How often do you hear, "I sat down to write a blog post, and ended up with an eBook?" Probably not every week. But that's just what one of the the Oracle EBS Team Leads at Pythian has done. My colleague Subhajit has just published an eBook that covers the steps required to integrate Oracle Applications Release 12.1 with Oracle Internet Directory 18.104.22.168 and Oracle Access Manager 11.1.2.
At over 300 pages, this is a comprehensive guide to integrating 3 large and increasingly important pieces of the Oracle Applications technology stack, complete with screenshots and blow-by-blow examples of an actual configuration and deployment. No hand-waving theoretical stuff here; you get to watch the sandbox environment spring to life as you read! I'm still in the "browse the steps and download the software" phase, myself, but so far everything is clear and easy to follow. Subhajit has also offered up some troubleshooting tips for common issues encountered during deployment.
If you're an Apps DBA who's trying to get up to speed on the new look of identity management for E-Business Suite environments, you owe it to yourself to check out this eBook. Think of it as buying Subhajit a coffee (or a beer) in return for saving you the work of researching all those pre-requisites and puzzling out the various dependencies by yourself. This represents a serious jump-start to any effort to update your knowledge of E-Business Suite application server integration from the old 10gAS stack to the new 11g Fusion Middleware components.
Subhajit also promises more fun stuff in the near future, so stay tuned to his corner of the Pythian blog to see what's coming down the line! If you've been limping along on a barely-supported version of 10g SSO and OID to for your E-Business Suite identity management, his promised upgrade guide is sure to be of interest.