Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Identity Service Vulnerability – Verify your Accounts NOW!

Today I was called by an allied sales from Oracle Switzerland (thanks Andreas). The main contact of the OCI tenant got an email in case of an identity service vulnerability in the past days. As I am not the main contact but the technical admin, I asked the tenant contact. An indeed, there was a mail arrived at 14th of June which was not forwarded to me. Oracle Security Notification for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Identity Service vulnerability CVE-2022-21503 (Doc ID 2861245.1) As a result of this vulnerability, administrators and their designees with read-access to the OCI audit-records in your tenancy could have viewed some credentials in clear text. These administrators and their designees could have used such credentials to…

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AWS Custom Engine Versions for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle – Sightseeing Tour Part 3/3 – Pricing and personal Thoughts

This is the third and last part of the blog post series about AWS Custom Engine Versions for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle. The blog post series: Part 1: Gives you an overview about the setup Part 2: About connectivity and what you get from AWS Part 3: My personal opinion about this service and some words about pricing After testing and running AWS RDS Custom for Oracle for a while, it’s time to came to a summary and finish the blog post series. First, let’s do a small comparison with the shapes what we used against Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. In the OCI DBCS service, we have full access to the database server too and have a lot of possibilities…

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure OS Management – A small Update Script

This happens when not reading the docs until the end. I was searching for an automated OS Management patch job to patch my Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compute instances. Thanks on Twitter to @svilmune, @dhoogfr and @patrickjoss, who show me the menu in the OCI GUI and yes, there is a scheduler. In the meantime, I wrote a small bash script based on the OCI-CLI and instance principals. Credits to Iterating OCI CLI list data in bash (apextips.blogspot.com). Script #!/bin/bash set -e # set compartment comp=ocid1.compartment.oc1..aaaaaaaaoqti273775l2ye4xv4yqi35bcon3o4qb64yqfaxyj2jdagnvtsja # start check echo “” echo “———————————————————————————” echo “OCI OS Management Update Check $(date)” echo “———————————————————————————” #list OSMS registered instances managedinstanceList=$(oci os-management managed-instance list -c $comp –auth instance_principal) for i in $(echo “$managedinstanceList” | jq…

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AWS Custom Engine Versions for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle – Sightseeing Tour Part 2/3 – Connectivity and what you get

This is the second part of the blog post series about AWS Custom Engine Versions for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle. In this part we take a look how we can connect to the Oracle database host and to the database itself by a tool like the Oracle SQL Developer. The blog post series: Part 1: Gives you an overview about the setup Part 2: About connectivity and what you get from AWS Part 3: My personal opinion about this service and some words about pricing Connect as Schema User The username and the password for the SQl*Plus connect are the ones you have added as Master username and Master password during CEV RDB instance creation process. The database endpoint…

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AWS Custom Engine Versions for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle – Sightseeing Tour Part 1/3 – Setup

Some weeks ago I saw in an AWS public presentation a topic about a RDS service for Oracle databases where you can build your own environments and get full OS access. This was new for me how knows the normal AWS RDS offerings for Oracle databases, where no (or very limited) OS access is possible. And this meant for me as a child of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: time to play! I spent a lot of time in the last three weeks to take a deep dive. It was, let’s say, a nice experiment. In this blog post I give you an overview what this service for Oracle on AWS is, how you will bring it up and running and what’s…

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