Friday, November 23, 2012

E-Business Suite R12 integration with Oracle Identity Management 11g

After successful implementations of Oracle SSO 10g with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i and R12, I have now completed an installation and implementation of the Oracle Identity Management and Access Management 11g. This is the Single Sign-On solution of Oracle.
We used the latest version of Oracle Identity Management( Idm) solution, which is currently certified with E-Business Suite R12. This is version IdM 11gR1, to be more precise
Oracle Access Manager (OAM) provides the access management service for authentication and authorization and replaces the Oracle 10g OSSO service.
The current certified implementation requires an Oracle Internet Directory (OID). We have setup the synchronizing process of users from MS Active Directory to Oracle OID. Furthermore, we have setup Oracle provisioning from OID to EBS to create EBS users automatically.
We completed the installation with Kerberos authentication.  With this Windows Native Authentication (WNA) solution,  we created a ‘zero Single Sign-on’ solution. The user is authenticated by Kerberos tickets and user logon into EBS R12 is based on the network credentials.  Users do not need to enter the EBS username and password anymore, because they are already authenticated on the network. A very secure solution and saves a lot on user administration.
Overview of products installed:
- Oracle Identity Management  11g (
- Oracle Access Manager 11g (
- Oracle EBS Access Gate 11g (1.1.1)
- Oracle Webserver 11g
- Oracle WebGate 11g (
- Oracle WebLogic Server (10.3.5)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Certified Oracle IT Architecture Specialist!

Tonight I received an e-mail from PearsonVue that my score report for Exam 1Z1-574 was published. I didn't expect it this soon, since the beta period ended on May 26, if I remember well.
I was so happy to see that I have passed the exam!
Now it is official: I am Oracle IT Architecture Certified Specialist!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Collaborate Dutch Preview Event

‘COLLABORATE 12: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community’ is de grootste Oracle gebruikersgroep conferentie ter wereld en wordt jaarlijks georganiseerd in de Verenigde Staten. Het is hét evenement om bij te zijn wanneer je geïnteresseerd bent niet alleen in Oracle Applications (E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, Siebel, etc.) maar ook in Oracle Technologie in het algemeen, van ontwikkeling tot beheer. Duidelijke aanwezigheid van Oracle geeft ook aan dat Oracle zelf veel waarde hecht aan deze conferentie. Ook dit jaar zal een aantal Nederlandse Oracle experts een presentatie geven op deze conferentie: Roel Hartman (Logica), Alex Nuijten (AMIS), Arian Stijf (Arven) en Arnoud Roth (Inter Access). Aangezien niet iedereen naar Las Vegas kan om deze conferentie bij te wonen, wordt er door Inter Access een Dutch Preview Event georganiseerd op woensdag 18 april vanaf 17 uur op het kantoor van Inter Access te Hilversum, waar alle presentaties van deze experts zullen worden getoond. Van Application Development, E-Business Suite Security, SOA tot Oracle Fusion Applications, de onderwerpen zijn zo divers dat je zeker een interessante avond zult beleven.

Nodig gerust geïnteresseerden uit jouw netwerk uit om mee te komen! 

Wil je deelnemen aan dit event? stuur een mail naar
Kijk ook op LinkedIn en geef aan dat je komt!

Hieronder het programma van sprekers en presentaties:

Alex Nuijten, AMIS

Solving Puzzles with SQL: Cheating when playing the game SET
Set is a card game which is fun to play while exercising your mind. In this session you will learn about the SET game, as well as how you can leverage SQL to solve it really quickly.
Learn advanced features of SQL, such as Subquery Factoring and ANSI join syntax while we’re cheating in the game of SET.

Who’s Afraid of Analytic Functions
“I never had the need for Analytic Functions”, is one of the phrases that is heard quite often. Maybe that’s true, maybe it isn’t. Recognizing the need for a particular feature can only occur when you have enough exposure to the feature. In this presentation a number of real life examples will be covered which will show the power of Analytic Functions and the ease of solving the challenge at hand.
You can learn the syntax from the Oracle Documentation, but you will learn to recognize “the need for them” by real life examples.

Database Development: SQL Holmes – The Case of the Missing Performance
During this presentation, a case study is unfolded to reveal the true cause of a slow performing query. Did the database just “have a bad day”? Was the evil DBA to blame? The PL/SQL developer who didn’t get enough coffee? Or was it the application sending the “wrong” query in the first place?
In this classic “whodunnit” you will take a tour past the crime scene. Investigate the query, use the tools of the trade and collect all the relevant information. Follow the trail to uncover the truth and nothing but the truth…

Roel Hartman, Logica

5 Cool Things You Can Do With HTML5
There is a buzz going around about HTML5. What is it exactly? And can we use it now? What are the benefits in an APEX environment?
This presentation will answer these questions and contain some nice demo’s using the new HTML5 features.

APEX Boot Camp: Striving for Perfection: The Ultimate APEX Architecture
APEX supports a flexible architecture. That means that there are multiple ways of solving problems like: separation of data and logic, security issues, re-use, including javascript and CSS, etc. etc.
In this session I’ll give the pro’s and cons of each available option. As this is aimed to be an interactive session, the attendees are encouraged to put forward their own ideas – and concerns. So, maybe, in the end, we’ll reach the “Ultimate APEX Application Architecture”!

