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Firefox Quantum ESR 60 Certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2 for macOS High Sierra 10.13

Mozilla Firefox Quantum Extended Support Release 60 is certified as a macOS-based client browser on macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) for Oracle E-Business Suite 1...

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Critical Patch Update for October 2018 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for October 2018 was released on 16 October 2018. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible. The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents.  Supported products not listed in the "Supported Products and Components Affected" Section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied. The Critical Patch Update Advisory is available at the following location: Oracle Technology Network It is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches. The next four Critical Patch Update release dates are: 15 January 2019 16 April 2019 16 July 2019 15 October 2019 References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Critical Patch Update (October 2018) (Doc ID 2445688.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Security Guide, Release 12.2 - Secure Configuration Secure Configuration Guide for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Doc ID 403537.1) FAQ:  Oracle E-Business Suite Security (Doc ID 2063486.1) Related Articles Critical Patch Update for July 2018 Now Available Critical Patch Update for April 2018 Now Available Critical Patch Update for January 2018 Now Available Critical Patch Update for October 2017 Now Available Critical Patch Update for July 2017 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for October 2018 was released on 16 October 2018. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible. The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the...

Certifications

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 15 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically release updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.6 Bundle 15 (Patch 28739010:R12.FWK.C) Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (Doc ID 1927975.1) Who should apply this patch? All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.6 will require this patch as a prerequisite.  What's new in this update? This bundle patch is cumulative: it includes all fixes released in previous EBS Release 12.2.6 bundle patches. In addition, this latest bundle patch includes fixes for the following issues: When Rich Table Interaction is set to off, data binding for user-customizable properties does not take effect for classic tables. A script error occurs on clicking the Go button in the Web ADI LOV window when selecting the Web ADI template. An enhancement that allows developers to set an accessibility role attribute to a table HTML element. Claim line level descriptive flexfields are not saved on page update. Related Articles Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4 New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 6 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 7 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 8 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 9 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 10 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 11 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 12 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 13 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 14 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically...

EBS 12.1

Tutorial: Configuring Integrated SOA Gateway in Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3

I have being receiving queries about configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG). ISG provides REST and SOAP based web service interfaces for public integration APIs registered in Oracle Integration Repository. Here's a quick video that walks through the configuration process: Tutorial on configuring Integrated SOA Gateway in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 (8 minutes) What is in this tutorial? In this tutorial, I follow the steps documented in Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.1.3 (MOS ID 556540.1). This is the main document which lists the required patches and steps to configure EBS R12.1.3 instance for Integrated SOA Gateway. This tutorial has following major sections: Applying Patches Executing TXK script Enabling ASADMIN user Verifying ISG Setup This tutorial talks about configuring ISG in single node of EBS R12.1.3. If your EBS R12.1.3 instance is configured with a load balancer, you will be required to perform additional steps mentioned in My Oracle Support Document 1081100.1. References Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.1.3 (MOS 556540.1) Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway Release 12.1.2 and Release 12.1.3 in a Multinode Environment (MOS 1081100.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 - Integration Products and Technologies Primer  (MOS 1494997.1) Related Articles August 2018 Update to Integrated SOA Gateway Tutorial: Publishing EBS 12.2 PL/SQL APIs as REST Services Configuring Integrated SOA Gateway in Multinode EBS Environments  

I have being receiving queries about configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway(ISG). ISG provides REST and SOAP based web service interfaces for public integration APIs registered in...

Certifications

Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 Now Available

I am pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 is now available. This update includes several significant functional innovations around customer requests and voting, Enterprise Command Centers, user experience, data privacy standards, accounting standards changes, and automation to help customers move EBS environments to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. For details about the 2018 innovations, see: Announcing Oracle E-Business Suite 2018 Innovations (PDF) Cliff Godwin talks through the latest innovations and what they mean for customers in this video: Oracle E-Business Suite 2018 Innovations (video) Instructions for downloading and applying this latest release update pack (RUP) for the EBS 12.2 codeline can be found here: Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 Readme (Doc ID 2393248.1) What Does Release 12.2.8 Include? As a consolidated suite-wide patchset, this RUP includes new features, statutory and regulatory updates, and enhancements for stability, performance, and security. Release 12.2.8 is cumulative. That means that as well as providing new updates for this release, it also includes updates that were originally made available as one-off patches for earlier 12.2 releases. For a complete list of new features, refer to: Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 Release Content Documents (Doc ID 1302189.1) Common Questions and Answers About Upgrading Q: Is there a direct upgrade path from Release 11i to Release 12.2.8? A: No. Release 11i customers must first upgrade to Release 12.2 before applying 12.2.8. Q: Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.0 to 12.2.8? A: No. Release 12.0 customers must first upgrade to Release 12.2 before applying 12.2.8. Q: Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.2 to 12.2.8? A: Yes. Release 12.2 customers can apply 12.2.8 directly to their environments. EBS 12.2.8 is an online patch, so it can be applied while an existing Release 12.2 system is running. Q: How can I prepare for EBS 12.2? A: Refer to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Technical Planning, Getting Started, and Go-Live Checklist (Doc ID 1585857.1), which applies to Release 12.2.5 and higher. Additional References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Information Center (Doc ID 1581299.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Documentation - Web Library (Oracle Technology Network) Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 Now Available Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 Now Available Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.5 Now Available Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4 Now Available Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Now Available

I am pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 is now available. This update includes several significant functional innovations around customer requests and voting, Enterprise Command...

Certifications

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 14 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically release updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.6 Bundle 14 (Patch 28183913:R12.FWK.C) Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (Doc ID 1927975.1) Who should apply this patch? All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.6 will require this patch as a prerequisite.  What's new in this update? This bundle patch is cumulative: it includes all fixes released in previous EBS Release 12.2.6 bundle patches. In addition, this latest bundle patch includes fixes for the following issues: The details of an expanded row are not visible in the viewport area when a table has more than 30 rows. On the iSupport Service Request creation page, the length of the Problem Summary data input field is inadequate. Messages filtered for viruses are not added to the confirmation message in a specific product flow. Validation of required fields is not triggered when a new row is added to a table. With the application session language set to Arabic, in the IE 11 browser a popup does not appear when the Delete button is clicked. Related Articles Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4 New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 6 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 7 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 8 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 9 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 10 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 11 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 12 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically...

Application Tier

BPEL 12.2.1.3 Certified for Prebuilt EBS 12.1 SOA Integrations

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) integrations with Oracle E-Business Suite can either be custom integrations that you build yourself or prebuilt integrations from Oracle.  For more information about the differences between the two options for SOA integrations, see this previously-published certification announcement. The prebuilt BPEL business processes in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 are: Oracle Price Protection (DPP) Advanced Supply Chain Planning (MSC) Oracle Transportation Management: Oracle Warehouse Management (WMS) Oracle Transportation Management: Oracle Shipping Execution (WSH) Oracle Transportation Management: Oracle Purchasing (PO) Complex Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (CMRO/AHL)   These prebuilt BPEL processes have now been certified with Oracle BPEL Process Manager 12c version 12.2.1.3 (in Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA Suite 12c) for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3. References Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 with Oracle BPEL in Oracle SOA Suite 12c (Note 2131202.1) Oracle SOA Suite 12c Release 12.2.1.3 Documentation Certified Platforms Oracle SOA Suite Release 12g 12.2.1.2 is certified to run on any operating system upon which Oracle WebLogic Server 12c is certified. Check the following for more details: Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations For information on operating systems supported by Oracle SOA Suite, refer to this document: Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c Release 1 (12.2.1.x) Certification Matrix Integration with Oracle SOA Suite 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. Getting Support If you need support for the prebuilt EBS BPEL business processes, you can log Service Requests against the Applications Technology Group product family. Related Articles BPEL 12.2.1.2 Certified for Prebuilt EBS 12.1 and 12.2 SOA Integrations BPEL 11.1.1.9 Certified for Prebuilt EBS 12.1 and 12.2 SOA Integrations BPEL 12.1.3 Certified for Prebuilt EBS 12.2 SOA Integrations

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) integrations with Oracle E-Business Suite can either be custom integrations that you build yourself or prebuilt integrations from Oracle.  For more information...

Apple macOS

Safari 12 Implications for E-Business Suite Users

Customers have been asking about the compatibility of new versions of the following Apple products with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2:          Safari 12 (works with macOS 10.13.6 and 10.12.6)          macOS Mojave (macOS 10.14) Neither of these two products have been certified with either EBS 12.1 or EBS 12.2 as of September 18, 2018.   Safari 12 is unable to launch Java in the way that prior Safari versions could. This will prevent E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 customers from running Forms-based products. Therefore, customers should *NOT* upgrade to Safari 12 on macOS desktop platforms. macOS Mojave (macOS 10.14) includes Safari 12. Customers should *NOT* upgrade to macOS Mojave. We are aware of the potential impact to E-Business Suite users and are actively pursuing solutions.     What has changed? Safari 12 introduces an important change: it removes support for “legacy NPAPI plug-ins”. This affects all EBS releases. macOS Mojave includes Safari 12. Some products within Oracle EBS 12.1 and 12.2 run via HTML in browsers. These products are sometimes called “self-service web applications”. They are expected to run without issue in Safari 12, but our certification testing is still underway. Some products within Oracle EBS 12.1 and EBS 12.2 use Oracle Forms. Oracle Forms requires Java for desktop clients. On the macOS desktop platform, the only certified option today for launching Java is via the JRE plugin via the NPAPI approach. This means that Safari 12 and macOS Mojave (macOS 10.4) will be unable to use the current JRE plugin-based launching technology for Java and Forms for EBS desktop users. Recommendations for EBS customers As of today, the latest certified versions of these products are: Safari 11 (works with macOS 10.13) macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) EBS customers should use only certified configurations. EBS customers who use Forms-based products should avoid upgrading to Safari 12 or macOS Mojave today. What’s next for EBS clients on macOS? We have certified Java Web Start (JWS) for Windows clients accessing EBS 12.1 and 12.2 environments. Java Web Start is an alternative to the JRE plugin approach. Java Web Start works with browsers that lack NPAPI support. For more details about Java Web Start and EBS on Windows, see: Java Web Start Now Available for EBS 12.1 and 12.2 We are working on certifying Java Web Start technology with macOS. Our goal is to provide a solution that allows E-Business Suite users on macOS to continue without any reduction in functionality. Given changes to Safari and Apple’s security model, we are examining options for browsers such as Firefox. Once again, we are acutely aware of the potential impact to E-Business Suite users and have been working on solutions for macOS for some time. Oracle’s Revenue Recognition Rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you’re welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I’ll post updates here as soon as soon as they’re available.    Related Articles EBS 12 Certified with Safari 11 and macOS High Sierra 10.13

Customers have been asking about the compatibility of new versions of the following Apple products with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2:          Safari 12 (works with macOS 10.13.6 and...

Android

Mobile Approvals 1.7 Now Available for iOS and Android

We are pleased to announce updates for the Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Approvals 1.7 smartphone app for iOS and Android. These updates are delivered as part of Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Release 8, which supports both Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and 12.2.3 and beyond.  Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Release 8 is a coordinated release of 15 Oracle E-Business Suite mobile apps.  For information on the Approvals app, see: Oracle Mobile Approvals for Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes (Note 1642423.1) For more details on the updates for all EBS mobile apps, see: Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Apps, Release 12.1 and 12.2 Documentation Index (Note 1641772.1) What's New in Mobile Approvals 1.7 Ability to distinguish approvals submitted through mobile apps from those submitted through other sources, such as the Worklist pages or email Enhancement to prevent attachments viewed within the app from being shared elsewhere on iOS devices Mobile Foundation Updates For apps installed through an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution's app catalog, support for having the EBS Server URL preconfigured by an administrator rather than requiring users to enter it after launching the app Technical updates with uptake of Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) 2.5.0 Related Articles Building Custom EBS Mobile Apps with REST Webcast: Build, Deploy, and Manage Smartphone Apps for EBS Approvals 1.5 for E-Business Suite Now Available Approvals 1.4 for E-Business Suite Now Available

We are pleased to announce updates for the Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Approvals 1.7 smartphone app for iOS and Android. These updates are delivered as part of Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile...

