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Pascal Brand
Senior Consultant & Middleware Technology Leader

Pascal Brand has more than thirty years of IT experience, seventeen in Oracle product support. He is specialized in Oracle Fusion Middleware stack. He has a solid expertise in problem analysis and solution searches. He is skilled in the implementation of high availability infrastructures using Oracle Fusion Middleware Technology. He is Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) Oracle Application Server 10g, Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) WebLogic 11g System Administrator, Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) WebLogic 12c System Administrator, and ITIL Foundation V3 certified. Pascal Brand holds a Master's Degree, Industrial data processing delivered by the Haute Alsace University.
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How to change oam-config.xml to adapt to Oracle Access Manager configuration change

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After upgrading the Oracle Access Manager from 11.1.2.3 to 12.2.1.3, I extended the WebLogic Domain with User Messaging Services to be able to use the Forget Password feature. The Oracle Support note ID 2302623.1 gives a good example how to do. Oracle Access Manager 12cps3 (OAM 12.2.1.3.0) Sample Application Demonstrates Forgot Password Flow Using Multi Factor Authentication REST APIs ( Doc ID 2302623.1 ). But the OAM AdaptiveAuthenticatorPlugin was missing the UmsClientUrl property and without…

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Node Manager not starting after using unpack to install a WebLogic domain on a remote machine.

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Created a domain using the config.sh script that is using several hosts. The pack and unpack command has been used to install the domain on the remote servers. The pack command:cd $FMW_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin ./pack.sh -domain=/u02/config/domains/workshop_domain \ -template=/home/weblogic/workshop/lab_DomainCreation/workshop_template.jar \ -template_name=workshop_template \ -managed=trueThe new created jar file was copied on the remote server and the unpack command run:cd $FMW_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin ./unpack.sh -domain=/u02/config/domains/workshop_domain \ -template=/home/weblogic/workshop/lab_DomainCreation/workshop_template.jarStarting the node manager failed due to the DemoIdentity Java KeyStore file missing. This one was…

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Upgrade Oracle Internet Directory from 11G (11.1.1.9) to 12C (12.2.1.3)

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There is no in-place upgrade for the OID 11.1.1.9 to OID 12C 12.2.1.3. The steps to follow are the following: Install the required JDK version Install the Fusion Middleware Infrastructure 12c (12.2.1.3) Install the OID 12C (12.2.1.3) in the Fusion Middleware Infrastructure Home Upgrade the exiting OID database schemas Reconfigure the OID WebLogic Domain Upgrade the OID WebLogic Domain 1. Install JDK 1.8.131+ I have used the JDK 1.8_161 cd /u00/app/oracle/product/Java tar xvf ~/software/jdk1.8.0_161 set…

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User Session lost using ADF Application

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In one of my missions, I was involved in a new Fusion Middleware 12C (12.2.1.2) installation with an ADF application and an Oracle report server instance deployments . This infrastructure is protected using an Access Manager Single Sign on Server. In Production, the complete environment is fronted by a WAF server ending the https. On the TEST The complete environment is fronted by a SSL reverse proxy ending the https. In the chosen architecture, all…

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Deploy WebLogic docker images using Docker Toolbox and Virtual Box on Windows

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I was interested to run Docker on my Windows machine and found out the Docker Toolbox for Windows that configure itself with the already installed VirtualBox at installation time. Once installed, You can start the Docker QuickStart shell preconfigured for a Docker command-line environment. At startup time it will start a VM named default and will be ready to work with Docker. Starting “default”… (default) Check network to re-create if needed… (default) Waiting for an IP……

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New installed Fusion Middleware Reports or Forms WebLogic Servers fails to start after configuring SSL

By | Application integration & Middleware, Oracle | No Comments

We installed a Fusion Middleware reports and Forms 12.2.1.2.0 on a Linux Server. Those are single node Reports and Forms WebLogic Servers. After disabling the Non SSL Listen Port, we got the below error in the WebLogic Servers log files while starting the Managed Server with only SSL ports enabled. ####<Aug 19, 2017 9:22:44 PM GMT+00:00> <Notice> <Security> <host01.example.com> <WLS_Reports> <[ACTIVE] ExecuteThread: ‘0’ for queue: ‘weblogic.kernel.Default (self-tuning)’> <<WLS Kernel>> <> <> <1320441764877> <BEA-090082> <Security initializing…

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Configuring WebLogic Server 12.2.1.3 Diagnostics Framework policies and actions

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Configure a Policy-action (new name for watch-notification) to send a JMX notification when the monitored WebLogic Server is having stuck threads or high memory usage. We will use a simple JMX notification listener program which can process WLDF JMX notifications. In this case, it will simply print the contents of the notification. For simplicity, we will have only two servers in the domain, AdminServer (admin-server) and Server1 (managed-server). We will configure WLDF on the Server1…

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DOAG 2017 – Middleware: Automation and Docker container streams

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End of last Month I participated as presenter to the DOAG 2017. It was interesting to see the growing interest on the automatic deployment tools. I presented the way the Fusion Middleware cloning can be used with such automation tool to lower the time needed to install an environment. The Fusion Middleware cloning is based on a master installation where all patches, configuration, system components are installed and configured. Thus, a real time reduction when…

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How to rename an existing Fusion Middleware WebLogic Domain

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Some times it happens that we need to rename an existing fusion Middleware WebLogic domain. I was asked to do such on a Fusion Middleware Reports & Forms environment. I took some time to check how this can be done and did some testing to confirm it works as expected. The difficulty is not the WebLogic Domain itself as a WebLogic domain can be created quickly but it is time consuming if the complete configuration…

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Configuring Fusion Middleware 12C Reports Server with Single Sign On and External LDAP server

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Most of the time when the Reports Server is configured with an Single Sign On Server, it uses the same external LDAP server as the Single Sign On Server. In our case, we used an Oracle Access Manager as Single Sign On and an Oracle Internet Directory as LDAP server. Of course the Fusion Middleware needs to be configured with the external LDAP server. This means an Oracle Internet Directory authenticator provider declared in the…

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