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

Print REMOTE_USER CGI Variable in JSP on WebLogic 11g

There could be a number of reasons you want to verify the value of the REMOTE_USER variable in an app you are running in WebLogic. A quick way to check is by dropping in a JSP file that prints the value: <html> <body> REMOTE_USER: <%= request.getRemoteUser() %> </body> </html>

Registering Oracle HTTP Server with Oracle WebLogic Server

For Fusion Middleware Control to be able to manage and monitor Oracle HTTP Server instances, they must be registered with the domain. To do this, you must register Oracle HTTP Server with Oracle WebLogic Server using the following command: WEBHOST1> cd ORACLE_INSTANCE/bin WEBHOST1> ./opmnctl registerinstance -adminHost -adminPort 7001 -adminUsername weblogic

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

Oops. Did I just delete my WebLogic managed server?

Of all the wonderfulness that comes with Oracle’s latest product releases, there are always those little thing that make you scratch your head. This one is funny. Be VERY careful with your buttons in WebLogic server. If you accidentally click Delete, there is NO confirmation prompt. Nothing that asks “Are you sure?”. So, in a heartbeat, you could simply delete your managed server.