Application Tier

August 2018 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application or database tier overlay patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. ETCC maps missing overlay patches to the default corresponding Database Patch Set Update (PSU) patches, and displays them in a patch recommendation summary. What’s New ETCC has been updated to include bug fixes and patching combinations for the following recommended versions of the following updates: Oracle Database Proactive BP 12.1.0.2.180717 Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.180717 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.180717 Oracle Database Patch for Exadata BP 12.1.0.2.180717 Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.180717 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.180717 Microsoft Windows Database BP 12.1.0.2.180717 Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.180717 on Windows Microsoft Windows Database BP 12.1.0.2.180717 Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.180717 on Windows Obtaining ETCC We recommend always using the latest version of ETCC, as new bugfixes will not be checked by older versions of the utility. The latest version of the ETCC tool can be downloaded via Patch 17537119 from My Oracle Support. References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (Doc ID 1594274.1) Database Patch Set Update Overlay Patches Required for Use with PSUs (Doc ID 1147107.1) Database Patches Required by Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Engineered Systems: Exadata Database Machines and SuperClusters (Doc ID 1392527.1) Related Articles October 2017 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) January 2018 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application or database tier overlay patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2...

Apple macOS

JRE 1.8.0_181 Certified with Oracle EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_181 (a.k.a. JRE 8u181-b13) and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows clients. Java Web Start is available This JRE release may be run with either the Java plug-in or Java Web Start. Java Web Start is certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows clients.   Considerations if you're also running JRE 1.6 or 1.7 JRE 1.7 and JRE 1.6 updates included an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available for those Java releases. It is expected that Java deployment technology will not be packaged in later Java 6 or 7 updates. JRE 1.7.0_161 (and later 1.7 updates) and 1.6.0_171 (and later 1.6 updates) can still run Java content.  They cannot launch Java. End-users who only have JRE 1.7 or JRE 1.6 -- and not JRE 1.8 -- installed on their Windows desktop will be unable to launch Java content. End-users who need to launch JRE 1.7 or 1.6 for compatibility with other third-party Java applications must also install the JRE 1.8.0_152 or later JRE 1.8 updates on their desktops. Once JRE 1.8.0_152 or later JRE 1.8 updates are installed on a Windows desktop, it can be used to launch JRE 1.7 and JRE 1.6.  How do I get help with this change? EBS customers requiring assistance with this change to Java deployment technology can log a Service Request for assistance from the Java Support group. All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops: From JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline From JRE 1.7.0_10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline  From JRE 1.8.0_25 and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline We test all new JRE releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team.  You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 6, 7, or 8 releases to your EBS users' desktops. 32-bit and 64-bit versions certified This certification includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit JRE versions for various Windows operating systems. See the respective Recommended Browser documentation for your EBS release for details. Where are the official patch requirements documented? All patches required for ensuring full compatibility of the E-Business Suite with JRE 8 are documented in these Notes: For EBS 12.1 & 12.2 Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 393931.1) Implications of Java 6 and 7 End of Public Updates for EBS Users The Oracle Java SE Support Roadmap and Oracle Lifetime Support Policy for Oracle Fusion Middleware documents explain the dates and policies governing Oracle's Java Support.  The client-side Java technology (Java Runtime Environment / JRE) is now referred to as Java SE Deployment Technology in these documents. Starting with Java 7, Extended Support is not available for Java SE Deployment Technology.  It is more important than ever for you to stay current with new JRE versions. If you are currently running JRE 6 on your EBS desktops: You can continue to do so until the end of Java SE 6 Deployment Technology Extended Support in June 2017 You can obtain JRE 6 updates from My Oracle Support.  See: All Java SE Downloads on MOS (Note 1439822.1) If you are currently running JRE 7 on your EBS desktops: You can continue to do so until the end of Java SE 7 Deployment Technology Premier Support in October 2017. You can obtain JRE 7 updates from My Oracle Support.  See: All Java SE Downloads on MOS (Note 1439822.1) If you are currently running JRE 8 on your EBS desktops: You can continue to do so until the end of Java SE 8 Deployment Technology Premier Support in March 2019 You can obtain JRE 8 updates from the Java SE download site or from My Oracle Support. See: All Java SE Downloads on MOS (Note 1439822.1) Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JRE 8 for Windows desktop clients? No. This upgrade is highly recommended but remains optional while Java 6 and 7 are covered by Extended Support. Updates will be delivered via My Oracle Support, where you can continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for JRE 6 and 7 desktop clients. Note that there are different impacts of enabling JRE Auto-Update depending on your current JRE release installed, despite the availability of ongoing support for JRE 6 and 7 for EBS customers; see the next section below. Impact of enabling JRE Auto-Update Java Auto-Update is a feature that keeps desktops up-to-date with the latest Java release.  The Java Auto-Update feature connects to java.com at a scheduled time and checks to see if there is an update available. Enabling the JRE Auto-Update feature on desktops with JRE 6 installed will have no effect. With the release of the January Critical patch Updates, the Java Auto-Update Mechanism will automatically update JRE 7 plug-ins to JRE 8. Enabling the JRE Auto-Update feature on desktops with JRE 8 installed will apply JRE 8 updates. Coexistence of multiple JRE releases Windows desktops The upgrade to JRE 8 is recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run older versions of JRE 6 or 7 on their Windows desktops for reasons unrelated to the E-Business Suite. Most EBS configurations with IE and Firefox use non-static versioning by default. JRE 8 will be invoked instead of earlier JRE releases if both are installed on a Windows desktop. For more details, see "Appendix B: Static vs. Non-static Versioning and Set Up Options" in Notes 290807.1 and 393931.1. What do Mac users need? JRE 8 is certified for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), and 10.11 (El Capitan) desktops.  For details, see: Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes Release 12 for Apple Macintosh OS X (Note 1533334.1) Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 8 for EBS application tier servers? No. JRE is used for desktop clients.  JDK is used for application tier servers. JRE 8 desktop clients can connect to EBS environments running JDK 6 or 7. JDK 8 is not certified with the E-Business Suite.  EBS customers should continue to run EBS servers on JDK 6 or 7. Known Issues Internet Explorer Performance Issue Launching JRE 1.8.0_73 through Internet Explorer will have a delay of around 20 seconds before the applet starts to load (Java Console will come up if enabled). This issue fixed in JRE 1.8.0_74.  Internet Explorer users are recommended to uptake this version of JRE 8. Form Focus Issue Clicking outside the frame during forms launch may cause a loss of focus when running with JRE 8 and can occur in all Oracle E-Business Suite releases. To fix this issue, apply the following patch: EBS R12 Users:- Patch 21539521 References Recommended Browsers for Oracle Applications 12 (MetaLink Note 389422.1) Upgrading JRE Plugin with Oracle Applications R12 (MetaLink Note 393931.1) Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (Note 2188898.1) Related Articles Do E-Business Suite Users Need to Worry About Java 9? MS16-104 Security Update for IE Breaks EBS JRE Download Balancing EBS JRE Requirements With Other Java Apps Java Web Start Now Available for EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_181 (a.k.a. JRE 8u181-b13) and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows clients. Java Web Start is...

Apple macOS

JRE 1.7.0_191 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_191 (a.k.a. JRE 7u191-b09) and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients. What's new in this update? This update includes an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available as of this Java release. It is expected that Java deployment technology will not be packaged in later Java 7 updates. JRE 1.7.0_161  and later JRE 1.7 updates can still run Java content.  These releases cannot launch Java. End-users who only have JRE 1.7.0_161 and later JRE 1.7 updates -- but not JRE 1.8 -- installed on their Windows desktop will be unable to launch Java content. End-users who need to launch JRE 1.7 for compatibility with other third-party Java applications must also install the October 2017 CPU release JRE 1.8.0_151 or later JRE 1.8 updates on their desktops. Once JRE 1.8.0_151 or a later JRE 1.8 update is installed on a Windows desktop, it can be used to launch JRE 1.7.0_161 and later updates on the JRE 1.7 codeline.  How do I get help with this change? EBS customers requiring assistance with this change to Java deployment technology can log a Service Request for assistance from the Java Support group. All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops: From JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline From JRE 1.7.0_10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline  From JRE 1.8.0_25 and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline We test all new JRE releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team.  You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 6, 7, or 8 releases to your EBS users' desktops. Effects of new support dates on Java upgrades for EBS environments Support dates for the E-Business Suiteand Java have changed.  Please review the sections below for more details: What does this mean for Oracle E-Business Suite users? Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JRE 7 for Windows desktop clients? Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers? 32-bit and 64-bit versions certified This certification includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit JRE versions for various Windows operating systems. See the respective Recommended Browser documentation for your EBS release for details. Where are the official patch requirements documented? Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 393931.1) Upgrading OracleAS 10g Forms and Reports in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 437878.1) How can EBS customers obtain Java 7? EBS customers can download Java 7 patches from My Oracle Support.  For a complete list of all Java SE patch numbers, see: All Java SE Downloads on MOS (Note 1439822.1) Both JDK and JRE packages are now contained in a single combined download.  Download the "JDK" package for both the desktop client JRE and the server-side JDK package.  Coexistence of multiple JRE releases Windows desktops The upgrade to JRE 8 is recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run older versions of JRE 6 or 7 on their Windows desktops for reasons unrelated to the E-Business Suite. Most EBS configurations with IE and Firefox use non-static versioning by default. JRE 8 will be invoked instead of earlier JRE releases if both are installed on a Windows desktop. For more details, see "Appendix B: Static vs. Non-static Versioning and Set Up Options" in Notes 290807.1 and 393931.1. Java Auto-Update Mechanism With the release of the January 2015 Critical patch Updates, the Java Auto-Update Mechanism will automatically update JRE 7 plug-ins to JRE 8. Coexistence of multiple JRE releases Windows desktops The upgrade to JRE 8 is recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run older versions of JRE 6 or 7 on their Windows desktops for reasons unrelated to the E-Business Suite. Most EBS configurations with IE and Firefox use non-static versioning by default. JRE 8 will be invoked instead of earlier JRE releases if both are installed on a Windows desktop. For more details, see "Appendix B: Static vs. Non-static Versioning and Set Up Options" in Notes 290807.1 and 393931.1. What do Mac users need? Mac users running Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.10 (Yosemite) can run JRE 7 or 8 plug-ins.  See: Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes Release 12 for Apple Macintosh OS X (Note 1533334.1) Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers? JRE ("Deployment Technology") is used for desktop clients.  JDK is used for application tier servers. JDK upgrades for E-Business Suite application tier servers are highly recommended but currently remain optional while Java 6 is covered by Extended Support. Updates will be delivered via My Oracle Support, where you can continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for JDK 6 for application tier servers.  Java SE 6 (excluding Deployment Technology) is covered by Extended Support until December 2018.  All EBS customers with application tier servers on Windows, Solaris, and Linux must upgrade to JDK 7 (excluding Deployment Technology) by December 2018. EBS customers running their application tier servers on other operating systems should check with their respective vendors for the support dates for those platforms. JDK 7 is certified with E-Business Suite 12.  See: Java (JDK) 7 Certified for E-Business Suite 12.0 and 12.1 Servers Java (JDK) 7 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.2 Servers Known Issues When using Internet Explorer, JRE 1.7.0_01 had a delay of around 20 seconds before the applet started to load. This issue is fixed in JRE 1.7.0_95. References Recommended Browsers for Oracle Applications 12 (MetaLink Note 389422.1) Upgrading JRE Plugin with Oracle Applications R12 (MetaLink Note 393931.1) Related Articles Do E-Business Suite Users Need to Worry About Java 9? MS16-104 Security Update for IE Breaks EBS JRE Download Balancing EBS JRE Requirements With Other Java Apps

Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_191 (a.k.a. JRE 7u191-b09) and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients....

