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PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter March 2019

Dear PaaS Partner Community,

As part of the emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum April 8th to 12th 2019 we offer free hands-on trainings to become a cloud expert. You can choose either the two days Innovate SaaS (brand new content) workshop a two days Hackathon workshop or choose between several half day PaaS hands-on labs. The goal of these trainings is to prepare you for customer implementations and to become a certified implementation specialist. Lab topics include: Integration Cloud, Cases & Machine Learning & RPA, API CS, Lifecycle of Microprofile application development with Helidon.io, Managing and Deploying WebLogic Server into Kubernetes cluster, Serverless Application Development with Oracle Functions. Oracle JET, Visual Builder Cloud Service & SaaS, Content & Experience Cloud, Digital Assistant, Blockchain. For details please visit the registration page here.

In case you can’t make it to Spain attend one of our upcoming workshops to Innovate, extend and integrate SaaS in Espoo, Palma, Riyadh and London. All hands-on trainings require an Oracle free cloud trial. To request a free 30 days cloud trial, which can be extended or an additional month, please add yourself to our community wiki:

PaaS Demo Accounts (Community membership required).

You can promote, free of charge, your service offerings and solutions at the Oracle solution catalog and cloud marketplace. Now you can provision images, publish in the marketplace, in the Oracle cloud infrastructure.

Innovate, extend and integrate SaaS is one of our most successful sales plays. For successful SaaS integration please read the Cloud Integration Patterns Using Oracle PaaS and OIC for HCM. Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: Integration with API less Systems – Leveraging RPA – Definitive Tip #10 & Application services governance with API Platform in the GDPR compliance example & API Caching with the Oracle API Platform & Welcoming OpenAPI 3.0 to Apiary & Rain or Shine, Oracle Integration Has You Covered free on-demand training & Oracle Integration Cloud UiPath Connector & New Names for Oracle Integration Cloud Products & Integration: Heart of the Digital Economy Podcast Series – Moving Data to the Cloud and Autonomous Data Warehouse & Call REST API in Service Bus 12.2.1.2 (JSON Request/Response).

In the process & innovation section we offer a free on-demand training to introduce the Create a Decision Model for Your Business Process and Tom published an article about What are Embeddable Oracle Integration Cloud Process Components? Attend the Hitachi and Oracle Industry 4.0 – Believe the Hype webinar.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The March edition highlights the Oracle OpenWorld and Code One call for papers and the emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum, This month’s I will be on-holiday, take the opportunity to watch one of our community webcast on-demand here.

 

To read the newsletter please visit www.tinyurl.com/PaaSNewsMarch2019 (OPN Account required).

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OIC –> Process REST API by Niall Commiskey

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Some simple examples of leveraging the API here

I am doing this to familiarize myself with things, before trying out Visual Builder CS integration with process. Here is a process instance in OIC –

Now to the REST API –

1.GET /ic/api/process/v1/processes
Retrieves process instance list.

Read the complete article here.

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Oracle Service Bus 12.2.1.1.0: Service Exploring via WebLogic Server MBeans with JMX by Marc Lameriks

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In a previous article I talked about an OSBServiceExplorer tool to explore the services (proxy and business) within the OSB via WebLogic Server MBeans with JMX. The code mentioned in that article was based on Oracle Service Bus 11.1.1.7 (11g).

In the meantime the OSB world has changed (for example now we can use pipelines) and it was time for me to pick up the old code and get it working within Oracle Service Bus 12.2.1.1.0 (12c).

This article will explain how the OSBServiceExplorer tool uses WebLogic Server MBeans with JMX in an 12c environment.

Unfortunately, getting the java code to work in 12c wasn’t as straightforward as I hoped.

For more details on the OSB, WebLogic Server MBeans and JMX subject, I kindly refer you to my previous article. In this article I will refer to it as my previous MBeans 11g article.]

Before using the OSBServiceExplorer tool in an 12c environment, I first created two OSB Projects (MusicService and TrackService) with pipelines, proxy and business services. I used Oracle JDeveloper 12c (12.2.1.1.0) for this (from within a VirtualBox appliance).