Done in 60 Seconds – Creating Web 2.0 Applications Made Easy
This is a two-part session. Dynamic Actions is the most striking new feature of APEX 4. In this session you will learn how to using this new feature will speed up the development of your Web 2.0 enabled APEX applications tremendously.
And of course the main part of this presentation will be live demo

Arian Stijf, Arven

Securing the E-Business Suite. A Layered Approach
In this presentation we look at the features available on different levels of the technology stack, from the User Management in eBS down to the OS and network level. In this presentation we will present you with an overview of features available to secure your e-Business Suite. We discuss a holistic approach to securing your suite, by showing you the interaction between different security features. After the presentation you will be able to achieve the required level of security throughout the entire tech stack.

From Workflow to BPEL
In the (near) future Workflow will be replaced by BPEL. In this presentation we show how customers can prepare for the transition to BPEL. We look at the differences in technology and structure. An overview of the SOA architecture is given. We show how workflows can be 're-designed' in BPEL. There is special attention for developing new workflows that are easier to transfer to BPEL. Hands-on a number of workflows are redesigned in BPEL

Arnoud Roth, Inter Access

Oracle Fusion Applications Architecture Fundamentals
Oracle Fusion Applications offers the new standard for Business. It also offers a new standard for applications technology and applications architecture. For anyone interested in Oracle Fusion Applications, this is a fundamentals session to explain the technical architectural elements, component interaction and major technology features of Oracle’s newest enterprise application: Oracle Fusion Applications.

Monday, April 11, 2011

IT Strategies from Oracle

Having an Enterprise Architecture is essential for successfully rolling out an IT strategy for almost any company. Enterprise Architecture is all about defining what your business wants to do from the perspective of why you want to do it, and translating it into how to do it. There are many frameworks available that help you define an architecture, be it Business, Data, Application or Technology related. For the latter, Oracle has developed a technology architecture, called the Oracle Reference Architecture (ORA). The ORA is part of the IT Strategies from Oracle.


The IT Strategies from Oracle give you a whole library of whitepapers, not only to develop a Reference Architecture for your own, by adapting the ORA to your needs, but it also focuses on the surrounding Enterprise Technology Strategies and Enterprise Solution Designs. In other words, ITSO covers both the horizontal technology perspectives (SOA, BPM, EDA, etc.), but also the vertical business perspectives (Utilities, Government, etc.).

Now, in case you think that this is all about Oracle Technology products, you might be surprised: the whole ITSO / Oracle Reference Architecture is Vendor-Neutral. It is only scoped to Oracle's product portfolio. Now, one might ask themselves: what technology product area's doesn't Oracle have products for, so that shouldn't be too much of an issue as far as completeness is concerned.

ITSO can help you organizing complex product landscapes, by means of a holistic approach to technology adoption. By covering the technology as a whole, you can reduce risk and become more in control of your IT solutions.

The ITSO, and, being part of it, the Oracle Reference Architecture is not an Architecture Framework. For this, many solutions are already available, of which TOGAF and Oracle's Enterprise Architecture Framework (OEAF) are good examples. The ORA can be perfectly integrated in any of the currently available frameworks.

If you are interested in the ITSO, please visit, you will find a great deal of information there:

Oracle Reference Architectures
These cover
  • Application Infrastructure Foundation,
  • Service Orientation,
  • Service-Oriented Integration,
  • Software Engineering,
  • Security,
  • Management and Monitoring

Enterprise Technology Strategies for Service-Oriented Architecture
Practitioner Guides
  • SOA Foundation
  • Creating an SOA Roadmap,
  • Frameworks for Governance,
  • Identifying Services,
  • Determining ROI,
  • Software Engineering

Enterprise Technology Strategies for Business Process Management
These documents contain
  • BPM Foundation
  • BPM Infrastructure
  • Practitioner Guide on Creating a BPM Roadmap
I am sure you will find something useful in this library for your enterprise information technology strategy.
Be sure to check it out!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Finally took the step: Twitter

I have just tweeted for the very first time in my life. Awkward feeling, especially since I am not altogether convinced whether twitter really suits me. On the other hand, blogging takes a lot of time which I can spare really, so maybe twitter will fill the gap...
My account, for anyone interested in following me: OraClever (I have no followers yet, so please...?:-)

Monday, January 31, 2011

TOGAF 9 Certified

In the week before Christmas, I attended a TOGAF 9 course ( This was particularly interesting, since I have certain architectural responsibilities at the company I work for. TOGAF is becoming more and more a world leading framework for developing architectures.
It was a five-day training, and it has been a most interesting week. The trainer (Rienk de Kok) was very knowledgeable at the subject and clearly had a lot of working experience. He led us through the wondrous world of developing architectures, and at the end of the course week, we had to take the first exam (TOGAF Foundation). We all passed the exam, which gave us the key to the next exam: TOGAF Certified. In order to pass this exam, you have not only to know the terms and put them in the right place in the framework (Foundation exam), but also need to know how to apply the framework in a series of 8 cases that are examined in the Certified exam. I must say, it was a difficult exam. Not only because the cases are quite extensive (lots of reading), but the answers to the question that comes with each case each are differently awarded. In other words: 3 of the 4 answers are more or less correct in one way or another. There is one best answer, a second best answer and a least good answer. Beside these 3 answers there is one distractor (if you can call it a distractor... sometimes it is quite hard to tell...).
Today I passed the TOGAF Certified exam, which makes me TOGAF 9 Certified.

5 stars for the training and the trainer!
(and for me, passing both exams at the first attempt :-))

Friday, November 12, 2010

It has been some time...

...since I last posted here... It has been a busy time. Hopefully I will get back to blogging shortly.
Just be a little more patient...