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JRE 1.6.0_201 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

The latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_201 (a.k.a. JRE 6u201-b07) and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients. What's new in this update? This update includes an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available as of the Java 1.6.0_171 release. It is expected that Java deployment technology will not be packaged in later Java 6 updates. JRE 1.6.0_171 and later JRE 1.6 updates can still run Java content.  These releases cannot launch Java. End-users who only have JRE 1.6.0_171 and later JRE 1.6 updates -- but not JRE 1.8 -- installed on their Windows desktop will be unable to launch Java content. End-users who need to launch JRE 1.6 for compatibility with other third-party Java applications must also install the October 2017 PSU release JRE 1.8.0_152 or later JRE 1.8 updates on their desktops. Once JRE 1.8.0_152 or a later JRE 1.8 update is installed on a Windows desktop, it can be used to launch JRE 1.6.0_171 and later updates on the JRE 1.6 codeline.  How do I get help with this change? EBS customers requiring assistance with this change to Java deployment technology can log a Service Request for assistance from the Java Support group. All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops: From JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline From JRE 1.7.0_10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline  From JRE 1.8.0_25 and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline We test all new JRE releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team.  You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 6, 7, or 8 releases to your EBS users' desktops. Effects of new support dates on Java upgrades for EBS environments Support dates for the E-Business Suiteand Java have changed.  Please review the sections below for more details: What does this mean for Oracle E-Business Suite users? Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JRE 7 for Windows desktop clients? Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers? 32-bit and 64-bit versions certified This certification includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit JRE versions for various Windows operating systems. See the respective Deploying JRE documentation for your EBS release for details. How can EBS customers obtain Java 6 updates? Java 6 is now available only via My Oracle Support for E-Business Suite users.  You can find links to this release, including Release Notes, documentation, and the actual Java downloads here: All Java SE Downloads on MOS (Note 1439822.1) Both JDK and JRE packages are contained in a single combined download after 6u45.  Download the "JDK" package for both the desktop client JRE and the server-side JDK package. Coexistence of multiple JRE releases Windows desktops The upgrade to JRE 8 is recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run older versions of JRE 6 or 7 on their Windows desktops for reasons unrelated to the E-Business Suite. Most EBS configurations with IE and Firefox use non-static versioning by default. JRE 8 will be invoked instead of earlier JRE releases if both are installed on a Windows desktop. For more details, see "Appendix B: Static vs. Non-static Versioning and Set Up Options" in Notes 290807.1 and 393931.1. What do Mac users need? Mac users running Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) can run JRE 7 or 8 plug-ins.  See: Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes Release 12 for Apple Macintosh OS X (Note 1533334.1) Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers? JRE ("Deployment Technology") is used for desktop clients.  JDK is used for application tier servers. JDK upgrades for E-Business Suite application tier servers are highly recommended but currently remain optional while Java 6 is covered by Extended Support. Updates will be delivered via My Oracle Support, where you can continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for JDK 6 for application tier servers.  Java SE 6 (excluding Deployment Technology) is covered by Extended Support until December 2018.  All EBS customers with application tier servers on Windows, Solaris, and Linux must upgrade to JDK 7 by December 2018. EBS customers running their application tier servers on other operating systems should check with their respective vendors for the support dates for those platforms. JDK 7 is the latest Java release certified with E-Business Suite 12 servers.  See: Java (JDK) 7 Certified for E-Business Suite 12.0 and 12.1 Servers Java (JDK) 7 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.2 Servers References Recommended Browsers for Oracle Applications 12 (MetaLink Note 389422.1) Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 393931.1) Related Articles Do E-Business Suite Users Need to Worry About Java 9? MS16-104 Security Update for IE Breaks EBS JRE Download Balancing EBS JRE Requirements With Other Java Apps

The latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_201 (a.k.a. JRE 6u201-b07) and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based deskt...

August 2018 Update to Integrated SOA Gateway

Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) provides an infrastructure to provide, consume, and administer Oracle E-Business Suite web services. It service-enables public integration interfaces registered in Oracle Integration Repository. These interfaces can be deployed as SOAP and/or REST-based web services. ISG also provides a service invocation framework to consume external SOAP based web services. I am pleased to announce the availability of new consolidated patch for Integrated SOA Gateway in EBS R12.2 and EBS R12.1.3. This patch contains a new feature: REST support for Open Interface Tables. It also includes over four dozen fixes for stability and performance, and is highly recommended for all users.  You can download the latest ISG consolidated patch here: Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway R12.2: Patch 27949145:R12.OWF.C - ISG Consolidated Patch for Release 12.2 (18_3_3) This is a cumulative patch update that includes all previously released ISG updates for EBS R12.2. Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway R12.1.3: Patch 27941624:R12.OWF.B - ISG Consolidated Patch for Release 12.1 (18_3_3) This is a cumulative patch update that includes all previously released ISG updates for EBS R12.1.3. These patches include critical bug fixes in Integrated SOA Gateway. They include major updates in REST service enablement of Open Interface Tables and Views. If you are using Open Interface Tables and Views as REST based web services with previous ISG consolidated patch, you are required to uptake this new consolidated patch.   References Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.2 (MOS 1311068.1) Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.1.3 (MOS 556540.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway 12.1.3 REST Services Update (MOS 1998019.1) Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway Release 12.1.2 and Release 12.1.3 in a Multinode Environment (MOS 1081100.1) Related Articles Configuring Integrated SOA Gateway in Multinode EBS Environments Configuring Integrated SOA Gateway with Oracle SOA Cloud Service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Upgrading Oracle SOA Suite 11g to Oracle SOA Suite 12c in an Existing ISG configuration

Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway(ISG) provides an infrastructure to provide, consume, and administer Oracle E-Business Suite web services. It service-enables public integration...

Application Tier

Oracle Access Manager 12c and Oracle Internet Directory 12c Certified with EBS 12.2 and 12.1

(Contributing Author:  Allison Sparshott) I am pleased to announce that Oracle Access Manager 12c (12.2.1.3.0) and Oracle Internet Directory 12c (12.2.1.3.0) are now certified with E-Business Suite Releases 12.2.3 and higher and Release 12.1.3 and higher. Note:  We are currently in the process of certifying Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 and higher with Oracle Unified Directory 12c.  You may monitor or subscribe to this blog for the latest EBS technology certification announcements.  References If you are implementing single sign-on for the first time, or are an existing Oracle Access Manager user, you may now integrate with Oracle Access Manager 12c using Oracle Access Manager WebGate and Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate. Refer to the following documents for instructions: Overview of Single Sign-On Integration Options for Oracle E-Business Suite (Note 1388152.1) Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Access Manager 12c (12.2.1.3.0) using Oracle E-Business Suite Access Gate (Note 2339348.1) Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 .2 with Oracle Internet Directory 12c (12.2.1.3.0) (Note 2339362.1) Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Access Manager 12c (12.2.1.3.0) using Oracle E-Business Suite Access Gate (Note 2339278.1) Automating Integration of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 with Oracle Access Manager 12c (12.2.1.3.0) (Note 2339337.1) Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Internet Directory 12c (12.2.1.3.0) (Note 2339338.1) Related Articles Understanding Options for Integrating Oracle Access Manager with E-Business Suite Updated:  Why Does E-Business Suite Integration with OAM Require Oracle Internet Directory? Updated:  Using Third-Party Identity Managers with E-Business Suite Release 12

(Contributing Author:  Allison Sparshott) I am pleased to announce that Oracle Access Manager 12c (12.2.1.3.0) and Oracle Internet Directory 12c (12.2.1.3.0) are now certified with E-Business Suite...

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Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: July 2018 Edition

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components.  These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases.  You can research these yourself using this Note: How to Find E-Business Suite Patches & E-Business Suite Technology Stack Patches (Note 1633974.2) Upgrade Recommendations for July 2018   EBS 12.2  EBS 12.1  EBS 12.0  EBS 11.5.10 Check your EBS support status and patching baseline Apply the minimum 12.2 patching baseline (EBS 12.2.3 + latest technology stack updates listed below) In Premier Support to September 30, 2023 Apply the minimum 12.1 patching baseline (12.1.3 Family Packs for products in use + latest technology stack updates listed below) In Premier Support to December 31, 2021 In Sustaining Support. No new patches available. Upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2 Before upgrading, 12.0 users should be on the minimum 12.0 patching baseline In Sustaining Support. No new patches available. Upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2 Before upgrading, 11i users should be on the minimum 11i patching baseline Apply the latest EBS suite-wide RPC or RUP 12.2.7 Sept. 2017 12.1.3 RPC5 Aug. 2016 12.0.6 11.5.10.2 Use the latest Rapid Install StartCD 51 Feb. 2016 StartCD 13 Aug. 2011 12.0.6 11.5.10.2 Apply the latest EBS technology stack, tools, and libraries AD/TXK Delta 10 Sept. 2017 FND Apr. 2017 EBS 12.2.6 OAF Update 13 July 2018 EBS 12.2.5 OAF Update 20 July 2018 EBS 12.2.4 OAF Update 19 May 2017 ETCC Apr. 2018 Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9 Daylight Savings Time DSTv28 Nov. 2016 Upgrade to JDK 7 Web ADI Bundle 5 Jan. 2018 Report Manager Bundle 5 Jan. 2018 FND Apr. 2017 OAF Bundle 5 Jun. 2016 JTT Update 4 Oct. 2016 Daylight Savings Time DSTv28 Nov. 2016 Upgrade to JDK 7     Apply the latest security updates July 2018 Critical Patch Update SHA-2 PKI Certificates SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager to Feb 2020 Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2 Sign JAR files July 2018 Critical Patch Update SHA-2 PKI Certificates SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager to Feb 2020 Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2 Sign JAR files Oct. 2015 Critical Patch Update April 2016 Critical Patch Update Use the latest certified desktop components Use the latest JRE 1.8, 1.7, or 1.6 release that meets your requirements. Switch to Java Web Start Upgrade to IE 11 Upgrade to Firefox ESR 60 Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016) Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607) Use the latest JRE 1.8, 1.7, or 1.6 release that meets your requirements Switch to Java Web Start Upgrade to IE 11 Upgrade to Firefox ESR 60 Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016) Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607)     Upgrade to the latest database Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 If you're using Oracle Identity Management Upgrade to Oracle Access Manager 11.1.2.3 Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.9 Migrate from Oracle SSO to OAM 11.1.2.3 Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.9     If you're using Oracle Discoverer Migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA). Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017 Migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA). Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017     If you're using Oracle Portal Migrate to Oracle WebCenter  11.1.1.9 Migrate to Oracle WebCenter 11.1.1.9 or upgrade to Portal 11.1.1.6 (End of Life Jun. 2017).    

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for E-Business...

Application Tier

Critical Patch Update for July 2018 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for July 2018 was released on July 17, 2018. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible. The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents.  Supported products that are not listed in the "Supported Products and Components Affected" Section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied. The Critical Patch Update Advisory is available at the following location: Oracle Technology Network It is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches. The next four Critical Patch Update release dates are: October 16, 2018 January 15, 2019 April 16, 2019 July 16, 2019 References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Critical Patch Update (July 2018) (Doc ID 2379675.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Security Guide, Release 12.2 - Secure Configuration Secure Configuration Guide for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Doc ID 403537.1) FAQ:  Oracle E-Business Suite Security (Doc ID 2063486.1) Related Articles Critical Patch Update for April 2018 Now Available Critical Patch Update for January 2018 Now Available Critical Patch Update for October 2017 Now Available Critical Patch Update for July 2017 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for July 2018 was released on July 17, 2018. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible. The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting...

Application Tier

SAN and Wildcard Certificates Certified with EBS 12.2

We are pleased to announce that Subject Alternative Name (SAN) and Wildcard Certificates are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 when enabling TLS. Note: We previously announced certification of SAN and Wildcard Certificates with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1. What are SAN and Wildcard Certificates? The use of the SAN field in a certificate request (CSR) allows you to specify multiple host names to be protected by a single public key certificate. Use of SAN will also allow using a single certificate for multiple domains. A Wildcard Certificate is a public key certificate that can be used with multiple sub-domains of a domain. Note: The latest releases of some browsers (e.g. Google Chrome) now require a SAN extension. Check your browser to determine if SAN is required. How do you deploy SAN or Wildcard Certificates? In the CSR SAN field, you may use the subjectAltName value, and optionally also use the wildcard character: Example 1: SAN field entry for the CSR: subjectAltName = DNS:www.example.com,DNS:example.com Example 2: SAN field entry with a wildcard for the CSR: subjectAltName = DNS:*.example.com If you have already enabled TLS, you may need to redo your CSR using the SAN field. Check with your CA regarding their specific requirements for adding SAN. If you have not enabled TLS, simply follow the instructions for doing so, using the SAN field accordingly. Note: We highly recommend that all customers migrate to TLS. If you have not already migrated to TLS, please do so as soon as possible. For complete instructions, refer to the following My Oracle Support Knowledge Document: Enabling TLS in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1367293.1) Related Articles Frequently Asked Questions about EBS Security Critical Patch Update for April 2018 Now Available TLS 1.2 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.2 References FAQ:  Oracle E-Business Suite Security (Doc ID 2063486.1)             Enabling TLS in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1367293.1)

We are pleased to announce that Subject Alternative Name (SAN) and Wildcard Certificates are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 when enabling TLS. Note: We previously announced...

