Stefan Oehrli

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    Oracle CPU / PSU Announcement October 2017

    The Oracle open world 2017 is over, the dust just settled down. A perfect time for Oracle to release the October critical patch advisory. With not less than 270 new security vulnerability fixes across the Oracle products it seems to be a rather huge update...
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    Articles in DOAG Red Stack Magazin

    A while ago I wrote two articles for the DOAG Red Stack Magazin. In the meantime both articles have been published. For this reason I use the opportunity to make the PDF versions of the articles available on oradba.ch. The articles are written in German...
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    Oracle Unified Directory 12 Released

    Finally end of working day. But while reading some newsletter and mails on my way home, I realised that there will be some work at home. After a long wait, Oracle has finally released Oracle Unified Directory 12c A overview of the new features: Improved...
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    GDPR and Database Security Speeches

    The new EU GDPR and Database Security in general keeps me busy. I’ve updated the list of speeches and events for the next couple of month. It’s an interesting mix between GDPR, Oracle Database Security and MS SQL Server 2016 security. Depending...
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    DOAG Webinar Oracle 12.2 New Security Features

    A couple of days ago I’ve successfully finished the DOAG Webinar on Oracle 12c Release 2 new Security Feature. It was a great opportunity to discuss the security enhancements in the latest Oracle database release. This release introduces some new...
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    Start OUD Servers on Boot using systemd

    Starting Oracle Unified Directory on system boot is essential for production environment. Unfortunately OUD just provides a script to create the init.d script. But newer system in general use systemd initialise and startup. Nevertheless, creating a custom...
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    EU GDPR, MS SQL Server 2016 and Oracle Security

    I’ve just updated the list of my public appearance and planned events. For once, no just Oracle Events I’ll speak about the new EU GDPR and its impact on databases in a Trivadis regional customer event together with my colleague Stephan Hurni...
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    Oracle CPU / PSU Announcement April 2017

    Last night Oracle released there new Critical Patch Update. From the DB perspective it is a rather small patch update. It just includes 2 fixes for security vulnerabilities on Oracle database 11.2.0.4 and 12.1.0.2. None of the vulnerabilities are remote...
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    Oracle 12.2.0.1 On-Premise soon available

    It seems that Oracle brings us the new release with the first “spring rays”. Tonight Oracle has Updates the MOS Note 742060.1 Release Schedule of Current Database Releases. It now includes as well sections for Oracle public cloud releases...
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    Oracle CPU / PSU Announcement January 2017

    Oracle has published the first Critical Patch Update in 2017. It’s quite a huge update with not less than 270 new security vulnerability fixes across the Oracle products. For the Oracle Database itself are 5 security fixes available respectively...
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    Using TouchID for sudo on macOS Sierra

    A couple of days ago, I’ve received my new 15″ Mac Book Pro. So far I’m quite happy. Ok the the circumstance, that I have to carry around a bunch of adapters. I’m waiting for the first projector at customers with USB-C connection...
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    Environment Scripts for OUD

    At Trivadis we do have the TVD-BasEnv™ to standardizes and simplifies the handling of environments for Oracle database and application server landscapes. This inspired me to create something similar for Oracle Unified Directory environments. Although...
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    Oracle 12 Release 2 Documentation available

    Oracle just released the documentation for Oracle 12c Release 2. It seems that most of the new security features are available as discussed in my presentation at DOAG SIG Security in Düsseldorf on the 18th of october. See docs.oracle.com for the documentation...
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    Using Kerberos in Oracle Standby Edition

    Since the release of Oracle 12cR1 mid 2013 the network encryption and strong authentication services has been removed from the Oracle Advanced Security Option. Both feature are now available for any licensed editions. Corresponding section in the Oracle...
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    Using Kerberos in Oracle Standard Edition

    Since the release of Oracle 12cR1 mid 2013 the network encryption and strong authentication services has been removed from the Oracle Advanced Security Option. Both feature are now available for any licensed editions. Corresponding section in the Oracle...
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    Ad: Der Oracle DBA – Handbuch für die Administration der Oracle Database 12c

    The 2nd revised edition of the Der Oracle DBA will finally be released in a couple of days. Pre-Orders are already possible. It took quite a while until the publication of this release. Work on the second edition began as early as a year ago. This edition...
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    Oracle Software Appliances and Bash Shellshock

    Late September a vulnerability in the bash Shell has been published. The vulnerability also known as shellshock, was classified as extremely critical. Anyway, in the meantime security patch has been released for the different operating systems and bash...
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    Deploying an Agent from a Windows 12.1.0.4 OMS fails

    I’ve just setup a new Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12.1.0.4 on Windows Server 2008 R2 for Customer. It’s a small one system setup, which will be used to monitor a few Oracle Databases on Windows and Linux. After the successful setup...
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    Update: Oracle 12.1.0.2.0 Patchset released

    I finally found some time to update my blog post on Oracle 12.1.0.2.0 Patchset released. Beside the list of new features, I have included a number of links related to this patch set.
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    Oracle 12.1.0.2.0 Patchset released

    Oracle has released the first patchset 12.1.0.2.0 for Oracle 12c Release 1. Or at least partially released on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud eDelivery.oracle.com. So far the patch set is only available for Linux x86-64bit, Oracle Solaris on SPARC 64bit...
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    Secure External Password Store for RMAN

    The draft version of this blog post is lying around for some time in my inbox. I've never found time to finish it. But due to a task in a project it's about time to finish my notes on Oracle's Secure External Password Store. Ludovico, a work...
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    Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 4

    A bit less than a year after Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 3 has been released, Oracle has now released the latest version of its Enterprise Manager Cloud Control. The new release is immediately available for all supported platforms...
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    Trivadis CBO Days 2014

    The company I work for, Trivadis, organized again an exceptional event with top speakers in Zurich. This year’s focus will be on the Oracle Database query optimizer, also known as cost-based optimizer (CBO). The query optimizer is not only one of the...
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    Eclipse Jira integration and SSLHandshakeException

    Basically I’ve solved this issue quite a while ago. Unfortunately I did not wrote any kind of documentation. That’s why I run again into SSLHandshakeException with my Eclipse installation on my new MacBook Pro, when trying to access our JIRA...
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    Update agent.jar on audit vault server

    As I wrote in my post Error installing Audit Vault Agent 12.1.1 on AIX, there is a Audit Vault Agent bug 17058352 on AIX. Unfortunately it hasn’t yet been fixed in the latest bundle patch for Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall. If you haven’t...
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