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Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: February 2019 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 Oracle 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 MOS Note: How to Find E-Business Suite Patches & E-Business Suite Technology Stack Patches (Note 1633974.2) Upgrade Recommendations for February 2019   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 December 30, 2030 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 12.2.8 Oct 2018 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 Sep 2017 FND Apr 2017 Web ADI RPC Jan 2018 Report Manager Bundle 5 Nov 2018 EBS 12.2.7 OAF Update 1 Jan 2019 EBS 12.2.6 OAF Update 16 Nov 2018 EBS 12.2.5 OAF Update 20 Jul 2018 EBS 12.2.4 OAF Update 20 Nov 2018 ETCC Feb 2019 Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9 Daylight Savings Time DSTv32 Dec 2018 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 DSTv32 Dec 2018 Upgrade to JDK 7 N/A N/A Apply the latest security updates Jan 2019 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 Jan 2019 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 Switch to Java Web Start Use the latest JRE 1.8, 1.7, or 1.6 release that meets your requirements 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) Switch to Java Web Start Use the latest JRE 1.8, 1.7, or 1.6 release that meets your requirements 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) N/A N/A 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 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 If you're using Oracle Identity Management Upgrade to Oracle Access Manager 11gR2 or Oracle Access Manager 12c Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 or Oracle Internet Directory 12c or Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2 Migrate from Oracle SSO to Oracle Access Manager 11gR2 or Oracle Access Manager 12c Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 or Oracle Internet Directory 12c N/A N/A 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 N/A N/A If you're using Oracle Portal Migrate to Oracle WebCenter  11.1.1.9 Migrate to Oracle WebCenter 11.1.1.9 N/A N/A

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...

Application Tier

DSTv32 and DSTv31 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] Overview Two new timezone definition files, DSTv32 and DSTv31, are now available and certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1. Note that DST patches are cumulative and therefore include all previous Oracle DST updates. How Does Oracle E-Business Suite Work Across Timezones? Periodically, many countries or regions change their timezone definitions. In addition, and more frequently, they may switch to or from Daylight Saving Time or Summer Time. If your Oracle E-Business Suite environment is configured to support doing business across multiple timezones, you need to keep your timezone definition files up-to-date by applying patches as described in this article. This will ensure that the times transactions take place are recorded correctly, and thereby meet applicable business and legal requirements. Is My Oracle E-Business Suite Environment Affected? When a country or region changes its timezone definitions or DST rules, your Oracle E-Business Suite environment will require patching if either of the following is true: Your EBS environment is located in the affected country or region. Your EBS environment is located outside the affected country or region, but you conduct business or have customers or suppliers there. The two new patches are differentiated as follows: DSTv32 includes timezone information from the IANA Time Zone 2018e update, and includes changes or additions to the following timezone regions from the previous release: Africa/Khartoum, Africa/Windhoek, America/Grand_Turk, Asia/Famagusta, Pacific/Fiji, Pacific/Tongatapu. DSTv31 includes timezone information from the IANA Time Zone 2017c update, and includes changes or additions to the following timezone regions from the previous release: Southern Brazil, São Tomé and Príncipe, Palestine, Casey Station in Antarctica, North Korea. What Patches Do I Require? The following MOS Note identifies the various components in your Oracle E-Business Suite environment that may need DST patches: Complying with Daylight Saving Time (DST) and Time Zone Rule Changes in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.x (MOS Note 563019.1) What if I Do Not Apply the Relevant Patches? If you do business with a country or region that has changed its timezone definitions, and record a transaction that occurs at the boundary between the “old” and the “new” time, then the transaction may be recorded incorrectly. Specifically, that transaction's timestamp may be out by an hour. Related Articles DSTv28 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 DSTv27 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite 12.1 DSTv27 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite 12.2 References Complying with Daylight Saving Time (DST) and Time Zone Rule Changes in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.x (Note 563019.1)

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] Overview Two new timezone definition files, DSTv32 and DSTv31, are now available and certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1. Note that...

