Extend HCM Cloud with workflow process in Oracle Integration Cloud by Mani Krishnan


Oracle Integration Cloud provides rich work flow capabilities that can be integrated with Oracle SaaS applications. Oracle HCM cloud provides approval and work list capabilities for most needs. However, there are use cases where a complex workflow with multiple approvals and ability to enrich approval data from  multiple applications will be necessary. In this post, let’s look at seamlessly integrating integration cloud process user interfaces with HCM cloud.


Instructions in this post are applicable to Oracle Integration cloud on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Each OCI tenancy is associated with an IDCS instance, which supports identity federation with Oracle SaaS applications. Enabling identity federation with IDCS also allows seamless integration with many other Oracle PaaS products. The high-level steps are:

· Enable federation between IDCS and HCM Cloud

· Add Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) to a Identity provider policy

· Embed process UI in HCM cloud

Here is a depiction of the SAML federation solution:

User logs into HCM Cloud and opens a page with an embedded OIC process page. The OIC  process page should display content specific to the currently signed-in user without requiring user to log into IDCS or HCM Cloud. Steps 3,4 and 5 are transparent to the end user.

Enable identity federation between IDCS and HCM Cloud

Before identity federation can be validated, users and role assignments also must be synchronized between HCM Cloud and IDCS. There are several ways to achieve it. Follow instructions at this link to use the ESS Job in SaaS to synchronize users and role assignments. This task can be entirely performed by customers as self service. Read the complete article here.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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