Author: Simon Pane

Oracle Database and 2FA Using Cisco Duo

Background Oracle Database connectivity using multi-factor (MFA) or two-factor (2FA) authentication is rather simple to set up, is supported for all Oracle Database versions and editions (including SE2) without requiring any additional licenses, and is easy to use. And Cisco…

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Migrating Oracle Workloads to Google Cloud – BMS

In these challenging and ever-changing times, most organizations would welcome the opportunity to reduce overhead, drive innovation and become more agile. While all these benefits are possible with a move to the cloud, many organizations are overwhelmed at the thought…

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Oracle Database and Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Background A common question from Oracle customers is whether they can configure the Oracle Database to use: Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) A “Time-based One-time Password” (TOTP) code, which is usually a six-digit code generated from a hardware or…

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PART 4: Implementing Oracle Database Single Sign-on Using Kerberos, Active Directory, and Oracle CMU

eempty string credentials. If the application throws an error if a NULL username or password is provided, then this will present a problem. For testing, we’ll use SQLPlus so this won’t be an issue for this proof of concept. Active…

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PART 3: Implementing Oracle Database Active Directory Password Synchronization using Oracle CMU

This is the third in a four-part article series related to testing Oracle Database 18c Centrally Managed Users (CMU) by leveraging the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) for Oracle DBAs to create a lab or testbed. The second article covered Configuring…

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PART 2: Configuring Windows and Linux Servers for CMU Testing

This is the second in a four-part article series related to testing Oracle Database 18c Centrally Managed Users (CMU) by leveraging the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) for Oracle DBAs to create a lab or testbed. The first article covered how…

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PART 1: Creating an Oracle 18c Centrally Managed Users Testbed using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Database 18c introduced a new feature called Centrally Managed Users (CMU) to allow simplified database user management through integration with Microsoft Active Directory (AD). This is an exciting and much-needed enhancement. Previously, complex additional tiers such as Oracle Unified…

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Getting started with Oracle Database Backup Service in 2018

A few years ago I wrote an article on getting started with the Oracle Database Backup Service which can be found here. It’s no surprise that in the last few years things have changed significantly.  Trying to use this service…

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Oracle 18c Non-CDB databases in the Oracle Database Cloud Service (ODBCS)

Oracle is implementing a cloud first approach and hence the newest releases such as Oracle Database 18c first appear in the Oracle Database Cloud Service (ODBCS).  But only in the Container DB architecture for this PaaS offering.  However, that doesn’t mean…

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Cost management (expenditure alerts) in the Oracle Cloud

Background As an Oracle Cloud user using it for my own purposes (mostly just testing), I’m very careful to always shut down services when not required so I don’t incur unnecessary charges. However, I’m always just a little bit worried…

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