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No BeyondCorp or ZeroTrust Without the Fundamentals

Last night I went to the local ISACA event where Google was talking about their 6-year journey towards their BeyondCorp / ZeroTrust model for security. As we move away from the traditional walled castle of security design to support the federated SaaS and cloud provider models I genuinely believe BeyondCorp is the best solution to keep our organizations safe. Their ...

Oracle Exadata 1/8 Rack vs. Oracle Database Appliance ODA

We do a lot of work with the Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite and many of our customers do not have a ton of experience with the Oracle Database, nor do they want a huge Oracle infrastructure.  What they do want is high availability and reliability on the platforms underpinning their IAM solutions.  Over the years we have recommended Oracle's ...

Installing Ruby Version Manager in Offline Mode

August 20, 2014 Blog 0 Comment

Thought I'd share these notes. The guides out there in the wild have gained a few holes in them since they were written. Heads up for anyone planning on following this to a T: This is on RHEL6.5 Despite this being offline mode, I'm going to use yum to download RVM dependencies. Cache those RPMs and use localinstall if you need ...

Fun Times Integrating SharePoint with Oracle Entitlements Server (Part One)

September 23, 2013 20% Time,Access,Blog 0 Comment

These are the battle scars we talk about.  We gladly take them in the interest of learning and getting better. A few months ago I began a proof-of-concept effort to use OES 11gR2 as a fine grained policy decision point for Microsoft Office SharePoint (MOSS) 2010.  Site or page level authorization simply doesn't cut it in a need-to-share dynamic content environment. ...

Hello Twine, will your notifications ward off flooding in my basement? Fingers crossed little square turquoise buddy.

Hello everyone, Josh here... I use Twine, courtesy of supermechanical.com, to notify me via Twitter the state of the sump pump that services my home basement egress drain - when the pump is running, when it has stopped running, and if there is more water in the pit than desired. Why Twine?  I found Twine online a few months ...

Oracle API Gateway Silent Install bug

I was getting intimate with the latest(11.1.2.1.0) version of Oracle API Gateway aka OAG pka Oracle Enterprise Gateway aka OEG and ran into a speed bump. In my case, I was automating the installation process and needed to register the gateway and node manager as services. Here are the given options(among the others) for accomplishing this in a silent install:

Oracle HTTP Server & Webgate 11gR2 Installation on Ubuntu

Hey all, this entry consists of the steps I took to install OHS and Webgate onto a 32-bit Amazon EC2 machine running Ubuntu 11.10. First we need to download libraries: sudo apt-get install build-essential libaio1 libaio-dev unixODBC unixODBC-dev pdksh expat sysstat libelf-dev elfutils lsb-cxx unzip x-window-system These links were recommended by others who had installed Oracle software onto ubuntu sudo ln -s /usr/bin/basename /bin/basename sudo ...

Oracle Access Manager 11gR2 Installation

I created a video guide to help anyone trying to install the latest OAM. Here's some text to go along with it: Necessary software for installation: Oracle Database (11.2.0.3), Weblogic Server (10.3.6), RCU & OIAM (11gR2). You'll also need a JDK installed, correct limits.conf file, and the oracle-validated package from their yum repository. Step 1 is to install the database. Then ...