ETCC

February 2019 Updates to EBS 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 any missing overlay patches to the default corresponding Database Patch Set Update (PSU) patches, and displays them in a patch recommendation summary. The ETCC tool was designed to be self-documenting, but you can find an introduction to it in Section 3 of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (MOS Note 1594274.1). 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 12.1.0.2.190115 Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.190115 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.190115 Oracle Database Patch for Exadata BP 11.2.0.4.190115 Oracle Database PSU 11.2.0.4.190115 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 11.2.0.4.190115 Microsoft Windows Database PSU 11.2.0.4.190115 Oracle JavaVM Component 2.1.0.2.180417 on Windows Microsoft Windows Database BP 11.2.0.4.180417 Oracle JavaVM Component 11.2.0.4.180417 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 always 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 (MOS Note 1594274.1) Database Patch Set Update Overlay Patches Required for Use with PSUs (MOS Note 1147107.1) Database Patches Required by Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Engineered Systems: Exadata Database Machines and SuperClusters (MOS Note 1392527.1) Related Articles November 2018 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) January 2018 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) October 2017 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 Safari

Impact on EBS of Browser Desupport of TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1

Many browsers (including Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari) will soon no longer support either TLS 1.0 or 1.1.  Most likely, many of you have already migrated from SSL to TLS for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1: however, you should also make certain that you have configured Oracle E-Business Suite properly for TLS 1.2. What Do You Need to Do? Understand desupport notices for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 for browsers used by your organization.  Follow our documentation to meet the requirements for using TLS 1.2 with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 or 12.1: Enabling TLS in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (Note 1367293.1) Enabling TLS in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 (Note 376700.1) You have the option to configure Oracle E-Business Suite to work with TLS 1.2 only, or to be backward compatible with TLS 1.2, 1.1, and 1.0.  Either of these configurations will allow Oracle E-Business Suite to function properly with browsers that have desupported TLS 1.0 and 1.1.  Related Articles TLS 1.2 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.2 TLS 1.2 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.1 Frequently Asked Questions about EBS Security References Enabling TLS in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (Note 1367293.1) Enabling TLS in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 (Note 376700.1) FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite Security (Note 2063486.1)

Many browsers (including Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari) will soon no longer support either TLS 1.0 or 1.1.  Most likely, many of you have already migrated from SSL to TLS for Oracle...

New OA Framework 12.2.7 Update 2 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 12.2.7 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.7 Bundle 2 (Patch 28963259: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 12.2.7 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.7 will require this patch as a prerequisite.  What's new in this update? This bundle patch includes fixes for the following issues: When the LOV search icon is clicked, the link ‘Skip navigation elements to page contents’ takes focus. When adding attachments, an attachment title longer than 256 multibyte characters raises an error. Related Articles New OA Framework 12.2.7 Update 1 Now Available Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4

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 12.2.8 VM Virtual Appliance Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.8 VM Virtual Appliance is now available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. You can use this appliance to create an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 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 more information. EBS Technology Stack Components The Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 VM virtual appliance delivers the full software stack, including the Oracle Linux 6.10 (64-bit) operating system, Oracle E-Business Suite, and additional required technology components. The embedded technology components and their versions are listed in the table below: Technology Component Version (and associated MOS Doc ID if applicable) RDBMS Oracle Home 12.1.0.2 Application Code Level Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 Release Update Pack (Doc ID 2393248.1) R12.AD.C.Delta.10 and R12.TXK.C.Delta.10 (Doc ID 1617461.1) Consolidated technology patches for database and application tier techstack components (Doc ID 1594274.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Data Removal Tool (DRT) patches (Doc ID 2388237.1) Oracle Forms and Reports 10.1.2.3 WebLogic Server 10.3.6 Web Tier 11.1.1.9 JDK JDK 1.7.0_201 Java Plugin J2SE 1.7 Critical Patch Update (CPU) October 2018 (Doc ID 2445688.1)   REST Services Availability With Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.8, the required setup tasks for enabling Oracle E-Business Suite REST services provided through Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway are already preconfigured. This means that Oracle E-Business Suite integration interface definitions published in Oracle Integration Repository, a component in Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, are available for REST service deployment. Note that PL/SQL APIs, Java Bean Services, Application Module Services, Open Interface Tables and Views and Concurrent Programs are all REST-enabled in this VM virtual appliance. References Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for Oracle E-Business Suite Deployment Guide, Release 12.2.8 (My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2462176.1) 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 12.2.7 Now Available E-Business Suite 12.2 Certified with Oracle VM 3

We are pleased to announce that the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.8 VM Virtual Appliance is now available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. You can use this appliance to create an Oracle...

