This week I was doing research for one of our internal knowledge session when I stumbled across an interesting piece of history. I was tracing the history of computer security when I found an interview from Wired from the first people who implemented passwords as a security measure. They interviewed technicians like Fred Schneider and Fernando Corbató who worked at MIT back in the 60’s. http://www.wired.com/2012/01/computer-password/ The article centers on a system (CTSS) (more...)
Today I was struggling with my OSB domain. Last week I switched laptops and did a new OSB installation on my new laptop and thought it was smart to just zip the OSB Domain from my old laptop to unzip it on my new laptop.
What I forgot was to copy the adapter plan.xml from the oracle home on my old laptop. So the resource adapter did not start correctly. It was even not (more...)
Walking into something as a newcomer is always an adventure of reality interacting with expectations. Though I wasn’t quite sure what to expect at the Quantified Self conference, it wasn’t what I expected. But in a good way.
Tweet-painting robot at QS15
The conference was structured around three main activities: talks given on the main stage, breakout sessions, which took place at different smaller areas during the talks, and break times, where one might check (more...)
I wanted a taste of the startup, entrepreneurial vibe offered by a collaborative workspace and to understand what the experience meant for designing work patterns that reflected the IoT as an office: ubiquitous connectivity, data in the cloud, and flexible ways of working.
I was also interested in the shape of human interaction that emerged when a social hub was thrown into the (more...)
Of course there are several java examples to do a base64 encoding on the internet. And there are almost nearly as much encoding implementations in different environments. But which one works in Weblogic/OSB11g? And to implement those examples, compile and jar them, I find myself on a quest for the necessary jars. Of course you can refer to the weblogic.jar in your project of ant file. But that is a little too much, I (more...)
Monday June 22nd was the launch date for Oracle for 24 (and more) Cloud Services. June is traditionally an important month for Oracle when it comes to product launches and important announcements. This year is the same in that respect. The announcements came in a many-hour live webcast including a 45 minute presentation by Oracle CTO Larry Ellison (see videos from Oracle Cloud Platform Launch). I have harvested some of the most relevant slides (more...)
Some Musings on the Security Implications of Oracle Database Initialization Parameters
Still following the steps of a database installation, this article will muse about some Initialization Parameters with security relevance.
In order to make a Standard Edition database as secure as possible we could start by looking what is the same in SE and EE, which are in their basic security functions more or less equal (security targets of 11g for EEand (more...)
I was looking into my blog-entries, and found that my former blog was number 254. So this is my 255-th blog-message. So by entering this nonsense blog-entry, I reach the 255. Which makes it my 8-bit, or byte, anniversary:
And apparently my articles have been read as well... Nice thing is that I've reach this amount in 8 nearly years. So up to the next byte. Unfortunately 2 bytes does not make up a Word...
At my current customer I'm to process Attachments in Oracle Service Bus (11g). I get a soap message, in which several documents are registered to be processed in a Content Server. For each document the content is delivered as an soap/mime-attachment.
Because of some requirements I need to store the message, complete with the attachments Base64 encoded, in the database. So I have to pick each attachment, base64 encode it and then insert the content (more...)