.  Oracle Identity Management 11gR1 doesn't contain Oracle Single Sign-on.  You have the choice of either of the following two tools for for authentication: 
    • Oracle Single Sign-On 10gR3
    • Oracle Access Manager 10gR3

    Oracle Access Manager 10gR3 is the preferred authentication solution going forward.  However, if you have plans to integrate any other products like Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports or Discoverer with E-Business Suite, you must select the Oracle Single Sign-On 10gR3 option. These products have hard dependencies on Oracle Single Sign-On 10gR3 and cannot be authenticated directly by Oracle Access Manager (you can do so indirectly, but that's a topic for a future article).

    If you have already integrated your E-Business Suite environment with Oracle Single Sign-On and Oracle Internet Director 10gR3, you can upgrade Oracle Internet Directory 10gR3 to Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 (which is part of Oracle Identity Management 11gR1). Your existing integration remains intact after the upgrade.


    Oracle Identity Management 11gR1 Integration with E-Business Suite using OSSO 10gR3

    Unlike Oracle Internet Directory 10g, which is tightly integrated with with Oracle Application Server 10g and and the Oracle database (to store its metadata repository), Oracle Identity Management 11gR1 provides various integration options. 

    There is an option to manage it through the Oracle Fusion Middleware management framework by registering it with a local or a remote WebLogic Server administration domain.  You can do this during installation or via the command-line after installation. As I mentioned in my previous blog article, you can also install and configure it without WebLogic Server. In that case, you can manage Oracle Internet Directory using command-line tools and ODSM.

    This table describes the components required for Oracle Identity management 11gR1 installation:

    fmw_table.png
    Useful Tools to administer and manage OIM 11gR1

    OIM11gR1

    Tool

    Default Value

    Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control

    http://host:port/em

    Oracle Directory Services Manager (ODSM)

    http://host:port/odsm

    Oracle WebLogic Server Administrative Console

    http://host:port/console/

    Command-Line Utilities

    OPMN

    $ORACLE_INSTANCE/bin/opmnctl

    Standard LDAP utilities

    ORACLE_HOME/ldap

    OIDPASSWD

    WebLogic Scripting Tool (wlst)

    ORACLE_HOME/common/bin/wlst.sh

    OIDCTL For backward compatibility

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    Thursday Jul 15, 2010

    Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate Release 1.0.2 Now Available

    We are pleased to announce an update to the Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate component, which provides integration with Oracle Access Manager 10gR3. The latest version, Release 1.0.2, provides several bug fixes, improved automation, and support for the use of Oracle E-Business Suite portlets. Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate is available at no charge to customers who have already licensed both Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Access Manager.

    For those of you that have already deployed Oracle Access Manager elsewhere in your company, we strongly recommend that you evaluate this integration. We believe that this latest release provides improvements in quality and usability over our previous release.

    What About Oracle Single Sign-On Server?

    If you are running Oracle E-Business Suite today with Oracle Single Sign-On Server (OSSO), you may continue to do so. However, this product is quickly approaching its end-of-life, so we are now recommending that new implementations evaluate Oracle Access Manager for single sign-on authentication. If you are already using Oracle Access Manager today in your enterprise, then now is the perfect time to begin migrating your Oracle E-Business Suite single sign-on to Oracle Access Manager with the help of Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate.

    In my previous article, announcing the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate, we mentioned that some products, such as Oracle Discoverer and Oracle Portal, do not support Oracle Access Manager 10gR3, and continue to require Oracle Single Sign-On Server for single sign-on authentication. That limitation continues to exist, and the latest version of Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate does not change that. However, as I also noted then, you can "link" the two authentication systems for easier administration.

    In this scenario, OSSO can delegate authentication duties to Oracle Access Manager, so users will only see a single UI whenever they are prompted for single sign-on credentials. Once the user is authenticated and it is determined he is authorized to access the requested resource, Oracle Access Manager returns the user's identity in an HTTP header variable, which OSSO recognizes and trusts. OSSO then sets its own single sign-on cookie in the browser without having to ask for another set of credentials.

    Prerequisites for Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate

    The requirements for Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate are unchanged from the original release:

    • E-Business Suite Release 12.1.2, 12.1.1; or,
      E-Business Suite Release 11i 11.5.10 CU2 (with ATG RUP 6 or higher)
    • Oracle Access Manager 10gR3 (10.1.4.3)
    • Oracle Internet Directory 10gR3 (10.1.4.3), or
      Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 Patchset 1 (11.1.1.2)
    • Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.1 or higher

    And, as before, Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate is supported on any operating system platform that supports Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.1. For Oracle Access Manager and its components, such as WebGate, any operating system and HTTP server supported by it may be used for this integration.

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    Thursday Mar 25, 2010

    Oracle Access Manager 10gR3 Certified with E-Business Suite

    Oracle Access Manager 10gR3 (10.1.4.3) is now certified for use with E-Business Suite Releases 11.5.10 and 12.1, using the new component, Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate. For information on how to obtain, install, and configure this new component, see:

    About Oracle Access Manager

    Oracle Access Manager is Oracle's next-generation identity and access management platform, and is a key component in Oracle's Fusion Middleware Identity Management solution. It provides a set of authentication and authorization features, including support for single sign-on authentication, and integration with other identity management offerings such as Oracle Identity Federation and Oracle Adaptive Access Manager.

    Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate integration architecture


    Oracle Access Manager Benefits

    Previously, E-Business Suite only supported single sign-on capabilities through Oracle Single Sign-On Server. While it was possible to integrate with Oracle Access Manager, this still required Oracle Single Sign-On Server as an intermediary, and did not allow access to the full feature set of Oracle Access Manager.

    With the release of Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate, this is no longer the case. E-Business Suite AccessGate is a Java EE application that resides on a separate application server, and provides direct integration between E-Business Suite and Oracle Access Manager. This direct integration also opens the door to the full set of authentication features in Oracle Access Manager, as well as integration with other products in Oracle's portfolio, such as Oracle Identity Federation or Oracle Adaptive Access Manager.

    I'll be posting another article in the future that describes more about how integration with Oracle Access Manager works through Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate.

    Oracle Access Manager vs. Oracle Single Sign-On Server

    Our primary audience for this release of Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate (and Oracle Access Manager) is users who have Oracle Access Manager deployed in their enterprise, and want to expand its coverage to include E-Business Suite.

    E-Business Suite users that are currently integrated with Single Sign-On Server do not necessarily need to migrate to Oracle Access Manager, and, in fact, may not want to at this time, as not all products in the E-Business Suite technology stack support Oracle Access Manager today. Oracle Access Manager and Oracle Single Sign-On Server may be used together, however, and this, too, will be covered in more detail in a future article. For more details from the Fusion Middleware Identity Management team, see:

    Prerequisites for Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate
    • E-Business Suite Release 12.1.2, 12.1.1; or,
      E-Business Suite Release 11i 11.5.10 CU2 (with ATG RUP 6 or higher)
    • Oracle Access Manager 10gR3 (10.1.4.3)
    • Oracle Internet Directory 10gR3 (10.1.4.3) or 11gR1 Patchset 1 (11.1.1.2)
    • Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.1 or higher

    Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate is supported on any operating system platform that supports Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.1. For Oracle Access Manager and its components, such as WebGate, any operating system and HTTP server supported by it may be used for this integration.

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