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Pascal Brand

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

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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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Stephane Biehler

Documentum D2 4.5 and IE compatibility and F5

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We had a problem with a customer where D2 was not loading properly in IE when going through F5 (load balancer). When trying to access D2 through the F5, let’s say: https://d2prod/D2 only a few menus and some part of the workspace were loading but it ended to say “Unexpected error occured”. Investigation It would have been too easy if this error appeared in the logs, but it didn’t. So that means it was not…

 
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Arnaud Berbier

UKOUG 2016 – Third day

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Today, it’s the third day in Birmingham for the UKOUG Tech16 event. We had a good time yesterday evening in English pubs. Today, I attended several sessions. Sessions that I was mostly interested in was the “Application Express 5.1 New Features part 1 and part 2. The 1st session was presented by David Peake from Oracle. He provided main new features that will come with Apex 5.1. He demonstrates new capability for developer usage improvement in terms…

 
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Arnaud Berbier

UKOUG 2016 – Second day

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This second day at UKOUG was quite good. I slept well at the Jurys Inn hotel and this morning, I enjoyed one more time a real English breakfast with beans, bacons, eggs and sausages. I like that to be fit over all the day Today, I attended the general Keynote and several sessions around integration, APEX & Database Development and Database. My colleague, Franck Pachot also presented today and I attended his session “12c Multitenant: Not…

 
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Arnaud Berbier

UKOUG – Tech16 – Super Sunday

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  This year, I had the opportunity to attend the UKOUG 2016 which took place in Birmingham. This event normally begin on Monday but each year, there is a complimentary afternoon with high technical presentation for those who are registered for the Tech16 called super Sunday. For this first Super Sunday afternoon at UKOUG 2016, I followed 2 sessions and I participated to an hands on lab around the cloud. The 1st session was very…

 
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Stephane Biehler

Documentum – Cannot delete document due to VD/assembly references

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I went into an error that you might already have once, so here is a quick guide on how to fix it. When deleting a document from D2 I had a popup with an error like: Cannot delete file because it is still referenced in a virtual document or an assembly. Well indeed the document that I wanted to delete was previously in a VD, but for some reasons I couldn’t find the VD by…

 
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Stephane Biehler

Documentum xPlore – ftintegrity tool not working

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I’ve been patching around some xPlore servers for a while and recently I went into an issue regarding the ftintegrity tool. Maybe you figured it out as well, for xPlore 1.5 Patch 15 the ftintegrity tool available in $DSEARCH_HOME/setup/indexagent/tools was corrupted by the patch. I think for some reason the libs were changed and the tool wasn’t able to load anymore. I asked EMC and they said it was a known bug which will be…

 
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Pascal Brand

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

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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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Morgan Patou

Manage GitHub behind a proxy

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I’m quite used to GitHub since I’m using it pretty often but I actually never tried to use it behind a proxy. In the last months, I was working on a project and I had to use GitHub to version control the repository that contained scripts, monitoring configurations, aso… When setting up my local workstation (Windows) using the GUI, I faced an error showing that GitHub wasn’t able to connect to the repository while I…

 
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Pascal Brand

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

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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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