Continuing the Journey

Greetings, EBS Technology Blog readers! Speaking from my own experience as an Oracle E-Business Suite customer, this blog served as my go-to place for information regarding Oracle E-Business Suite Technology. So I understand first-hand the importance of this blog to you. We in the EBS Technology Product Management and Development Teams are grateful to Steven for his leadership in the continuing refinement and usability of Oracle E-Business Suite, and his pioneering use of this blog to better keep in touch with you, our customers. Personally, I could not have asked for a better mentor. Wishing you all the best, Steven! And, hoping our paths cross again soon and often. On behalf of the whole team, let me stress our continued commitment to the blog, and intention of operating with Steven's original guiding principle in mind: to bring you the information you need, when you need it. And ultimately, to keep improving how we do this. Steven's new path has left us with some rather large shoes to fill, so going forward, this blog will bring you the distinctive individual voices of a number of highly experienced experts from our team who will be giving you their own unique insights into what we have delivered. Over the next few weeks, Kevin and I will be re-introducing you to some of our existing and frequent contributors and introducing you to new blog authors. Our key goal is to continue to provide you, our readers and customers, the very latest news direct from Oracle E-Business Suite Development. And last but by no means least, we look forward to hearing your comments and feedback as we continue the journey of this blog. Related Articles A New Chapter, Redux Reintroducing Elke Phelps Introducing Kevin Hudson A New Chapter

Greetings, EBS Technology Blog readers! Speaking from my own experience as an Oracle E-Business Suite customer, this blog served as my go-to place for information regarding Oracle E-Business Suite...

Apple macOS

JRE 1.8.0_201/202 Certified with Oracle EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_201/202 (a.k.a. JRE 8u201-b9) and 1.8.0_202 (JRE 8u202-b9) 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? Mac users running Mac OS X 10.12 (High Sierra) can run JRE 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 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_201/202 (a.k.a. JRE 8u201-b9) and 1.8.0_202 (JRE 8u202-b9) and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 for Window...

Apple macOS

JRE 1.7.0_211 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_211 (a.k.a. JRE 7u211-b7) 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 10.12 (High Sierra) can run JRE 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 and later updates on the JRE 1.7 codeline. 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_211 (a.k.a. JRE 7u211-b7) 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. W...

Application Tier

Critical Patch Update for January 2019 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for January 2019 was released on 15 January 2019. Oracle strongly recommends applying the CPU patches as soon as possible. New MOS Note for EBS CPUs To make it easier for you to find the latest available Oracle E-Business Suite CPU document, we published a new document, Identifying the Latest Critical Patch Update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Doc ID 2484000.1).  This new document will always contain a link to the latest available Oracle E-Business Suite CPU document. We recommend you bookmark My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2484000.1 in your favorites list in My Oracle Support.      Oracle CPU Announcements The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for reviewing all Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisories, Security Alerts and Bulletins. It includes a list of products affected, risk matrices of fixed vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents. 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: 16 April 2019 16 July 2019 15 October 2019 14 January 2020 Additional References Identifying the Latest Critical Patch Update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Doc ID 248400.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Critical Patch Update (January 2019) (Doc ID 2480398.1) 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 October 2018 Now Available 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 January 2019 was released on 15 January 2019. Oracle strongly recommends applying the CPU patches as soon as possible. New MOS Note for EBS CPUs To make it easier for...

New OA Framework 12.2.7 Update 1 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 first OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.7 Bundle 1 (Patch 28830603: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 12.2.7 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.7 will require this patch as a prerequisite.  What's new in this update? This bundle patch includes fixes for the following issues: The table scroll bar position is lost after navigating records in a table. Entering Japanese characters in a KFF LOV input field and then tabbing out of the field results in incorrect characters being shown in KFF LOV segments. In IE 11, the page scrolls vertically upwards if a user either clicks on the LOV search icon or tabs out of the message LOV input field. Related Articles Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4

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 12.2.6 Update 17 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 17 (Patch 28805689: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: Search results are incorrect on submitting a page when the focus is on a PPR-enabled item. When using IE 11, if a viewport size changes after a table is initialized, any subsequent PPR will not resize the table proportionally to the actual viewport width. 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 New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 15 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 16 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 12.2.4 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 12.2.4 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.4 Bundle 20 (Patch 28034418: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: When Rich Table Interaction is set to off, data binding for user-customizable properties does not take effect for classic tables. 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 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...