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 13 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically release updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.6 Bundle 13 (Patch 27948803:R12.FWK.C) Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (Doc ID 1927975.1) Who should apply this patch? All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.6 will require this patch as a prerequisite.  What's new in this update? This bundle patch is cumulative: it includes all fixes released in previous EBS Release 12.2.6 bundle patches. In addition, this latest bundle patch includes fixes for the following three issues: If a user accesses a nonexistent function via OA.jsp just after an application services restart, any Oracle E-Business Suite URL shows an error page. When a user exports table data using the BNE Export button, a NullPointer exception is raised if the table has a dynamic poplist. If BNE Export is enabled, an InvalidObjAccessException is raised when loading a product page. Related Articles Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4 New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 6 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 7 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 8 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 9 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 10 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 11 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 12 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically...

New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 20 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.5 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.5 Bundle 20 (Patch 27476539:R12.FWK.C) Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (Doc ID 1927975.1) Who should apply this patch? All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.5 users should apply this patch.  Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.5 will require this patch as a prerequisite.  What's new in this update? OAF bundle patches are cumulative: they include all fixes released in previous bundle patches. This latest patch also provides fixes for the following issues: In attachment image style, adding an attachment fails when a primary key of an entity map has a null value. There is no warning message when a user navigates to the preferences page after making changes to a page that has the property 'Warn About Changes' set to true. FND_STATE_LOSS_ERROR is displayed for Oracle Configurator flow when diagnostic logging is enabled. Related Articles Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.5 Now Available New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4 New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 11 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 12 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 13 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 14 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 15 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 16 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 17 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 18 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 19 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since...

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EBS 12.2 Rapid Install Guide Updated and Streamlined

A significant number of customers have successfully installed Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. In doing so, many have provided feedback on how we could improve the installation process and documentation. I'm pleased to announce that in conjunction with our efforts to improve the EBS 12.2 Upgrade Guides, we have also incorporated customer feedback into the latest published Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2:  Using Rapid Install Guide available in the Oracle E-Business Suite Web Library. What's New? The following enhancements have been made to the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2:  Using Rapid Install Guide: Reorganized and simplified chapters and steps Removed the Upgrade chapter which is now incorporated directly in the related Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Guide Reduced the number of self references and external references and confirmed all remaining references Leveraged new documentation tags for actionable references and steps If you are already working on a Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 installation, there's no need to switch to the recently updated Rapid Install Guide. If you are getting ready to start an installation, be sure to use the latest updated guide. References Oracle E-Business Suite Web Library Oracle E-Business Suite Installation Guide:  Using Rapid Install Related Articles EBS 12.2 Upgrade Guides Updated and Streamlined Rapid Install StartCD 51 for EBS 12.2 Now Available

A significant number of customers have successfully installed Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. In doing so, many have provided feedback on how we could improve the installation process and documentation. I...

New OA Framework 12.2.4 Update 19 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.4 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.4 Bundle 19 (Patch 27252629:R12.FWK.C) Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (Doc ID 1927975.1) Who should apply this patch? All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.4 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.4 will require this patch as a prerequisite.  What's new in this update? This bundle patch is cumulative: it includes all fixes released in previous EBS Release 12.2.4 bundle patches. This latest bundle patch includes a fix for the following issues: In the IE11 browser, selecting a value from a LOV causes the page to scroll to the top. Related Articles Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4 New OA Framework 12.2.4 Update 18 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since...

Certifications

Four Enhancements for Concurrent Processing in EBS 12.1 Now Available

We have just released four new enhancements for Concurrent Processing in E-Business Suite 12.1.3: Storage Strategies for Log and Output File Locations: Create custom storage strategies for management of large numbers of concurrent processing log and output files. Customers can specify the strategy that best suits their particular needs. These strategies are called schemes. Output File Naming Strategies: The output file naming conventions are now based on USER.REQID and REQID.OUT. The old USER format is desupported. Timed Shutdown: submit a normal, graceful shutdown and also specify a number of minutes after which an Abort command will be executed. After this number of minutes has passed, and Concurrent Processing has not yet shut down, the graceful shutdown will be converted to an Abort, and all remaining Concurrent Processing processes will be aborted. 64-bit Java Support for the Output Post-Processor Service: A 64-bit Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is now supported for the Output Post Processor (OPP). This support allows for a larger heap size to be set, compared to the 2G heap size that 32-bit Java allows. This larger heap size will decrease out-of-memory errors. Note that the 64-bit JVM can be run for the OPP service only. Details about these four new enhancements are published here: Oracle Application Object Library Release Notes For Release 12.1 Concurrent Processing RUP3 Patchset (Note 2338683.1) You can download these enhancements here: Patch 22549247:R12.FND.B Related Articles CPADMIN Utility for Managing Concurrent Processing Available for EBS 12.1  

We have just released four new enhancements for Concurrent Processing in E-Business Suite 12.1.3: Storage Strategies for Log and Output File Locations: Create custom storage strategies for...

Certifications

Firefox Quantum ESR 60 Certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Mozilla Firefox Quantum Extended Support Release 60 is certified as a Windows-based client browser for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2. This includes 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Firefox Quantum. What is Mozilla Firefox ESR? Mozilla offers an Extended Support Release based on an official release of Firefox for organizations that are unable to mass-deploy new consumer-oriented versions of Firefox every six weeks.  For more details about Firefox ESR, see the Mozilla ESR FAQ. E-Business Suite certified with Firefox Extended Support Releases Only New personal versions of Firefox on the Rapid Release channel are released roughly every six weeks.  It is impractical for us to certify these new personal Rapid Release versions of Firefox with the Oracle E-Business Suite because a given Firefox release is generally obsolete by the time we complete the certification. From Firefox 10 and onwards, Oracle E-Business Suite is certified only with selected Firefox Extended Support Release versions. Oracle has no current plans to certify new Firefox personal releases on the Rapid Release channel with the E-Business Suite. Plug-in Support removed in Firefox ESR 60 Mozilla has removed plug-in support in Firefox ESR 60. This means Firefox ESR 60 cannot run Forms-based content in EBS using the Java plugin method.  If your Firefox ESR 60 end-users run Forms-based content in EBS, you must switch from the JRE plugin to Java Web Start.  EBS patching policy for Firefox compatibility issues Mozilla stresses their goal of ensuring that Firefox personal versions will continue to offer the same level of application compatibility as Firefox Extended Support Releases.  Oracle E-Business Suite Development will issue new E-Business Suite patches or workarounds that can be reproduced with Firefox Extended Support Releases.  If you report compatibility issues with Firefox personal releases that cannot be reproduced with Firefox Extended Support Releases, your options are: Deploy a certified Firefox Extended Support Release version instead of the Firefox personal version Report the incompatibility between Firefox ESR and Firefox personal to Mozilla Use Internet Explorer (on Windows) or Safari (on Mac OS X) until Mozilla resolves the issue EBS Compatibility with Firefox ESR security updates Mozilla may release new updates to Firefox ESR versions to address high-risk/high-impact security issues.  These updates are considered to be certified with the E-Business Suite on the day that they're released.  You do not need to wait for a certification from Oracle before deploying these new Firefox ESR security updates. Certified desktop operating systems Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit) Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit) References Recommended Browsers for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 389422.1) Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 393931.1) Related Articles Java Web Start Now Available for EBS 12.1 and 12.2 Firefox ESR 52 Certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Mozilla Firefox Quantum Extended Support Release 60 is certified as a Windows-based client browser for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2. This includes 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Firefox...

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 12 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically release updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.6 Bundle 12 (Patch 27675364:R12.FWK.C) Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (Doc ID 1927975.1) Who should apply this patch? All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.6 will require this patch as a prerequisite.  What's new in this update? This bundle patch is cumulative: it includes all fixes released in previous EBS Release 12.2.6 bundle patches. In addition, this latest bundle patch includes fixes for the following issues: The Publish column is displayed on the inline attachment popup window even if the Document Catalog option is disabled. Breadcrumbs are not wrapped, which results in the appearance of a horizontal scroll bar on the page. Users are unable to add inline attachments when creating invoices. Related Articles Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4 New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 6 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 7 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 8 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 9 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 10 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 11 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically...

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New White Paper: Creating Dependent List of Values in Web ADI 12.2

Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator (Web ADI) allows you to use Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Project to upload data to Oracle E-Business Suite. For example, you can use Excel to create formatted spreadsheets on your desktop to download, view, edit, validate, and upload Oracle E-Business Suite data.  Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator supports user interface components such as a list of values (LOV) in spreadsheets. In an Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator document, a LOV is displayed as a poplist or as a standard Search and Select view. A table-validated LOV is a type of LOV that only displays a set of values from a table. A dependent LOV restricts the values displayed by a table-validated LOV based on the values present in another field in the spreadsheet. We have just published a new white paper that describes how to define dependent List of Values: How to Define a Dependent List of Values (LOV) in Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator (Doc ID 2385340.1) In EBS Release 12.2.5 and later, you can define the dependent list of values directly in the integrator definition wizard in Oracle E-Business Suite Desktop Integration Framework.  In Release 12.2.4 and earlier releases, you must first create Java classes to define the dependent list of values manually. Your feedback is welcome! Our Web ADI team would love to hear about your experiences with this functionality and this new white paper. Feel free to post your comments here or drop me a line directly. Related Articles SHA-256 Certificate Updates Now Available for WebADI and Report Manager New Recommended Patch Collection for Web ADI 12.2 Now Available New Web ADI Update Available for EBS 12.1.3 Webcast: Standards-based Desktop Integration in Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator (Web ADI) allows you to use Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Project to upload data to Oracle E-Business Suite. For example, you can...

Application Tier

SHA-256 Certificate Updates Now Available for WebADI and Report Manager

WebADI and Report Manager use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros to integrate with Microsoft Office.  All VBA macros must be signed with a valid digital certificate.  If the certificate is invalid or expired, new Microsoft Office will display a warning in the Message Bar like this: Older Office versions may display a standalone security notice like this: The workarounds for handling these security alerts vary depending upon how the end-user's desktop is configured or centrally managed via Office group policies. For more information about Microsoft Office macro security handling, see: Enable or disable macros in Office files - Office Support (Microsoft.com) What's new in this patch? Our last update to Web ADI for EBS 12.1 and 12.2 renewed the digital certificates that were valid to August 2018.  A new SHA-256 digital certificate is now available for EBS 12.1.3 and 12.2.3 (and later 12.2 releases).  This new patch will prevent security alert warning messages from being displayed in Microsoft Office. The new digital certificates are valid through February 2020. There are three different updates available -- you should pick the patch that corresponds to your EBS version: EBS 12.2.4+ - Patch 27558445:R12.BNE.C EBS 12.2.3 - Patch 27558435:R12.BNE.C EBS 12.1.3 - Patch 23122190:R12.BNE.B  Known Issues Office 2007 does not recognize documents that have been digitally signed using SHA-256 certificates. In such cases adding the documents storage location to 'Trusted Locations' can be used to avoid this issue. Further information is available through the Microsoft document: Can't digitally sign VBA projects in Office 2007 by using an SHA256 code-signing certificate (Microsoft.com) References Microsoft Office Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i and R12 (Note 1077728.1)

WebADI and Report Manager use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros to integrate with Microsoft Office.  All VBA macros must be signed with a valid digital certificate.  If the certificate is...

Application Tier

April 2018 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application or database tier overlay patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. ETCC maps missing overlay patches to the default corresponding Database Patch Set Update (PSU) patches, and displays them in a patch recommendation summary. What’s New ETCC has been updated to include bug fixes and patching combinations for the following recommended versions of the following updates: Oracle Database Proactive BP 12.1.0.2.180417 Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.180417 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.180417 Oracle Database Patch for Exadata BP 12.1.0.2.180417 Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.180417 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.180417 Microsoft Windows Database BP 12.1.0.2.180417 Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.180417 on Windows Microsoft Windows Database BP 12.1.0.2.180417 Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.180417 on Windows Obtaining ETCC We recommend always using the latest version of ETCC, as new bugfixes will not be checked by older versions of the utility. The latest version of the ETCC tool can be downloaded via Patch 17537119 from My Oracle Support. References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (Doc ID 1594274.1) Database Patch Set Update Overlay Patches Required for Use with PSUs (Doc ID 1147107.1) Database Patches Required by Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Engineered Systems: Exadata Database Machines and SuperClusters (Doc ID 1392527.1) Related Articles October 2017 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) January 2018 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application or database tier overlay patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2...

