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

Oracle Identity Management IdM/OID 11g Patch Set 3 (PS3) Download for Windows, Linux, etc.

Unlike WebCenter, SOA/BPM, WebLogic Server, and other products in the recent Middleware 11g PS3 release from Oracle, Identity Management 11g PS3 ( is not yet available as a full download on yet. What you need to do until they get the uploads posted is download from the Identity Management 11g download page and then download from My Oracle Support (aka Metalink) by finding patch set 11060980. I know it took me a little to find this, so hopefully this helps someone until the release is available on the public-facing website.

ktpass Version – Which version do I have?

If you have run into issues with ktpass, there is a chance you are not running the latest version. So, how do you check which ktpass.exe you are running? Find where ktpass is running while on your Windows 2003 Domain Controller by typing where ktpass in your command prompt. If it is not found, it might not be installed or it might not be in your PATH. If you installed it normally, there is a good chance it is located in C:\Program Files\Support Tools. Once you have tracked down where it lives, navigate to the folder and Right-click > Properties … Read More

BPM 11g Integrated with WebCenter Spaces (Process Spaces)

Our Fusion Middleware expertise allows us to bring it all together. Do you want to follow business processes and ensure transparency to your organization? M&S Consulting has implemented a next generation process portal built on Oracle BPM/SOA, Identity Management, WebCenter, and innovating solutions built by M&S from the ground up. Underlying technologies include WebLogic and ADF.

WebLogic and WebCenter SSO with IIS – Windows Native Authentication (WNA), SPNEGO using Active Directory (AD)

Setting up Windows Native Authentication (with Kerberos) Single Sign-On (SSO) within WebLogic can be tricky. One way to accomplish this is to use IIS to front-end the WebLogic cluster. You need to use an IISIdentityAsserter in this scenario. Using an Identity Asserter based on HTTP headers has security implications and it’s important to ensure the communications are locked down between the IIS front-end to the WebLogic cluster. I don’t have much time to type more about this, but was excited about some recent work and wanted to get a quick post up in reference to this.

OID Install in Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 5 – Shared Libraries Error

When installing 10g OID on OEL5, if you run into the following error, you can run the below commands to address the issue: Error: OPMN HTTP process fails to start. When you look in the log file, it says: /Apache/Apache/bin/httpd: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory To fix, run the following commands: # ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ # chmod 755 /usr/lib/ # chmod 755 /usr/lib/

Complete Fusion Middleware 11g environment setup

We have recently been working on and completed an entire Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g environment setup for a customer: Identity Management WebCenter (Framework and Services) SOA Suite UCM This article is part of the recent work short blurb series.