BAM 12c Security Concept by Carsten Wiesbaum

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Oracle’s BI application Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) is the choice to provide Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW) users with business insights of all running processes and applications. Due to the fact that in a standard Oracle FMW infrastructure multiple applications are hosted on which different user groups are operating one can imagine that not all information should be accessible by all users. At this point user roles and permissions become an important topic within enterprise applications. This article will provide an overview of Oracle BAM Security Concept which can be used to restrict user access to different data and dashboard categories.

Introduction to Oracle BAM Security Concept

BAM is a standard Java EE application. Therefore the same role and access right concepts apply to BAM as to any other Java EE application. When BAM is installed five standard BAM user groups are created in WebLogic standard security realm.

Each group grants a specific set of functionality to its members. The minimum requirement for a user in order to login to BAM is provided by BAMUsers group. All additional groups add more BAM functions for its users:

  • BAMContentViewer – Members can view dashboards in a project
  • BAMContentCreator – Members can create dashboards and other BAM artifacts in a project
  • BAMArchitect – Members can create new BAM Data Objects and Enterprise Message Sources
  • BAMAdministrator – Members can view and modify all resources in any project

Users can be added to user groups accord ing to the required access rights.

Adding additional BAM users

In order to add a new user to BAM one has to add the user to BAMUsers group. Afterwards the user can login. However he is not able to see any projects or access dashboards. Read the complete article here.

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Business Activity Monitoring videos by Stefan Wörmke

 

This is a series of 8 short videos explaining how to create a BPM application using Oracle Process Cloud Services. Part 1 will show how to login and create a new application:

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The tutorial is also available at our Community blog Business Process Modelling and Business Activity Monitoring by Stefan Wörmcke

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Process Cloud Service videos by Stefan Wörmke

 

This is a series of 8 short videos explaining how to create a BPM application using Oracle Process Cloud Services. Part 1 will show how to login and create a new application:

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Part 2

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Part 4

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Part 6

Part 7

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Navigating Oracle BAM 12c Composer’s New "Administrator" Page by Ryan Ray

 

clip_image002With the latest release of Oracle BAM 12c (12.1.3), Oracle has completely redesigned the user interface (UI) and this is the third post in a four part series of posts introducing this new UI.

Part 1 – Introducing the New Oracle BAM 12c Composer

Part 2 – Navigating Oracle BAM 12c Composer’s New "Home" Page

Part 3 – Navigating Oracle BAM 12c Composer’s New "Administrator" Page

Part 4 – (Coming Soon) Navigating Oracle BAM 12c Composer’s New "Designer" Page

In this post, I will give you a brief overview of the new "Administrator" page and hopefully provide you with some insight into the redesign and how to navigate within the new UI.

BAM Composer Administrator Page View

By default, the Administrator page loads with a static image in the main section and with a Navigation Pane on the left-hand side.  With the Navigation Pane you have the option to add, edit/view, delete or refresh the four types of objects using the icons at the top of the Navigation Pane..

BAM Composer Administrator Objects

  • Data Objects
  • Enterprise Message Sources
  • Continuous Queries Monitoring
  • Viewset Monitoring

The Navigation Pane can also be collapsed to provide additional space for the main section.

BAM Composer Data Objects

In the image below you will see the out-of-the-box structure of the BAM Composer Data Objects.  In the fourth post in this series, I will go into further details on the out-of-the-box data objects and their different types. Read the complete article here.

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BAM Adapter Batching Deep Dive by Pete Want

In the real business scenario of integrating SOA/AIA applications with Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), one common requirement is that such integration should not impact the operations of business systems running on SOA/AIA in terms of high availability and performance. To achieve this goal, one option is to use BAM Adapter or BAM Sensor Actions with Batching enabled. This article explains how batching works in Oracle BAM Adapter.

Why You Need Batching?

When talking about batching, the first impression you may have is that you put a set of data into a package or a batch, and send it across for processing as a whole. In the BAM Adapter context, batching not only allows a group of XML payloads to be sent to the BAM Server side, but also changes the behavior of a synchronous invocation to BAM Server API to Async.
In mission critical applications, the preferred approach to integrate Oracle BAM with live data feed is using the Fire and Forget Message Exchange Pattern (MEP). Fire and Forget MEP has two major benefits compared to synchronous integration pattern:

  • High Performance – Threads invoking BAM Adapter APIs are not blocked by down stream operations. Thus the slow execution of down stream code should not impact the performance of the core business system.
  • High Availability – The failures including application failure such as errors due to invalid payload, and system failures such as system outage due to maintenance, will not impact the normal operations of the main system. For example, in the Order to Cash (O2C) flow of AIA Communication PIPs, data integration between AIA and BAM should be in an asynchronous manner, thus, failures and outage of BAM will not impact AIA operations.

When Oracle BAM Adapter or BAM Sensor Actions is used, you should always enable batching to leverage the Fire and Forget MEP. In the next section, you will see how BAM Adapter works with batching enabled.

How Batching Works?

Oracle BAM Adapter is a JCA compliant adapter that primarily converts Oracle BAM operations (Insert, Upsert, Update, and Delete) into the standard Web Services Interface described by WSDL.

By default, BAM Adapter operates in a synchronous manner as shown in the following diagram.
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Oracle BPM enable BAM by Peter Paul

BPMN processes created in the BPM Suite can be monitored by standardized dashboard in the BPM workspace. Besides that there a default views to export Oracle BPM metrics to a data warehouse. And there is another option: BAM – Business Activity Monitoring. BAM takes the monitoring of BPMN processes one step further. 01 BPM enable BAM select project preferences

BAM allows you to create more advanced dashboards and even real-time alerts. BAM enables you to make decisions based on real-time information gathered from your running processes. With BPMN processes you can use the standard Business Indicators that the BPM Suite offers you and use them to with BAM without much extra effort. However you have to enable BAM in BPM processes. Read the full article here.

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