EBS Releases 12.1 and 12.2 certified with SLES 12

I am pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1.3 and 12.2.6 (or higher) are now certified with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 on x86-64. Installations of E-Business Suite on this operating system require specific patches to the latest startCD prior to installing, followed by the application of the 12.1.3 RUP or the 12.2.6 RUP (or higher) for EBS 12.1 and 12.2 respectively. Cloning of existing EBS 12.1.3 or 12.2 environments to SLES 12 is also certified using the standard Rapid Clone process. There are also requirements to upgrade technology components such as the Oracle Database (to 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2) and Fusion Middleware components as necessary. All requirements, known issues, patches needed, etc. are noted in the Installation and Upgrade Notes (IUN) below and must be reviewed and implemented. For more information on requirements, please review the following documents: Oracle E-Business Suite Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.2) for Linux x86-64 (My Oracle Support Document 1330701.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.1.1) for Linux x86-64 (My Oracle Support Document 761566.1) Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Rapid Clone (My Oracle Support Document 1383621.1) Cloning Oracle Applications Release 12 with Rapid Clone (My Oracle Support Document 406982.1)  

I am pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1.3 and 12.2.6 (or higher) are now certified with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 on x86-64. Installations of E-Business Suite...

Certifications

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 16 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 16 (Patch 28649181: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: Partial Page Rendering (PPR) event queuing fails intermittently in the IE 11 browser on Windows 7. The table scroll bar cannot be moved up or down on the iProcurement item search page. Text inside a disabled message text area fails to wrap and may therefore not display fully in the IE 11 browser. An advanced table with many columns shows blank on scrolling down in the IE 11 browser on Windows 7. 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 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...

Application Tier

November 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 12.1.0.2.181016 Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.181016 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.181016 Oracle Database Patch for Exadata BP 12.1.0.2.181016 Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.181016 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.181016 Microsoft Windows Database BP 12.1.0.2.181016 Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.181016 on Windows Microsoft Windows Database BP 12.1.0.2.181016 Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.181016 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...

EBS 12.2

Announcing Continuous Innovation on Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2

Oracle announced a “Continuous Innovation” release model for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, delivering ongoing applications and underlying technology stack updates without a major upgrade. At the same time, we are announcing Premier Support for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 through at least 2030. This means that Oracle E-Business Suite customers already running on 12.2 can continue to access new applications functionality and separately uptake later versions of underlying technology for years to come, without the time and expense of a major release upgrade.  Oracle E-Business Suite customers historically have adopted new versions of the technology stack together with a new applications code level via a major release upgrade. This involved using Oracle’s Rapid Install tool to deliver new versions of Oracle Fusion Middleware platform technologies, a new applications code level, and upgrade scripts to move the schema, PL/SQL, and data in place to the new Oracle E-Business Suite release level. It has been Oracle’s plan to move to a Continuous Innovation release model that separates technology stack updates from applications code updates, allowing E-Business Suite customers to consume later technology while retaining their current applications code level. We previously announced that we would start Continuous Innovation with the next major 12.X release, after the existing 12.2 release. We have since determined that we can implement Continuous Innovation on the existing 12.2 release, removing the need for a new 12.X release. For more details, see: Announcing Continuous Innovation on Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 (PDF)

Oracle announced a “Continuous Innovation” release model for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, delivering ongoing applications and underlying technology stack updates without a major upgrade. At the same...

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JRE 1.7.0_201 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_201 (a.k.a. JRE 7u201-b11) 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 10.12 (High Sierra) can run JRE 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 and later updates on the JRE 1.7 codeline. 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_201 (a.k.a. JRE 7u201-b11) 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....

Apple macOS

JRE 1.6.0_211 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

The latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_211 (a.k.a. JRE 6u211-b11) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients. Final Release for Java 6 This is the final release on the Java 6 codeline. Extended Support for Java 6 SE ends on December 31, 2018. There will be no further Java 6 updates: Oracle Java SE Support Roadmap All customers should upgrade desktop clients to JRE 7, JRE 8, or JWS 8 at their earliest convenience.  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 10.12 (High Sierra) can run JRE 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_211 (a.k.a. JRE 6u211-b11) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients. Final Release for Java 6 This...

Apple macOS

JRE 1.8.0_191/192 Certified with Oracle EBS 12.1 and 12.2

[Nov. 8, 2018 Update: Fixed JRE version numbers]  Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_191 (a.k.a. JRE 8u191-b12) and 1.8.0_192 (8u172-b12) 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? Mac users running Mac OS X 10.12 (High Sierra) can run JRE 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 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

[Nov. 8, 2018 Update: Fixed JRE version numbers]  Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_191 (a.k.a. JRE 8u191-b12) and 1.8.0_192 (8u172-b12) and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with...

