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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"...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

Elliptic Curve Cryptography Certificates Now Certified with EBS Release 12.1

We are pleased to announce that Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) certificates are now certified for use with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1. Key Points We previously announced certification of ECC certificates with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2. Elliptic Curve Cryptography supports both forward secrecy and stronger cipher suites. Apple's App Transport Security mandates forward secrecy, and we expect this to be a requirement for mobile clients. For additional...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

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...

Monday, July 9, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

Enabling Automatic EBS Application Tier Failover Between Physical Nodes on Oracle Solaris Clusters

This is a long-overdue tip of the hat to my colleagues in the Oracle Solaris group. I recently learned about an article they posted a couple of years ago about E-Business Suite 12.2 running on Oracle Solaris Cluster: Oracle E-Business 12.2 support on Oracle Solaris Cluster It is possible to install an EBS primary application tier and the associated WebLogic Administration Server on a logical host using Oracle Solaris Clusters. If the physical node hosting these EBS services...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

Reminder: Upgrade Oracle Enterprise Manager 11 to EM 13c

You can use the Application Management Pack plug-in to manage your E-Business Suite instances using Oracle Enterprise Manager. Extended Support for Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11.1 ended on April 30, 2018. EM 11 is now in Sustaining Support. You will still have access to existing resources, but no new updates, fixes, or certifications will be produced for EM 11. All Enterprise Manager 11 customers should upgrade to the latest EM release certified with EBS. As of today, the...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

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

WebADI and Report Manager use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros to integrate with Microsoft Office.  All VBA macros must be signed with a valid digital certificate.  If the certificate is invalid or expired, new Microsoft Office will display a warning in the Message Bar like this: Older Office versions may display a standalone security notice like this: The workarounds for handling these security alerts vary depending upon how the end-user's desktop is configured...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

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