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Pascal Brand

Pascal Brand

Using LDAP resolved connection descriptor in WebLogic JDBC data sources.

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I got the question if it is possible to have a the WebLogic JDBC Data Source to be resolved by an LDAP entry. The answer is yes; since WebLogic 12.2.1.3 a JDBC connection pool URL declaration can point to an LDAP entry. This can be done by simply editing an existing JDBC data source. jdbc:oracle:thin:@ldap://vm01.dbi-workshop.com:1389/cn=orcl,cn=OracleContext,dc=DatabaseConnection,dc=com Of course the LDAP server needs to have been configured to store the TNS entries. I explained how to do…

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How to declare TNS entries in Oracle Unified Directory (OUD)

By | Application integration & Middleware, Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

Using a LDAP server to store the TNS connection strings can be a single point of declarations for all client tools. Note that it can be a single point of failure too, thus, a High Availability LDAP configuration is recommended for production use. In my case, I was interested in using a LDAP as TNS connections repository for the WebLogic Domains Data-Source connections. I used a Oracle Unified Directory (OUD). The first step is to…

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After login as administrator to the WebLogic console, impossible to run administration action

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

For a few weeks I was faced with a problem that I had never encountered before. On a Windows Server, browsing to the WebLogic Administration console, I was not able to do any modification or even check the monitoring screens. I always got a message that an error occurred without more explanation. After a new start of the WebLogic Administration Server, the error disappeared but was back after a day a a few hours. <An…

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WebLogic 12.2.1.4 software installation or upgrade, installs and configure Coherence cache in the domains

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We are using silent installation to install WebLogic Server software based on a response file with “INSTALL_TYPE=WebLogic Server” but it looks like the coherence server is installed becuase when we start the WebLogic Server, the following can be seen in the WebLogic log files: Oracle Coherence Version 12.2.1.4.0 Build 74888 Grid Edition: Development mode Copyright (c) 2000, 2019, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 2020-01-03 14:18:45.334/42.467 Oracle Coherence GE 12.2.1.4.0 (thread=[ACTIVE] ExecuteThread: ‘5’ for…

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DOAG 2019: Cloud or Kubernetes on premise and CI/CD pipeline at the top of (my) interest

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The DOAG 2019 is just over now and if I check the subject of sessions I was attending, I have the feeling the Cloud and Kubernetes on-premise deployments and CI/CD pipelines were the top subjects interesting people or may be just me !! I started by a devOps session and then followed a lot of Kubernetes or containers related sessions. The three following sessions are those I directly think about when trying to summarize. “The…

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How to check WebLogic SAML 2.0 Identity Provider WebSSO partner SSO signing certificat

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One of the most frequent issue with WebLogic SAML 2.0 identity Asserter is that the Identity Provider metadata used to register the WebSSO partner contains an expired certificate. I got the request to find out how to check the SAML 2.0 Identity Asserter WebSSO partner metadata using WLST. The script below looks for a authentication provider having the word IDP in its name and checks the WebSSO partner metadata for the not after validity date….

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Configuring Oracle DB data source in JBoss EAP 7.1

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Introduction This blog explains how to install and use an Oracle database JDBC driver in JBoss EAP 7.1 standalone instance and in a domain deployment. Oracle JDBC driver installation The first step is to install the JDBC driver in the JBoss installation. This can be done copying the files to the right directory or using the JBoss CLI to do the install properly. I will use the JBoss CLI script for this. Start the JBoss…

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Extend a Oracle Access Manager 12.2.1.3 with User Messaging Service

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After upgrading a Oracle Access Manager from 11.1.2.3 to 12.2.1.3, one of my customer requested from me to configure the Forget Password feature. This feature requires the User Messaging Service that was part of the SOA software in previous versions. Now it is part of the Oracle Access Manager software and the WebLogic Domain can be extended with the UMS services. Extend WebLogic Domain [[email protected] ~]$ cd /u01/app/fmw_oim_12213/ [[email protected] fmw_oim_12213]$ ls cfgtoollogs coherence domain-registry.xml em…

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DOAG 2018: Key word: “Docker”

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

In my blog about the DOAG Last year I said that saw a growing interest on the automatic deployment tools and Docker containers. This year confirmed the interest. They were a lot of presentations about Docker containers, Kubernetes, OpenShift. This for the database stream, the DevOps stream but also the Middleware one. I numbered more than 25 sessions where the keyword Docker appeared in the Abstract. Despite my will, I was not able to assist…

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