Advanced Compression

New White Paper: Oracle EBS 12.2 with Database 12.1.0.2 Advanced Row Compression

Oracle Database 12c Advanced Compression provides features designed to compress structured data (Advanced Row Compression), unstructured data (Advanced LOB Deduplication and Compression), database backups (RMAN and Data Pump Compression), and network traffic (Data Guard Redo Log Transport and Advanced Network Compression).  Our EBS architects have released a new whitepaper that focuses on Advanced Row Compression: Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Advanced Row Compression (Note 2458161.1) This whitepaper quantifies the storage benefits for Oracle E-Business Suite and documents its effect on performance. Advanced Row Compression can reduce your current storage requirements as well as defer the future purchase and integration of additional storage. It includes optimization for Flashback Data Archive (FDA) history tables, which reduces the storage requirements for using FDA to track changes to tables. Importantly, Advanced Row Compression is completely transparent to Oracle E-Business Suite and can even be used with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) tablespace encryption because compression is applied before the data blocks are encrypted. The compression ratio depends on the data being compressed and more specifically the cardinality of the data. Customers have reported a reduction in storage by a factor of 2x to 4x across a range of systems. This new white paper examines whether this is the case for Oracle E-Business Suite.  Related Articles New Whitepaper: Advanced Compression 11gR1 Benchmarks with EBS 12

Oracle Database 12c Advanced Compression provides features designed to compress structured data (Advanced Row Compression), unstructured data (Advanced LOB Deduplication and Compression), database...

Application Tier

Updated: Minimizing EBS 12.2.8 Upgrade Downtimes

We have updated our recommendations for minimizing downtimes when upgrading to EBS 12.2.8: Best Practices for Minimizing Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.n Upgrade Downtime (Note 1581549.1) Written by Jim Machin, a senior member of our Applications Performance group, this white paper contains a wealth of detailed technical recommendations for reducing the amount of time needed for an EBS 12.2.8 upgrade.  It covers: Technical preparation and planning activities Diagnostics for monitoring and troubleshooting performance issues Common solutions to performance issues Oracle Applications Tablespace Model (OATM) considerations Methods for purging old data Gathering statistics Detailed recommendations for improving resource management, sizing, and workloads Latest updates to this whitepaper This white paper is updated regularly with new tips and recommendations based upon our Application Performance group's work with actual EBS 12.2 customers and their Service Requests.  All EBS 12.2 sysadmins should monitor this white paper regularly.  This latest version includes the following updates: High Level of "enq: KO - fast object checkpoint" wait event – Internal Only Middle Tier Sizing / Applications Tier Bottlenecks Additional Fixed Object and Dictionary statistics information and advice. Additional Materialized View advice, including ADZDMVREFRESHNEEDED.sql Explicit mention of Online Patching Readiness reports and compliance checker in pre upgrade activities. Improved explanation of how AD_ZD_TABLE_APPLY.sql uses DBMS_PARALLEL_EXECUTE to split work into chunks and call DBMS scheduler. Addition of solutions for long running AD_ZD_TABLE_APPLY.sql. Specific instances where extent size and high row length could impact batch size and performance adversely. Advice for initialization parameter db_writer_processes Additional references to documents 554539.1 1065393.1 and 2125596.1. Remove references to document 1585857.1 Amend SGA and Huge Pages advice Related Articles Recommended Database Parameters Updated for EBS 12 New Whitepaper: Best Practices for Gathering EBS Database Statistics Rapid Install StartCD 51 for EBS 12.2 Now Available Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 Now Available  

We have updated our recommendations for minimizing downtimes when upgrading to EBS 12.2.8: Best Practices for Minimizing Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.n Upgrade Downtime (Note 1581549.1) Written...

Application Management Pack

New Features in Application Management Pack 13.1.1.1 for E-Business Suite

Guest Author: Angelo Rosado We are pleased to announce the release of Bundle Patch 2 for Application Management Pack 13.1.1.1.0 for Oracle E-Business Suite. This is the second update for AMP 13.1.1.1.0, which was released in July 2016. We strongly recommend that you apply Bundle Patch 2 as listed below, to obtain critical fixes and enhancements: Patch 28762719 BUNDLE PATCH 2 : OMS : E-BUSINESS SUITE PLUGIN 13.1.1.1.0 The patch can be downloaded from My Oracle Support, as shown below: What's New in Bundle Patch 2? Pre-validate & Discovery support for complex environments EBS Patch Recommendation to report on CPU Patches Enhanced Starting/Ending EBS Blackouts Critical customer bug fixes in the following modules: Discovery Smart Clone Patch Manager Customization Manger What else is New? Published procedures to Discover & Monitor EBS on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI): Procedures to install AMP on On-Premises Procedures to Install AMS on OCI Procedures to Discover & Monitor EBS using DB System on OCI: VM DB Single Node System VM DB System RAC Exadata System Certification of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 with Oracle Application Management Pack 13.1.1.1 Certification of Oracle Application Management Pack 13.1.1.1 with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13R3 References Getting Started with Oracle Application Management Pack (AMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite, Release 13.1.1.1.0 (Doc ID 2045552.1) Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Guide Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Metric Reference Manual  Related Articles Application Management Pack 13.1.1.1 for EM 13c Now Available  