For the latest version of Oracle Service Bus see:

If you want to use a VirtualBox appliance, have a look at for example: Pre-built Virtual Machine for SOA Suite 12.2.1.3.0
After deploying the OSB Projects that were created in JDeveloper, to the WebLogic server, the Oracle Service Bus Console 12c (in my case: http://localhost:7101/servicebus) looks like:

Before we dive into the OSBServiceExplorer tool , first I give you some detail information of the “TrackService” (from JDeveloper), that will be used as an example in this article. Read the complete article here.

 

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SOA Suite 12c in Docker containers. Only a couple of commands, no installers, no third party scripts by Maarten Smeets

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For developers, installing a full blown local SOA Suite environment has never been a favorite (except for a select few). It is time consuming and requires you to download and run various installers after each other. If you want to start clean (and you haven’t taken precautions), it could be you have to start all over again.

There is a new and easy way to get a SOA Suite environment up and running without downloading any installers in only a couple of commands without depending on scripts provided by any party other than Oracle. The resulting environment is an Oracle Enterprise Edition database, an Admin Server and a Managed Server. All of them running in separate Docker containers with ports exposed to the host. The 3 containers can run together within an 8Gb RAM VM.

The documentation Oracle provides in its Container Registry for the SOA Suite images, should be used as base, but since you will encounter some errors if you follow it, you can use this blog post to help you solve them quickly.

A short history

QuickStart and different installers

During the 11g times, a developer, if he wanted to run a local environment, he needed to install a database (usually XE), WebLogic Server, SOA Infrastructure, run the Repository Creation Utility (RCU) and one or more of SOA, BPM, OSB. In 12c, the SOA Suite QuickStart was introduced. The QuickStart uses an Apache Derby database instead of the Oracle database and lacks features like ESS, split Admin Server / Managed Server, NodeManager and several other features, making this environment not really comparable to customer environments. If you wanted to install a standalone version, you still needed to go through all the manual steps or automate them yourself (with response files for the installers and WLST files for domain creation). As an alternative, during these times, Oracle has been so kind as to provide VirtualBox images (like this one or this one) with everything pre-installed. For more complex set-ups Edwin Biemond / Lucas Jellema have provided Vagrant files and blog posts to quickly create a 12c environment. Read the complete article here.

 

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Configuring Integrated SOA Gateway with Oracle SOA Cloud Service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic by: Rekha Ayothi

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In Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2, Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) uses Oracle SOA Suite and its E-Business Suite Adapter for SOAP based web services. Now, with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, you can configure ISG to use Oracle SOA Cloud Service and its E-Business Suite Adapter for SOAP based web services.

What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

If you are new to running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure, please refer to the Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page for any introduction needed.

What is Oracle SOA Cloud Service?

Oracle SOA Suite is a comprehensive service infrastructure that lets you build, deploy and manage integration following the concepts of service-oriented architecture (SOA). Oracle SOA Cloud Service is an integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) offering that provides Oracle SOA Suite and other related SOA components in Oracle Cloud.

Oracle SOA Cloud Service supports multiple service types that provide one or more SOA components as services. For EBS ISG SOAP services, you would be using a service type that includes SOA Suite. Read the complete article here.

 

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Agent Group Existance Check Failed, Recheck ICS Username, ICS Password and Proxy Username, Proxy Password or Contact Customer Support by Ankur Jain

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After ICS POD upgraded to 18.2.3.0.0, ICS agent will not come up and throw an error "Agent Group Existence Check Failed, Recheck ICS Username, ICS Password and Proxy Username, Proxy Password or Contact Customer Support".
The reason being of the issue is, ICS certificate has been changed. Certificate changes for ICS happened on the Cloud (outside of Agent). It can be mapped to 18.2.3 MLR 00.

This is known Bug 28242477 logged by Oracle.

To resolve this issue, the user needs to re-import the CA certs from ICS on to agent keystore. Ensure that entire certificate chain is imported to agent keystore.

