Internet Explorer under Mac OS X

In case, you are like me regularly working with Web environments, you will need to test from time to time your stuff with different browser, e.g. Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Under Mac OS X many Users are using for example Safari and switching the User Agent to Internet Explorer 11 or something like that to simulate an Internet Explorer.

Microsoft is providing for free (YES, its for FREE !!!) a Virtual Machine (more...)

Display Oracle Forms 12c Sessions with WLST

Sometimes you want to get a quick overview of the current connected Forms Sessions in your Oracle Forms 12c environment and the Fusion Middleware Control (http://<servername>:7001/em) is sometimes really slow reacting.

Under the My Oracle Support (MOS) Note 1580517.1 you can find a small handy Python Script, which should display you all informations about your current Forms Sessions against a specific Managed Server hosting your Forms Application. But with Oracle Forms 12c (more...)

Oracle Forms 12c and FRM-93652

I am currently working on a huge migration project for Oracle Forms 11g to Oracle Forms 12c ( and we experience some nice FRM-93652 errors in several Forms.

We had several Forms masks on which we executed a query over the menu, data is displayed in the Forms mask afterwards we clicked a button to exit the Forms and the complete Forms session crashed with FRM-93652 :-)

In the underlying formsapp-diagnostic. (more...)

Parsing Named Arguments into Python Scripts

If you are coming from the Shell Script World, you are used to parse Named Arguments into your Shell Script, e.g "-u" for Username, "-p" for Password and so on. With Python Scripts you normally pass ordered arguments into your Python Script, so you are bond with the arguments in a fixed order, while passing Named Arguments you can reshuffle them in any order.

A typical Shell Script Snippet would look like that:

export  (more...)

Configure Single Sign On for Cloud Control 13c against Active Directory

In many cases you want to use your Microsoft Active Directory Login to be authenticated against your Oracle Cloud Control 13c.

Here is a step by step solution how to implement Single Sign On for your Oracle Cloud Control against Microsoft Active Directory.

Lets assume following Environment:

  • AD Domain = DEMO.COM
  • Microsoft AD Server =
  • AD LDAP Port = 389
  • Cloud Control 13c Server =

Windows Steps

Connect (more...)

Check Composite State of Oracle SOA Suite by Command Line

I was currently fighting a bit with the monitoring of Oracle SOA Suite 12c Composites.

The goal was to check the state of deployed Composites on an Oracle SOA Suite 12c with following requirements/dependencies:

  • No Oracle Cloud Control
  • Capture only Active Composites and not Retired Composites
After some discussions with colleagues and a lot of Google and serveral tests with Python Scripts in wlst, I came to following solution:

  • one main Pythin Script, called check_composite_state. (more...)