10g OSSO to 11g WebCenter Portal External Applications Migration

Oracle 10g to 11g diagram

We recently had a customer who undertook an Oracle Portal 10g to Oracle WebCenter 11g upgrade and ran into an issue with their External Applications and users. To give some context to the problem, there is a direct correlation between an Oracle 10g OSSO and Oracle 11g Webcenter portal for external applications but no way of migrating users from one to the other. Migrating from one system to another is never easy, and in this instance there was no mechanism to even begin the migration apart from manual migration of the data. This simply was not an option for the … Read More

Top 10 excuses why ADF has a slow(er than Oracle and organizations desire) uptake

So many of these are related, that I decided to simply list them in no specific order: “The technology changes/improves too rapidly, and I have fears of 1) ‘will what I am doing become old-school soon’ and 2) ‘is a new/better way of doing going to be released within a few months’.” “The documentation is daunting.” “The suggested pre-requisites and structured learning programs seem to change every few months.” “I have spent considerable time and money hiring smart coders that don’t take to 4GL development as readily.” “Code generating technologies have some negative connotations when it comes to code cleanliness, … Read More

Identity Management: From Oracle 10g to 11g – IdM, SSO, OAM

I have been running Oracle Identity Management 10g with heavy use of 10g SSO capabilities. Much of our web security architecture along with application authentication relies on this infrastructure. What do I do as development begins to shift from OracleAS to WebLogic, and our middleware stack goes from 10g to 11g? We will need to run 10g and 11g in production side-by-side for some period of time. This is a question many of our customers are asking and it is understandable that there is confusion around this. Oracle hasn’t provided the clearest of answers, and in general, identity management initiatives … Read More

WebCenter 11g PS3 on WebSphere

I was slightly excited about WebCenter 11g PS3’s ability to run on IBM WebSphere — not because I run WebSphere, but because it could open the doors for WebCenter at places that run an IBM infrastructure. I was disappointed to find that I couldn’t even download the WebSphere trial from IBM’s site (see the accompanying video). Ironically, the [WebSphere] server that is serving the download produces an Internet Server 500 error. Yes, I verified that others also received the error. I’ll stick with WebLogic for now.

Four Middleware 11g Servers — Here we go!

We just started into installs for four middleware servers for a customer. These will each run DB, WebLogic, IdM, SOA/BPM, UCM, and WebCenter — all 11g. There’s nothing like getting fresh, fast, functionally-useless hardware and turning it into a powerful piece of problem-solving equipment. – Historic M&S Dogma

Middleware 11g Patch Set 3 (PS3) = Oracle Middleware 12g? …and Where’s WebCenter?

Oracle has made some major improvements in 11g PS3 for multiple products in the Middleware offering. If they don’t consider this a major release (aka 12g), I can’t want to see what will actually be part of 12g. Exciting stuff.

[box type=”info”]We have been working with pre-release versions of WebCenter 11g PS3 for a while, so a bit disappointed that didn’t make it into the release date, but we’re hoping that will be soon to follow.[/box]

New versions of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g R1 ( include…