Application Tier

BI Publisher Desktop 12.2 Certified with E-Business Suite

[Contributing Author: Pieter Breugelmans] You can use Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher (BI Publisher) to create and manage reports for E-Business Suite data. Oracle BI Publisher Desktop 12.2.1.3.0 is certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and 12.1 for the following Microsoft Office releases: Microsoft Office 2016 Microsoft Office 2013 Microsoft Office 2010 What does this certification cover? Oracle BI Publisher Desktop consists of client-side tools to assist in the design and testing of layout templates for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and 12.1. These layout templates are executed by Oracle BI Publisher on the Oracle E-Business Suite application tier as illustrated in the diagram below. The desktop utility consists of the following tools: Template Builder Add-in for Microsoft Word - to build RTF layout templates Template Builder Add-in for Microsoft Excel - to build Excel layout templates Template Viewer - to test and debug all supported Oracle BI Publisher layout template types For details, see: Installation and configuration of BI Publisher Desktop with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 (Note 2386063.1) Related Articles Check BI Publisher's Health with BIP Analyzer for E-Business Suite  

[Contributing Author: Pieter Breugelmans] You can use Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher (BI Publisher) to create and manage reports for E-Business Suite data. Oracle BI Publisher Desktop...

AD & TXK Tools

Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: April 2018 Edition

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components.  These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases.  You can research these yourself using this Note: How to Find E-Business Suite Patches & E-Business Suite Technology Stack Patches (Note 1633974.2) Upgrade Recommendations for April 2018   EBS 12.2  EBS 12.1  EBS 12.0  EBS 11.5.10 Check your EBS support status and patching baseline Apply the minimum 12.2 patching baseline (EBS 12.2.3 + latest technology stack updates listed below) In Premier Support to September 30, 2023 Apply the minimum 12.1 patching baseline (12.1.3 Family Packs for products in use + latest technology stack updates listed below) In Premier Support to December 31, 2021 In Sustaining Support. No new patches available. Upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2 Before upgrading, 12.0 users should be on the minimum 12.0 patching baseline In Sustaining Support. No new patches available. Upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2 Before upgrading, 11i users should be on the minimum 11i patching baseline Apply the latest EBS suite-wide RPC or RUP 12.2.7 Sept. 2017 12.1.3 RPC5 Aug. 2016 12.0.6 11.5.10.2 Use the latest Rapid Install StartCD 51 Feb. 2016 StartCD 13 Aug. 2011 12.0.6 11.5.10.2 Apply the latest EBS technology stack, tools, and libraries AD/TXK Delta 10 Sept. 2017 FND Apr. 2017 EBS 12.2.6 OAF Update 11 Apr. 2018 EBS 12.2.5 OAF Update 19 Jan. 2018 EBS 12.2.4 OAF Update 18 Dec. 2017 ETCC Jan. 2018 Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9 Daylight Savings Time DSTv28 Nov. 2016 Upgrade to JDK 7 Web ADI Bundle 5 Jan. 2018 Report Manager Bundle 5 Jan. 2018 FND Apr. 2017 OAF Bundle 5 Jun. 2016 JTT Update 4 Oct. 2016 Daylight Savings Time DSTv28 Nov. 2016 Upgrade to JDK 7     Apply the latest security updates Apr. 2018 Critical Patch Update SHA-2 PKI Certificates SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2 Sign JAR files Apr. 2018 Critical Patch Update SHA-2 PKI Certificates SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2 Sign JAR files Oct. 2015 Critical Patch Update April 2016 Critical Patch Update Use the latest certified desktop components Use the latest JRE 1.8, 1.7, or 1.6 release that meets your requirements. Switch to Java Web Start Upgrade to IE 11 Upgrade to Firefox ESR 52 Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016) Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607) Use the latest JRE 1.8, 1.7, or 1.6 release that meets your requirements Switch to Java Web Start Upgrade to IE 11 Upgrade to Firefox ESR 52 Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016) Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607)     Upgrade to the latest database Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 If you're using Oracle Identity Management Upgrade to Oracle Access Manager 11.1.2.3 Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.9 Migrate from Oracle SSO to OAM 11.1.2.3 Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.9     If you're using Oracle Discoverer Migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA). Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017 Migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA). Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017     If you're using Oracle Portal Migrate to Oracle WebCenter  11.1.1.9 Migrate to Oracle WebCenter 11.1.1.9 or upgrade to Portal 11.1.1.6 (End of Life Jun. 2017).    

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for E-Business...

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JRE 1.8.0_171/172 Certified with Oracle EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_171 (a.k.a. JRE 8u171-b11) and JRE 1.8.0_172 (a.k.a. JRE 8u172-b11) and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows clients. Java Web Start is available This JRE release may be run with either the Java plug-in or Java Web Start. Java Web Start is certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows clients.   Considerations if you're also running JRE 1.6 or 1.7 JRE 1.7 and JRE 1.6 updates included an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available for those Java releases. It is expected that Java deployment technology will not be packaged in later Java 6 or 7 updates. JRE 1.7.0_161 (and later 1.7 updates) and 1.6.0_171 (and later 1.6 updates) can still run Java content.  They cannot launch Java. End-users who only have JRE 1.7 or JRE 1.6 -- and not JRE 1.8 -- installed on their Windows desktop will be unable to launch Java content. End-users who need to launch JRE 1.7 or 1.6 for compatibility with other third-party Java applications must also install the JRE 1.8.0_152 or later JRE 1.8 updates on their desktops. Once JRE 1.8.0_152 or later JRE 1.8 updates are installed on a Windows desktop, it can be used to launch JRE 1.7 and JRE 1.6.  How do I get help with this change? EBS customers requiring assistance with this change to Java deployment technology can log a Service Request for assistance from the Java Support group. All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops: From JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline From JRE 1.7.0_10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline  From JRE 1.8.0_25 and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline We test all new JRE releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team.  You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 6, 7, or 8 releases to your EBS users' desktops. 32-bit and 64-bit versions certified This certification includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit JRE versions for various Windows operating systems. See the respective Recommended Browser documentation for your EBS release for details. Where are the official patch requirements documented? All patches required for ensuring full compatibility of the E-Business Suite with JRE 8 are documented in these Notes: For EBS 12.1 & 12.2 Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 393931.1) Implications of Java 6 and 7 End of Public Updates for EBS Users The Oracle Java SE Support Roadmap and Oracle Lifetime Support Policy for Oracle Fusion Middleware documents explain the dates and policies governing Oracle's Java Support.  The client-side Java technology (Java Runtime Environment / JRE) is now referred to as Java SE Deployment Technology in these documents. Starting with Java 7, Extended Support is not available for Java SE Deployment Technology.  It is more important than ever for you to stay current with new JRE versions. If you are currently running JRE 6 on your EBS desktops: You can continue to do so until the end of Java SE 6 Deployment Technology Extended Support in June 2017 You can obtain JRE 6 updates from My Oracle Support.  See: All Java SE Downloads on MOS (Note 1439822.1) If you are currently running JRE 7 on your EBS desktops: You can continue to do so until the end of Java SE 7 Deployment Technology Premier Support in October 2017. You can obtain JRE 7 updates from My Oracle Support.  See: All Java SE Downloads on MOS (Note 1439822.1) If you are currently running JRE 8 on your EBS desktops: You can continue to do so until the end of Java SE 8 Deployment Technology Premier Support in March 2019 You can obtain JRE 8 updates from the Java SE download site or from My Oracle Support. See: All Java SE Downloads on MOS (Note 1439822.1) Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JRE 8 for Windows desktop clients? No. This upgrade is highly recommended but remains optional while Java 6 and 7 are covered by Extended Support. Updates will be delivered via My Oracle Support, where you can continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for JRE 6 and 7 desktop clients. Note that there are different impacts of enabling JRE Auto-Update depending on your current JRE release installed, despite the availability of ongoing support for JRE 6 and 7 for EBS customers; see the next section below. Impact of enabling JRE Auto-Update Java Auto-Update is a feature that keeps desktops up-to-date with the latest Java release.  The Java Auto-Update feature connects to java.com at a scheduled time and checks to see if there is an update available. Enabling the JRE Auto-Update feature on desktops with JRE 6 installed will have no effect. With the release of the January Critical patch Updates, the Java Auto-Update Mechanism will automatically update JRE 7 plug-ins to JRE 8. Enabling the JRE Auto-Update feature on desktops with JRE 8 installed will apply JRE 8 updates. Coexistence of multiple JRE releases Windows desktops The upgrade to JRE 8 is recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run older versions of JRE 6 or 7 on their Windows desktops for reasons unrelated to the E-Business Suite. Most EBS configurations with IE and Firefox use non-static versioning by default. JRE 8 will be invoked instead of earlier JRE releases if both are installed on a Windows desktop. For more details, see "Appendix B: Static vs. Non-static Versioning and Set Up Options" in Notes 290807.1 and 393931.1. What do Mac users need? JRE 8 is certified for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), and 10.11 (El Capitan) desktops.  For details, see: Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes Release 12 for Apple Macintosh OS X (Note 1533334.1) Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 8 for EBS application tier servers? No. JRE is used for desktop clients.  JDK is used for application tier servers. JRE 8 desktop clients can connect to EBS environments running JDK 6 or 7. JDK 8 is not certified with the E-Business Suite.  EBS customers should continue to run EBS servers on JDK 6 or 7. Known Issues Internet Explorer Performance Issue Launching JRE 1.8.0_73 through Internet Explorer will have a delay of around 20 seconds before the applet starts to load (Java Console will come up if enabled). This issue fixed in JRE 1.8.0_74.  Internet Explorer users are recommended to uptake this version of JRE 8. Form Focus Issue Clicking outside the frame during forms launch may cause a loss of focus when running with JRE 8 and can occur in all Oracle E-Business Suite releases. To fix this issue, apply the following patch: EBS R12 Users:- Patch 21539521 References Recommended Browsers for Oracle Applications 12 (MetaLink Note 389422.1) Upgrading JRE Plugin with Oracle Applications R12 (MetaLink Note 393931.1) Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (Note 2188898.1) Related Articles Do E-Business Suite Users Need to Worry About Java 9? MS16-104 Security Update for IE Breaks EBS JRE Download Balancing EBS JRE Requirements With Other Java Apps Java Web Start Now Available for EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_171 (a.k.a. JRE 8u171-b11) and JRE 1.8.0_172 (a.k.a. JRE 8u172-b11) and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2...