Follow below steps to resolve the issue:

1) Download Certificate Chain from ICS

  • Login into ICS console using Firefox browser
  • Click on Security Report and More Information
  • Go to Security Tab and Click on View Certificate button
  • Click on Details tab. Once click on Details tab, you will notice Certificate Chain (Root, Intermediate & Leaf) Read the complete article here.

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Integration Cloud – File Handling Primer by Shreenidhi Raghuram

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Introduction

The objective of this blog is to introduce to the reader all available file-based options in Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC). The blog will cover the various tools and techniques available for developers for designing file-based integration solutions

The Integration Cloud documentation does contain these in relevant sections. This blog intends to present only the file-based tools and techniques of Integration Cloud as a single point of easy reference.

Note that most of what is covered here is pertinent to all three flavors of Integration Cloud (AIC, OIC and ICS)

Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud (AIC)

Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC)

Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS)

However, based on the product versions, feature sets could be slightly different across these product offerings. Refer to the respective documentation links for more details.

We will be covering the following topics in the subsequent sections of this blog

  1. Integration Cloud tools and options for File Handling
  2. We will talk about mainly FTP adapter, File Adapter and their various available options for developers. A short section on SOAP and REST adapters in the context of attachments. We will also see other Integration Cloud constructs like Stage File and some Mapper functions which are vital for designing file handling solutions.
  1. FAQs
  2. We will answer some common integration questions around file handling
  1. Use case scenarios
  2. We will list out some real world use-cases and their solutions based on customer experiences. They provide useful insights and innovative uses of Integration cloud to design solutions involving File handling

Integration Cloud tools and options for File Handling

File Based Adapters : FTP, File, SOAP and REST adapters

File based Activities : Stage File, Mapper Functions

File Based Adapters

Integration Cloud provides these adapters that primarily help implement file-based integration flows

  • FTP Adapter
  • File Adapter

In addition, the SOAP and REST Connections also provide file attachment features and hence help us design flows for sending and receiving file content over SOAP and REST interfaces.

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ICS to OIC by Phil Wilkins

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We have had a number of interesting conversations of late about the transition from ICS to OIC and to spice the discussion whether it should be OIC or Autonomous OIC. The reality of the situation is that the transition between ICS and OIC is a relatively straight forward one using the export and import tooling.

The real challenge is the impact to organisations appears to be the change in licensing models as OIC works with the newer Universal Credit Model (UCM) where as ICS is in the older arrangement of traditional accounts where you buy the use of specific services, in some ways not too different from traditional Oracle traditional product licensing. For organisations that operate with corporate level buying teams this is organisationally more challenging. As just buying credits can feel like your giving the IT children pocket money and you don’t trust them to ensure the money is spent wisely and they don’t come running back a day later when they say spent all the money can we have some more.

IOC or Autonomous OIC

For the smaller customers where they’re generating less than 5000 Messages per hour (think Integration triggers where each message is <50k – which is fairly big for most needs. Although be aware but moving large files is going to eat through your messages as the transfer cost is file size / 50k = no. messages used (consumed or sent), of effectively 250MB per hour. The autonomous option is a no brainer for smaller use cases in terms of cost as it means on current pricing you have your integrations operating for a lot less than £500 per month (£0.5867 x 24 x 30 – using standard with the flex schemehttps://cloud.oracle.com/en_US/OIC/pricing). With that the SaaS adaptors are also included – that means you could operate say Workday to Oracle Financials for an SME without much problem. Read the complete article here.

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Start, Stop and Status of API CS Physical Gateway by Ankur Jain

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In our previous blog, we have showcased how to install API Cloud Service physical gateway. In this blog, we’ll execute some useful commands. For instance, how to start, stop and check status of the physical gateway.

Below command must run from the directory where Gateway installer was unzipped.

Command to check the status of Physical Gateway

Run below command to check the status of Physical Gateway

python APIGateway.py -f gateway-props.json -a status

Enter username and password of the Physical gateway which was given during installation
Command to  stop the Physical Gateway

JAVA_HOME path should be set before run the stop command

Run below command to stop Physical Gateway

python APIGateway.py -f gateway-props.json -a stop

Enter username and password of the Physical gateway which was given during installation. Read the complete article here.

 

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