Guest Author: Angelo Rosado We are pleased to announce the release of Bundle Patch 2 for Application Management Pack 13.1.1.1.0 for Oracle E-Business Suite. This is the second update for AMP...

AD & TXK Tools

Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: October 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 October 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 December 30, 2030 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 12.2.8 Oct. 2018 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 15 Oct 2018 EBS 12.2.5 OAF Update 20 July 2018 EBS 12.2.4 OAF Update 19 May 2017 ETCC Aug. 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 Oct 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 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 12c Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 12c Migrate from Oracle SSO to Oracle Access Manager 12c Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 12c     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...

E-Business Suite Technology

Open Interfaces Now Available from EBS Adapter in Oracle Integration Cloud

Open Interfaces are available as REST based web services as part of Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway’s August 2018 update. I am pleased to announce the availability of Open Interfaces from Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter in Oracle Integration Cloud. Open Interfaces include Open Interface Tables and Interface Views. Depending on direction of Open Interface Table, you will be able to perform CRUD operations on it. That is, you will be able to insert (Create), Read, Update or remove (Delete) data stored in an Open Interface table from Oracle Integration Cloud using EBS Adapter. Also, you will be able to submit the associated concurrent program for validation and further processing. And, you can Read data from Open Interface Views. This capability is available for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and E-Business Suite 12.2.3 and onwards. References Using the Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter with Oracle Integration Cloud Invoke Oracle E-Business Suite Open Interfaces from Oracle Integration Cloud An Example of Using an Open Interface REST Service as an Invoke (Target) Connection in an Integration Related Articles August 2018 Update to Integrated SOA Gateway Tutorial: Using Oracle EBS Adapter in Integration Cloud Service Tutorial: Configuring Integrated SOA Gateway in Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3

Open Interfaces are available as REST based web services as part of Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway’s August 2018 update. I am pleased to announce the availability of Open Interfaces...

Apple macOS

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 12.1 and 12.2. What Use-cases Are Certified? Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) R12 has two interfaces: a web-based (OA Framework/HTML) model for modules like iProcurement and iStore, and Oracle Forms/Java based model for our professional services modules like Oracle Financials. Firefox Quantum Extended Support Release (ESR) 60.x is now certified with macOS for both web-based and Oracle Forms/Java based models as outlined below. Firefox ESR 60.x is certified for EBS users running web-based (HTML / OA Framework) screens. Firefox ESR 60.x is certified for running Java content in EBS using Java Web Start (JWS) technology. Firefox ESR 60.x is not certified for running Java content in EBS using Java Plug-in technology. Certified Versions Oracle E-Business Suite Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 Desktop Operating System macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13.3 and later updates on the 10.13 codeline) Java Web Start (JWS) JRE 8 Update 171 and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline While this is the minimum recommended Java release, users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest and therefore most secure Java 8 CPU release available. Prerequisite Patch Requirements Running Firefox on macOS using Java Web Start (JWS) with EBS requires additional patching. For further information on patch and set up requirements see Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (Note 2188898.1)  Implications for Safari 12 on macOS 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 October 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. What changed in Safari 12? 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 on macOS platforms As of today, the latest certified versions of Safari and macOS 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. EBS customers who have upgraded to Safari 12 on macOS 10.13 can use Firefox ESR 60 to run Forms-based products via the Java Web Start technology. 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. References Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes Release 12 for macOS (OS X) (Note 1533334.1) Recommended Browsers for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 389422.1) Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (Note 2188898.1) Related Articles Java Web Start Now Available for EBS 12.1 and 12.2 Firefox Quantum ESR 60 Certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2

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 12.1 and 12.2. What Use-cases Are...

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 12.2.1.3 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...

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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....

Apple macOS

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...

AD & TXK Tools

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...