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JRE 1.7.0_181 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_181 (a.k.a. JRE 7u181-b09) and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients. What's new in this update? This update includes an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available as of this Java release. It is expected that Java deployment technology will not be packaged in later Java 7 updates. JRE 1.7.0_161  and later JRE 1.7 updates can still run Java content.  These releases cannot launch Java. End-users who only have JRE 1.7.0_161 and later JRE 1.7 updates -- but not JRE 1.8 -- installed on their Windows desktop will be unable to launch Java content. End-users who need to launch JRE 1.7 for compatibility with other third-party Java applications must also install the October 2017 CPU release JRE 1.8.0_151 or later JRE 1.8 updates on their desktops. Once JRE 1.8.0_151 or a later JRE 1.8 update is installed on a Windows desktop, it can be used to launch JRE 1.7.0_161 and later updates on the JRE 1.7 codeline.  How do I get help with this change? EBS customers requiring assistance with this change to Java deployment technology can log a Service Request for assistance from the Java Support group. All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops: From JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline From JRE 1.7.0_10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline  From JRE 1.8.0_25 and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline We test all new JRE releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team.  You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 6, 7, or 8 releases to your EBS users' desktops. Effects of new support dates on Java upgrades for EBS environments Support dates for the E-Business Suite and Java have changed.  Please review the sections below for more details: What does this mean for Oracle E-Business Suite users? Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JRE 7 for Windows desktop clients? Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers? 32-bit and 64-bit versions certified This certification includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit JRE versions for various Windows operating systems. See the respective Recommended Browser documentation for your EBS release for details. Where are the official patch requirements documented? Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 393931.1) Upgrading OracleAS 10g Forms and Reports in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 437878.1) How can EBS customers obtain Java 7? EBS customers can download Java 7 patches from My Oracle Support.  For a complete list of all Java SE patch numbers, see: All Java SE Downloads on MOS (Note 1439822.1) Both JDK and JRE packages are now contained in a single combined download.  Download the "JDK" package for both the desktop client JRE and the server-side JDK package.  Coexistence of multiple JRE releases Windows desktops The upgrade to JRE 8 is recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run older versions of JRE 6 or 7 on their Windows desktops for reasons unrelated to the E-Business Suite. Most EBS configurations with IE and Firefox use non-static versioning by default. JRE 8 will be invoked instead of earlier JRE releases if both are installed on a Windows desktop. For more details, see "Appendix B: Static vs. Non-static Versioning and Set Up Options" in Notes 290807.1 and 393931.1. Java Auto-Update Mechanism With the release of the January 2015 Critical patch Updates, the Java Auto-Update Mechanism will automatically update JRE 7 plug-ins to JRE 8. Coexistence of multiple JRE releases Windows desktops The upgrade to JRE 8 is recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run older versions of JRE 6 or 7 on their Windows desktops for reasons unrelated to the E-Business Suite. Most EBS configurations with IE and Firefox use non-static versioning by default. JRE 8 will be invoked instead of earlier JRE releases if both are installed on a Windows desktop. For more details, see "Appendix B: Static vs. Non-static Versioning and Set Up Options" in Notes 290807.1 and 393931.1. What do Mac users need? Mac users running Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.10 (Yosemite) can run JRE 7 or 8 plug-ins.  See: Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes Release 12 for Apple Macintosh OS X (Note 1533334.1) Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers? JRE ("Deployment Technology") is used for desktop clients.  JDK is used for application tier servers. JDK upgrades for E-Business Suite application tier servers are highly recommended but currently remain optional while Java 6 is covered by Extended Support. Updates will be delivered via My Oracle Support, where you can continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for JDK 6 for application tier servers.  Java SE 6 (excluding Deployment Technology) is covered by Extended Support until December 2018.  All EBS customers with application tier servers on Windows, Solaris, and Linux must upgrade to JDK 7 (excluding Deployment Technology) by December 2018. EBS customers running their application tier servers on other operating systems should check with their respective vendors for the support dates for those platforms. JDK 7 is certified with E-Business Suite 12.  See: Java (JDK) 7 Certified for E-Business Suite 12.0 and 12.1 Servers Java (JDK) 7 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.2 Servers Known Issues When using Internet Explorer, JRE 1.7.0_01 had a delay of around 20 seconds before the applet started to load. This issue is fixed in JRE 1.7.0_95. References Recommended Browsers for Oracle Applications 12 (MetaLink Note 389422.1) Upgrading JRE Plugin with Oracle Applications R12 (MetaLink Note 393931.1) Related Articles Do E-Business Suite Users Need to Worry About Java 9? MS16-104 Security Update for IE Breaks EBS JRE Download Balancing EBS JRE Requirements With Other Java Apps

Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_181 (a.k.a. JRE 7u181-b09) and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop...

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JRE 1.6.0_191 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

The latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_191 (a.k.a. JRE 6u191-b09) and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients. What's new in this update? This update includes an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available as of the Java 1.6.0_171 release. It is expected that Java deployment technology will not be packaged in later Java 6 updates. JRE 1.6.0_171 and later JRE 1.6 updates can still run Java content.  These releases cannot launch Java. End-users who only have JRE 1.6.0_171 and later JRE 1.6 updates -- but not JRE 1.8 -- installed on their Windows desktop will be unable to launch Java content. End-users who need to launch JRE 1.6 for compatibility with other third-party Java applications must also install the October 2017 PSU release JRE 1.8.0_152 or later JRE 1.8 updates on their desktops. Once JRE 1.8.0_152 or a later JRE 1.8 update is installed on a Windows desktop, it can be used to launch JRE 1.6.0_171 and later updates on the JRE 1.6 codeline.  How do I get help with this change? EBS customers requiring assistance with this change to Java deployment technology can log a Service Request for assistance from the Java Support group. All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops: From JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline From JRE 1.7.0_10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline  From JRE 1.8.0_25 and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline We test all new JRE releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team.  You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 6, 7, or 8 releases to your EBS users' desktops. Effects of new support dates on Java upgrades for EBS environments Support dates for the E-Business Suite and Java have changed.  Please review the sections below for more details: What does this mean for Oracle E-Business Suite users? Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JRE 7 for Windows desktop clients? Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers? 32-bit and 64-bit versions certified This certification includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit JRE versions for various Windows operating systems. See the respective Deploying JRE documentation for your EBS release for details. How can EBS customers obtain Java 6 updates? Java 6 is now available only via My Oracle Support for E-Business Suite users.  You can find links to this release, including Release Notes, documentation, and the actual Java downloads here: All Java SE Downloads on MOS (Note 1439822.1) Both JDK and JRE packages are contained in a single combined download after 6u45.  Download the "JDK" package for both the desktop client JRE and the server-side JDK package. Coexistence of multiple JRE releases Windows desktops The upgrade to JRE 8 is recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run older versions of JRE 6 or 7 on their Windows desktops for reasons unrelated to the E-Business Suite. Most EBS configurations with IE and Firefox use non-static versioning by default. JRE 8 will be invoked instead of earlier JRE releases if both are installed on a Windows desktop. For more details, see "Appendix B: Static vs. Non-static Versioning and Set Up Options" in Notes 290807.1 and 393931.1. What do Mac users need? Mac users running Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) can run JRE 7 or 8 plug-ins.  See: Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes Release 12 for Apple Macintosh OS X (Note 1533334.1) Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers? JRE ("Deployment Technology") is used for desktop clients.  JDK is used for application tier servers. JDK upgrades for E-Business Suite application tier servers are highly recommended but currently remain optional while Java 6 is covered by Extended Support. Updates will be delivered via My Oracle Support, where you can continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for JDK 6 for application tier servers.  Java SE 6 (excluding Deployment Technology) is covered by Extended Support until December 2018.  All EBS customers with application tier servers on Windows, Solaris, and Linux must upgrade to JDK 7 by December 2018. EBS customers running their application tier servers on other operating systems should check with their respective vendors for the support dates for those platforms. JDK 7 is the latest Java release certified with E-Business Suite 12 servers.  See: Java (JDK) 7 Certified for E-Business Suite 12.0 and 12.1 Servers Java (JDK) 7 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.2 Servers References Recommended Browsers for Oracle Applications 12 (MetaLink Note 389422.1) Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 393931.1) Related Articles Do E-Business Suite Users Need to Worry About Java 9? MS16-104 Security Update for IE Breaks EBS JRE Download Balancing EBS JRE Requirements With Other Java Apps

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Application Tier

Critical Patch Update for April 2018 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for April 2018 was released on April 17, 2018. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible. The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents.  Supported products that are not listed in the "Supported Products and Components Affected" Section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied. The Critical Patch Update Advisory is available at the following location: Oracle Technology Network It is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches. The next four Critical Patch Update release dates are: July 17, 2018 October 16, 2018 January 15, 2019 April 16, 2019 References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Critical Patch Update (Oct 2017) (Doc ID 2304968.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Security Guide, Release 12.2 - Secure Configuration Secure Configuration Guide for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Doc ID 403537.1) Related Articles Critical Patch Update for October 2017 Now Available Critical Patch Update for July 2017 Now Available Critical Patch Update for April 2017 Now Available  Critical Patch Update for January 2017 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for April 2018 was released on April 17, 2018. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible. The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting...

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 11 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically release updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.6 Bundle 11 (Patch 27529582:R12.FWK.C) Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (Doc ID 1927975.1) Who should apply this patch? All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.6 will require this patch as a prerequisite.  What's new in this update? This bundle patch is cumulative: it includes all fixes released in previous EBS Release 12.2.6 bundle patches. In addition, this latest bundle patch includes fixes for the following issues: On iPad, scrolling the Responsibility and Favorites lists using two fingers does not work. As part of PPR event queuing, Process Form Request for the second event is called when there is an exception in the first event. The BNE export table data to an Excel spreadsheet shows incorrect data if the advanced table contains a switcher column child. Related Articles Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4 New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 6 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 7 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 8 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 9 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 10 Now Available

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Application Tier

Set Thread Count for EBS 12.2 Application Tier Servers

Our September 2017 updates to the Applications DBA (AD) and EBS Technology Stack (TXK) tools for EBS 12.2 contained an enhancement that you might have missed. The AD/TXK Delta 10 updates include a new context variable for the adstrtal and adstpall application tier control scripts: s_srvctl_thread_count This new context variable allows you to set the thread count for the adstrtal and adstpall application tier service control scripts. This parameter allows you to start managed servers in batches specified by the variable. One of our largest customers was experiencing some performance-related issues that were partially-addressed by this enhancement. The default value of this variable is 10, which is the hardcoded value that was previously used in these scripts. Depending on your requirements, you can now change the value. Overriding this value could have a positive impact on performance, for example, in a large server where there are 64 CPUs. The setting should be based on the number of processors on the system. It must always be a value greater than zero, and should not exceed twice the number of processors.  Remember, you should always upgrade your EBS 12.2 environments to the latest AD and TXK updates whenever they're released.  References Oracle E-Business Suite Applications DBA and Technology Stack Release Notes for R12.AD.C.Delta.10 and R12.TXK.C.Delta.10 (Doc ID 2295390.1) Related Articles September 2017 Updates to AD and TXK for EBS 12.2 Now Available

Our September 2017 updates to the Applications DBA (AD) and EBS Technology Stack (TXK) tools for EBS 12.2 contained an enhancement that you might have missed. The AD/TXK Delta 10 updates include...

Application Tier

Update Available for Integrated SOA Gateway in EBS R12.1.3

Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) provides an infrastructure to provide, consume, and administer Oracle E-Business Suite web services. EBS public APIs registered in Integration Repository, can be deployed as SOAP and/or REST-based web services. ISG also provides a service invocation framework to consume external SOAP based web services. Recently, we released a consolidated patch for Integrated SOA Gateway in EBS R12.1.3. It includes fixes related to JSON payload handling in REST Services, SOAP Service Auditing, and performance of ISG web services. You can download the latest ISG consolidated patch here: Patch 27354542:R12.OWF.B - ISG Consolidated Patch for Release 12.1 (18_1_5) This is a cumulative patch update that includes all previously released ISG updates for EBS R12.1.3. We recommend you to apply the latest available consolidated patch for ISG. References Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.1.3 (MOS 556540.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway 12.1.3 REST Services Update (MOS 1998019.1) Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway R12.1.2 and R12.1.3 in a Multinode Environment (MOS 1081100.1) Related Articles New Update Available for Integrated SOA Gateway in EBS 12.2 Configuring Integrated SOA Gateway in Multinode EBS Environments

Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway(ISG) provides an infrastructure to provide, consume, and administer Oracle E-Business Suite web services. EBS public APIs registered in Integration...

Application Tier

New Recommended Patch Collection for Web ADI 12.2 Now Available

Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator (Web ADI) allows you to use Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Project to upload data to Oracle E-Business Suite. For example, you can use Excel to create formatted spreadsheets on your desktop to download, view, edit, validate, and upload Oracle E-Business Suite data.  We have just released a new Recommended Patch Collection for Web ADI update in EBS 12.2: BNE:12.2+ RECOMMENDED PATCHES TO BE ADDED TO THE PRODUCT RPC AS OF JAN-1-2018 (Patch 27330784) This patch is cumulative and includes all previously released patches for Web ADI 12.2.  This includes the last patch collection released in July 2016 (23733865:R12.BNE.C). We recommend that all Web ADI users apply this patch. It includes fixes for the following issues: 17315839 - AFTER APPLYING PATCH 16536996, "EACH ROW" DOESN'T COMMIT VALID ROWS 17455458 - UPLOAD INTERFACE TAKES MORE THAN ICX: SESSION TIMEOUT FOR 125K ROWS 19527110 - PERF: GL JOURNAL UPLOAD SLOW COMPARED TO CLIENT ADI 22512856 - R: CONNECTION LEAK OCCURS AFTER THE FIX OF BUG 20915362 22575948 - 22512856: R: CONNECTION LEAK OCCURS AFTER THE FIX OF BUG 20915362 23140772 - FWD-PORT REQUEST OF 17455458:R12.BNE.B ICX: SESSION TIMEOUT TO 12.2.4 Related Articles New Web ADI Update Available for EBS 12.1.3 New SHA-256 Certificate Now Available for WebADI and Report Manager Webcast: Standards-based Desktop Integration in Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator (Web ADI) allows you to use Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Project to upload data to Oracle E-Business Suite. For example, you can...

