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Pascal Brand
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.
Pascal Brand

Using WebLogic 12C RESTful management for monitoring WebLogic Domains

By | Application integration & Middleware, Oracle | No Comments

WebLogic 12.2.1 provides a new RESTful management interface with full accesses to all WebLogic Server resources. This interface offers an alternative to the WLST scripting or JMX developments for the management and the monitoring of WebLogic Domains. The following of this blog provides a few examples demonstrating the simplicity and the efficiency of the REST requests. WebLogic Server State When checking a WebLogic Server state, we are interested in the state and in the “ActivationTime”…

 
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Using WebLogic 12C RESTful interface to query a WebLogic Domain configuration

By | Application integration & Middleware | No Comments

WebLogic 12.2.1 provides a new REST management interface with full accesses to all WebLogic Server resources. This new interface provides an alternative to the WLST scripting or JMX developments for management and monitoring of WebLogic Domains. This blog explains how the RESTful interface can be used to determine a WebLogic Domain configuration and display it’s the principals attributes. For this purpose, a Search RESTful call will be used. The RESTful URL to point to the…

 
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Apache JMeter and Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) token management

By | Application integration & Middleware | 2 Comments

Introduction In Nowadays web technologies a common defensive mechanism against Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks is to use a synchronizer token. This token might be unique for each request and thus it blocks us from using the recorded JMeter test session off the shelf. This blog will describe how this CSRF feature can be handled in JMeter. How to implement this feature The solution is to identify and extract the CSRF token from the response…

 
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Documentum story – User gets kicked out of D2 when navigating in D2Config

By | Entreprise content management | No Comments

On a customer site, one of the users complained about being kicked out each time he wanted to create new documents in D2. This issue is happening in a default deployment of D2 and D2Config in a WebLogic Domain.We found out that the user sessions for D2Config and D2 are conflicting together. This issue occurs if D2Config and D2 applications are opened in the same browser using different TABs and if the user is navigating…

 
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Documentum story – How to display correct client IP address in the log file when a WebLogic Domain is fronted by a load Balancer

By | Application integration & Middleware, Entreprise content management | No Comments

The Load Balancers do not provide the client IP address by default. The WebLogic HTTP log file (access_log) does not provide the client IP address but the Load Balancer one. This is sometimes a problem when diagnosing issues and the Single Sign On configuration does not provide the user name in the HTTP log either. In most of  the cases, the Load Balancer can provides an additional header named “X-Forwarded-For” but it needs to be…

 
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Using JMeter to run load test on a ADF application protected by Oracle Access Manager Single Sign On

By | Application integration & Middleware | 3 Comments

Introduction In one of my missions, I was requested to  run performance and load tests on a ADF application running in a Oracle Fusion Middleware environment protected using Oracle Access Manager. For this task we decided to use Apache JMeter because it  provides the control needed on the tests and uses multiple threads to emulate multiple users. It can be used to do distributed testing which uses multiple systems to do stress test.  Additionally, the…

 
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Using Apache JMeter to run load test on a Web applications protected by Microsoft Advanced Directory Federation Services

By | Application integration & Middleware | No Comments

One of my last mission was to configure Apache JMeter for performance and load tests on a Web Application. The access to this Web Application requires authentication provided by a Microsoft Advanced Directory Federation Services single Sign On environment. This Single Sign On communication is based on SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language). SAML is an XML-based open standard data format for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties, in particular, between an identity provider and…

 
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