Application Tier

New Update Available for Integrated SOA Gateway in EBS 12.2

Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) provides an infrastructure to provide, consume, and administer Oracle E-Business Suite web services. It service-enables public integration interfaces registered in Oracle Integration Repository. These interfaces can be deployed as SOAP and/or REST-based web services. ISG also provides a service invocation framework to consume external SOAP based web services. We have just released a new Integrated SOA Gateway update for EBS R12.2. It includes fix for issues in the PostClone script used for SOAP services. PostClone script for SOAP services: This script is used to reinstate the SOAP services in an cloned EBS environment. If you have cloned an environment  configured with ISG SOAP Services, then you need to: Re-configure ISG for SOAP services Execute ISG PostClone script For details, see Section 11 in:  Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1311068.1) You can download the latest ISG consolidated patch here: Patch 27498317:R12.OWF.C - ISG Consolidated Patch (18_1_3) This is a cumulative patch update that includes all previously released ISG updates for EBS R12.2.  It can be applied on EBS R12.2.3 and higher releases. Check the Readme for this patch for information on prerequisite patches. References Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.2 (MOS 1311068.1) Related Articles High Availability Configuration for Integrated SOA Gateway R12.2 Tutorial: Publishing EBS R12.2 PL/SQL APIs as REST Services

Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) provides an infrastructure to provide, consume, and administer Oracle E-Business Suite web services. It service-enables public integration...

EBS 12.2

Upgrading Oracle SOA Suite 11g to Oracle SOA Suite 12c in an Existing ISG configuration

I am pleased to announce the certification of steps to upgrade Oracle SOA Suite 11g to Oracle SOA Suite 12c for an existing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) configuration. In Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2, ISG’s SOAP service provider framework uses Oracle SOA Suite and its E-Business Suite Adapter. If your Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway R12.2 is already configured with Oracle SOA Suite 11g (11.1.1.9.0) for SOAP based web services and, if you plan to upgrade such Oracle SOA Suite to Oracle SOA Suite 12c (12.2.1.2), refer Section 4.2 of Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway Release 12.2 (MOS 1311068.1). Major steps to upgrade Oracle SOA Suite for ISG include: Oracle Fusion Middleware Pre-upgrade tasks Upgrade tasks Post-upgrade tasks ISG Setup Verification These steps apply for single node installation of Oracle SOA Suite as well as multiple node installation as per Oracle Fusion Middleware Enterprise Deployment Guide for Oracle SOA Suite. References Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway Release 12.2 (MOS 1311068.1) Setting up SAML Token Security for Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway Release 12.2 (MOS 1332262.1) Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrading SOA Suite and Business Process Management Related Articles High Availability Configuration for Integrated SOA Gateway R12.2  

I am pleased to announce the certification of steps to upgrade Oracle SOA Suite 11g to Oracle SOA Suite 12c for an existing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) configuration....

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 10 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically release updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.6 Bundle 10 (Patch 27308923:R12.FWK.C) Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (Doc ID 1927975.1) Who should apply this patch? All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.6 will require this patch as a prerequisite.  What's new in this update? This bundle patch is cumulative: it includes all fixes released in previous EBS Release 12.2.6 bundle patches. In addition, this latest bundle patch includes fixes for the following issues: When a Descriptive Flexfield (DFF) is in an advanced table under a query bean, some of its segments may not be displayed. Instead, other columns of the table may be repeated, or the same segment may be repeated. Related Articles Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4 New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 6 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 7 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 8 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 9 Now Available

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Application Tier

EBS Release 12.2.7 VM Virtual Appliance Now Available

[Contributing author: Robert Farrington] We've just released an Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 VM Virtual Appliance on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Note: The software package shown above includes a README document with useful getting started guidance. You can use this appliance to create an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 Vision demonstration instance on a single, unified virtual machine containing both the database tier and the application tier. Use with Oracle VM Manager or Oracle VM VirtualBox This virtual appliance can be imported into Oracle VM Manager to deploy an Oracle E-Business Suite Linux 64-bit environment on compatible server-class machines running Oracle VM Server. It can also be imported into Oracle VM VirtualBox to create a virtual machine on a desktop PC or laptop. Note: This virtual appliance is for on-premises use only. If you're interested in running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, see Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2066260.1) for a comprehensive overview of what is available. EBS Technology Stack Components The Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 VM virtual appliance delivers the full software stack, including the Oracle Linux 6.9 (64-bit) operating system, Oracle E-Business Suite, and additional required technology components. The embedded technology components are listed below: Component Version RDBMS Oracle Home 12.1.0.2 Application Code Level Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 Release Update Pack (see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2230783.1) with AD-TXK Delta 10 (see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1617461.1) Oracle Forms and Reports 10.1.2.3 WebLogic Server 10.3.6 Web Tier 11.1.1.9 JDK JDK 1.7 build 1.7.0_161-b13 Java Plugin J2SE 1.7 Critical Patch Update (CPU) October 2017   REST Services Availability Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) provides functionality to expose integration interfaces published in the Integration Repository as SOAP and REST based web services. Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 is configured for ISG REST Services. PL/SQL APIs, Java Bean Services, Application Module Services, and Concurrent Programs are REST enabled in this VM virtual appliance. References Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for Oracle E-Business Suite Deployment Guide, Release 12.2.7 (My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2328923.1) Oracle VM Documentation Library Oracle VM VirtualBox Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Information Center (My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1581299.1) Hardware Certification List for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Related Articles Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for 12.2.6 Now Available E-Business Suite 12.2 Certified with Oracle VM 3

[Contributing author: Robert Farrington] We've just released an Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 VM Virtual Appliance on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Note: The software package shown above...

AD & TXK Tools

When is the Best Time to Apply AD & TXK Patches?

E-Business Suite 12.2's Online Patching feature allows you to apply patches to your environment while it is still running. For example, you can apply patches to Financials while your end-users are entering bills in Accounts Receivable. These patches are applied using our Applications DBA (AD) and EBS Technology Stack (TXK) tools. A reader recently asked whether it's advisable to apply our latest EBS 12.2.7 update at the same time as our  AD-TXK Delta 10 updates. This is a great question, since it touches on both our goals for our AD and TXK tools as well as our internal testing practices for new updates and patches. The short answer: You should apply the latest AD and TXK infrastructure tools in an initial patching cycle, and then apply EBS updates and patches (e.g. EBS 12.2.7) in a later patching cycle. Why? There are two reasons: Latest AD/TXK tools are better. The latest AD and TXK tool updates always include new patching-related features, as well as critical fixes for stability, security, and performance. For example, the September 2017 AD and TXK Delta 10 updates included new features for parallel index optimization, seed data handling, synchronization of theme files on cutover, and more.   If you have the latest patching tools in place, the latest AD/TXK enhancements, improvements, and fixes reduce risk during the patching process itself.    Updates are always tested with the latest AD/TXK tools.  We do not generally have the resources to test new EBS patches with older patching tools. We always test the installation of our latest EBS updates (e.g. EBS 12.2.7) using the latest AD and TXK patches available at the time. In other words, you may encounter unexpected issues if you apply new patches using older patching tools. Do new AD and TXK patches trigger functional re-testing? New AD and TXK patches do not change any aspects of how EBS functional products work.  These infrastructure tools affect how patches are applied, not how patches work.   In other words, having the latest AD/TXK updates may reduce the risk of applying, say, a new HRMS patch, but it will not affect any Human Resources-related functionality at all. Likewise, applying the latest AD/TXK update does not affect the functionality of any existing EBS products. Infrastructure tools only affect the patching process, not how installed EBS products work.  How do I find the latest AD and TXK tools? Check the following reference: Applying the Latest AD and TXK Release Update Packs to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1617461.1) You should periodically check Document 1617461.1 on My Oracle Support for updates, which are made as required. For example, new bundled fixes or critical one-off patches may become available, or the release update packs may be superseded by newer versions. Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 Now Available September 2017 Updates to AD and TXK for EBS 12.2 Now Available

E-Business Suite 12.2's Online Patching feature allows you to apply patches to your environment while it is still running. For example, you can apply patches to Financials while your end-users are...

Application Tier

New Report Manager 12.2 Feature: Copy Custom Templates

Oracle Report Manager is an online report distribution system that allows you to produce and manage point-in-time reports. Oracle Report Manager users can be either report producers or report consumers. Report producers submit, publish, and set security for reports. Report consumers view and approve reports. Our Report Manager team has just released a new feature for EBS 12.2: you can copy custom Financial Statement Generator (FSG) report templates between Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 instances. For example, you can use this new feature to transfer templates from a test instance to a production instance. For details, see: Oracle Report Manager Release Notes for Patch 26879913:R12.FRM.C (Doc ID 2338674.1) The Report Manager - Transfer FSG Custom Templates program lets you transfer custom FSG report templates between Oracle E-Business Suite instances. You can transfer a single template, a group of templates whose names begin with the same value, or all custom templates in the source instance. If the target instance already contains a template whose name matches a template being transferred from the source instance, you can choose whether to overwrite or preserve the existing template in the target instance. This program does not transfer Rich Text Format (RTF) templates. For information on uploading RTF templates, see the Oracle XML Publisher Administration and Developer's Guide. This program transfers only custom templates. To add or upgrade templates provided by Oracle, apply the patches containing those template definitions. Related Articles New Report Manager Update Available for EBS 12.1.3

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New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 19 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.5 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.5 Bundle 19 (Patch 27256875:R12.FWK.C) Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (Doc ID 1927975.1) Who should apply this patch? All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.5 users should apply this patch.  Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.5 will require this patch as a prerequisite.  What's new in this update? This bundle patch is cumulative: it includes (TBS) fixes in total, including all fixes released in previous EBS Release 12.2.5 bundle patches. This latest bundle patch includes fixes for following bugs/issues: Tip type is not displayed in advanced search region in 'Screen Reader Optimized' accessibility mode. Related Articles Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.5 Now Available New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4 New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 11 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 12 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 13 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 14 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 15 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 16 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 17 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 18 Now Available

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Application Tier

January 2018 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application or database tier overlay patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. ETCC maps missing overlay patches to the default corresponding Database Patch Set Update (PSU) patches, and displays them in a patch recommendation summary. What’s New ETCC has been updated to include bug fixes and patching combinations for the following recommended versions of the following updates: Oracle Database Proactive BP 12.1.0.2.180116 Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.180116 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.180116 Oracle Database Patch for Exadata BP 12.1.0.2.180116 Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.180116 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.180116 Microsoft Windows Database BP 12.1.0.2.180116 Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.180116on Windows Microsoft Windows Database BP 12.1.0.2.180116 Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.180116on Windows Obtaining ETCC We recommend always using the latest version of ETCC, as new bugfixes will not be checked by older versions of the utility. The latest version of the ETCC tool can be downloaded via Patch 17537119 from My Oracle Support. References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (Doc ID 1594274.1) Database Patch Set Update Overlay Patches Required for Use with PSUs (Doc ID 1147107.1) Database Patches Required by Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Engineered Systems: Exadata Database Machines and SuperClusters (Doc ID 1392527.1) Related Articles October 2017 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) September 2017 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) August 2017 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) ETCC Tool Enhanced for Finding Mandatory EBS 12.2 Patches

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application or database tier overlay patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2...

Application Tier

New Report Manager Update Available for EBS 12.1.3

Oracle Report Manager is an online report distribution system that allows you to produce and manage point-in-time reports. Oracle Report Manager users can be either report producers or report consumers. Report producers submit, publish, and set security for reports. Report consumers view and approve reports. We have just released a Report Manager update for EBS 12.1.3 with new functionality: Repository Management Security Additional security capabilities have been added to the Oracle Report Manager Repository to restrict individual user actions on folders and reports.  A new user interface lets you define the users who have viewer and owner privileges for a folder or report. Users must have either viewer or owner privilege to view a secured report. Only users with owner privileges can perform actions such as moving, archiving, deleting, or updating the security privilege assignments for a secured folder or report, publishing reports or adding subfolders within a secured folder, or updating or creating a menu item for a secured report. You can download the latest Report Manager for EBS 12.1.3 update here: Patch 26091061 FRM RELEASE 121RUP5 PATCHSET - R12.FRM.B.DELTA.5 This is a cumulative bundle patch update that includes all previously-released Report Manager updates for EBS 12.1.3. References Oracle Report Manager (FRM) Release Notes for Release 12.1.3 (Note 1095153.1) Related Articles New SHA-256 Certificate Now Available for WebADI and Report Manager

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Certifications

New Web ADI Update Available for EBS 12.1.3

Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator (Web ADI) allows you to use Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Project to upload data to Oracle E-Business Suite. For example, you can use Excel to create formatted spreadsheets on your desktop to download, view, edit, validate, and upload Oracle E-Business Suite data.  We have just released a Web ADI update for EBS 12.1.3 with new functionality: Digital Signature Support Some security options within Microsoft Excel allow files containing macros to be opened only if the files are digitally signed to identify them as coming from a trusted source. You can now set a profile option to have Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator affix a digital signature to the spreadsheets you create. Users will then be able to open the spreadsheets created by Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator with the higher Microsoft Excel security settings. Desktop Integration Framework The Oracle E-Business Suite Desktop Integration Framework user interface is enhanced to let you define Java contents, an uploader, and an importer for an integrator, as well as to let you test an integrator definition and view an integrator definition in read-only mode. You can download the update here: Patch 26115786: BNE Release 121RUP5 Patchset - R12.BNE.B.DELTA.5 This is a cumulative bundle patch update that includes all previously-released Web ADI updates for EBS 12.1.3. References Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator (Web ADI) Release Notes for Release 12.1.3 (Doc ID 1095155.1) Related Articles Webcast: Standards-based Desktop Integration in Oracle E-Business Suite Webcast: "Faster and Better: Oracle E-Business Suite Desktop Integration Enhancements" New SHA-256 Certificate Now Available for WebADI and Report Manager New Whitepaper: Defining Web Applications Desktop Integrators That Return Error Messages

Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator (Web ADI) allows you to use Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Project to upload data to Oracle E-Business Suite. For example, you can...

Application Tier

SAN and Wildcard Certificates Certified with EBS 12.1

We are pleased to announce that Subject Alternative Name (SAN) and Wildcard Certificates are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 when enabling TLS. Note: We are currently in the process of certifying SAN and Wildcard Certificates with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.  Monitor or subscribe to this blog for the latest in Oracle E-Business Suite technology certification announcements. What are SAN and Wildcard Certificates? The use of the SAN field in a certificate request (CSR) allows you to specify multiple host names to be protected by a single public key certificate. Use of SAN will also allow for using a single certificate for multiple domains. A Wildcard Certificate is a public key certificate which can be used with multiple sub-domains of a domain. Note: The latest releases of some browsers (e.g., Google Chrome) now require a SAN extension. Check your browser to determine if SAN is required. How do you deploy SAN or Wildcard Certificates? In the CSR, you may use the subjectAltName value and optionally use the wildcard character in the SAN field. Example 1: SAN field entry for the CSR: subjectAltName = DNS:www.example.com,DNS:example.com Example 2: SAN field entry with a wildcard for the CSR: subjectAltName = DNS:*.example.com If you have already enabled TLS, you may need to redo your CSR using the SAN field. Check with your CA regarding their specific requirements for adding SAN. If you have not enabled TLS, simply follow the instructions for enabling TLS using the SAN field accordingly. Note: We highly recommend that all customers migrate to TLS. If you have not already migrated to TLS, please do so as soon as possible. For complete instructions, refer to the following My Oracle Support Knowledge Document: Enabling TLS in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 (Doc ID 376700.1) Related Articles Frequently Asked Questions about EBS Security Critical Patch Update for January 2018 Now Available TLS 1.2 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.1 References FAQ:  Oracle E-Business Suite Security (Doc ID 2063486.1)             Enabling TLS in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1, Section 5.2.1 Configure your environment (Doc ID 376700.1)

We are pleased to announce that Subject Alternative Name (SAN) and Wildcard Certificates are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 when enabling TLS. Note: We are currently in the process of...

Certifications

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 9 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically release updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.6 Bundle 9 (Patch 27113797:R12.FWK.C) Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (Doc ID 1927975.1) Who should apply this patch? All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.6 will require this patch as a prerequisite.  What's new in this update? This bundle patch is cumulative: it includes all fixes released in previous EBS Release 12.2.6 bundle patches. In addition, this latest bundle patch includes fixes for the following issues: Radio button doesn't get selected as expected if the radio buttons in a radio group are bonded with View Object. Advanced table failed to render when the advanced table contains an attachment bean which uses shared AK Entity definition. Opening an inline attachment of type URL shows '404 Not Found' error page when the file name has backslash in it. Import/Export personalization page hangs due to performance issue. Message List of Values (LOV) choice bean throws null pointer exception in Screen Reader accessibility mode. Related Articles Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4 New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 6 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 7 Now Available  

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically...

Application Tier

EBS 12.2 + Maximum Availability Architecture White Paper Now Available

Whether Oracle E-Business Suite is deployed in the Cloud or on-premises, planning for and implementing strategies for high availability and disaster recovery are paramount. A new white paper is available that applies the principles of Oracle's Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) to the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 infrastructure: Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Maximum Availability Architecture The major difference between the methods described here for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and those documented elsewhere for earlier EBS releases is the use of logical host names instead of physical host names in the EBS managed topology. This allows us to make the configuration of the standby site the same as the primary site, from an Oracle E-Business Suite perspective, thus allowing you to switch between the two sites with minimal configuration efforts and facilitating a reduction in downtime as compared to using physical host names. This whitepaper covers: Overview of Oracle's engineered systems: Exadata and Exalogic Technology components in Oracle Database MAA, including: Real Application Clusters and Oracle Clusterware Oracle Data Guard Oracle Flashback Database  Oracle Automatic Storage Management  Oracle Recovery Manager and Oracle Secure Backup EBS technology components in MAA, including: Parallel Concurrent Processing (PCP) Multiple load-balanced application tier services Online Patching and Edition-based Redefinition Logical host names Fusion Middleware Administration Server ​EBS Configuration best practices ​OS Role separation Database initialization parameters Linux HugePages Backups of Database Oracle Homes Database password expiration Exadata Fast Node Death Detection Timeouts for RAC Node Failures Flashback Database implementation  Exadata Smart Flash Logging Exadata Smart Flash Cache Exadata memory management  Oracle Advanced Compression Exadata Log Writer tuning Fixed object statistics Exadata I/O Resource Manager Oracle Engineered Systems best practices and health check And much more! This white paper is mandatory reading for EBS architects and system administrators designing a business continuity or disaster recovery strategy and architecture. Related Articles New Whitepaper: Deploying E-Business Suite on Exadata and Exalogic Offloading EBS 12.2 Reporting Using Active Data Guard 12.1.0.2 Oracle Data Guard 11.2.0.4 with RAC Certified with EBS 12.2 Troubleshooting RAC Cloning Issues in EBS 12.1

Whether Oracle E-Business Suite is deployed in the Cloud or on-premises, planning for and implementing strategies for high availability and disaster recovery are paramount. A new white paper is...

AD & TXK Tools

Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: Jan 2018 Edition

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components.  These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases.  You can research these yourself using this Note: How to Find E-Business Suite Patches & E-Business Suite Technology Stack Patches (Note 1633974.2) Upgrade Recommendations for January 2018   EBS 12.2  EBS 12.1  EBS 12.0  EBS 11.5.10 Check your EBS support status and patching baseline Apply the minimum 12.2 patching baseline (EBS 12.2.3 + latest technology stack updates listed below) In Premier Support to September 30, 2023 Apply the minimum 12.1 patching baseline (12.1.3 Family Packs for products in use + latest technology stack updates listed below) In Premier Support to December 31, 2021 In Sustaining Support. No new patches available. Upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2 Before upgrading, 12.0 users should be on the minimum 12.0 patching baseline In Sustaining Support. No new patches available. Upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2 Before upgrading, 11i users should be on the minimum 11i patching baseline Apply the latest EBS suite-wide RPC or RUP 12.2.7 Sept. 2017 12.1.3 RPC5 Aug. 2016 12.0.6 11.5.10.2 Use the latest Rapid Install StartCD 51 Feb. 2016 StartCD 13 Aug. 2011 12.0.6 11.5.10.2 Apply the latest EBS technology stack, tools, and libraries AD/TXK Delta 10 Sept. 2017 FND Apr. 2017 EBS 12.2.6 OAF Update 8 Dec. 2017 EBS 12.2.5 OAF Update 18 Dec. 2017 EBS 12.2.4 OAF Update 18 Dec. 2017 ETCC Oct. 2017 Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9 Daylight Savings Time DSTv28 Nov. 2016 Upgrade to JDK 7 FND Apr. 2017 OAF Bundle 5 Jun. 2016 JTT Update 4 Oct. 2016 Daylight Savings Time DSTv28 Nov. 2016 Upgrade to JDK 7     Apply the latest security updates Jan. 2018 Critical Patch Update SHA-2 PKI Certificates SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2 Sign JAR files Jan. 2018 Critical Patch Update SHA-2 PKI Certificates SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2 Sign JAR files Oct. 2015 Critical Patch Update April 2016 Critical Patch Update Use the latest certified desktop components Use the latest JRE 1.8, 1.7, or 1.6 release that meets your requirements. Switch to Java Web Start Upgrade to IE 11 Upgrade to Firefox ESR 52 Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016) Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607) Use the latest JRE 1.8, 1.7, or 1.6 release that meets your requirements Switch to Java Web Start Upgrade to IE 11 Upgrade to Firefox ESR 52 Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016) Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607)     Upgrade to the latest database Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 If you're using Oracle Identity Management Upgrade to Oracle Access Manager 11.1.2.3 Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.9 Migrate from Oracle SSO to OAM 11.1.2.3 Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.9     If you're using Oracle Discoverer Migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA). Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017 Migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA). Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017     If you're using Oracle Portal Migrate to Oracle WebCenter  11.1.1.9 Migrate to Oracle WebCenter 11.1.1.9 or upgrade to Portal 11.1.1.6 (End of Life Jun. 2017).    

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for E-Business...

Application Tier

Critical Patch Update for January 2018 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for January 2018 was released on January 16, 2018. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible. The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents.  Supported products that are not listed in the "Supported Products and Components Affected" Section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied. The Critical Patch Update Advisory is available at the following location: Oracle Technology Network It is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches. The next four Critical Patch Update release dates are: April 17, 2018 July 17, 2018 October 16, 2018 January 15, 2019 References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Critical Patch Update (Oct 2017) (Doc ID 2304968.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Security Guide, Release 12.2 - Secure Configuration Secure Configuration Guide for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Doc ID 403537.1) Related Articles Critical Patch Update for October 2017 Now Available Critical Patch Update for July 2017 Now Available Critical Patch Update for April 2017 Now Available  Critical Patch Update for January 2017 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for January 2018 was released on January 16, 2018. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible. The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the...

Apple macOS

JRE 1.8.0_161/162 Certified with Oracle EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_161 (a.k.a. JRE 8u161-b12) and JRE 1.8.0_162 (a.k.a. JRE 8u162-b16) and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows clients. Java Web Start is available This JRE release may be run with either the Java plug-in or Java Web Start. Java Web Start is certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows clients.   Considerations if you're also running JRE 1.6 or 1.7 JRE 1.7 and JRE 1.6 updates included an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available for those Java releases. It is expected that Java deployment technology will not be packaged in later Java 6 or 7 updates. JRE 1.7.0_161 (and later 1.7 updates) and 1.6.0_171 (and later 1.6 updates) can still run Java content.  They cannot launch Java. End-users who only have JRE 1.7 or JRE 1.6 -- and not JRE 1.8 -- installed on their Windows desktop will be unable to launch Java content. End-users who need to launch JRE 1.7 or 1.6 for compatibility with other third-party Java applications must also install the JRE 1.8.0_152 or later JRE 1.8 updates on their desktops. Once JRE 1.8.0_152 or later JRE 1.8 updates are installed on a Windows desktop, it can be used to launch JRE 1.7 and JRE 1.6.  How do I get help with this change? EBS customers requiring assistance with this change to Java deployment technology can log a Service Request for assistance from the Java Support group. All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops: From JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline From JRE 1.7.0_10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline  From JRE 1.8.0_25 and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline We test all new JRE releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team.  You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 6, 7, or 8 releases to your EBS users' desktops. 32-bit and 64-bit versions certified This certification includes both the 32-b