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Oracle E-Business Suite Single Sign-On (Oracle EBS SSO)


Oracle EBS SSO Partner logo

Oracle E-Business Suite is a major product line of Oracle Corporation. Oracle EBS is a combined set of business applications for automating customer relationship management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) processes within organizations.

As we have officially been recognized as a Global Modernized Oracle Partner Network (OPN) Partner, you can rest assured that all of our integrations on the Oracle Stack - such as Oracle EBS SSO - fulfill the highest competencies set by Oracle for their trusted advisors like miniOrange.


"miniOrange SSO Connector enables the Single Sign-On (SSO) between Oracle EBS and any IDPs without the need to purchase and install Oracle Access Manager (OAM) and Oracle Internet Directory (OID) license."


Oracle EBS SSO connector enables the Single Sign-On (SSO) integration between any Oracle application and IDPs (Identity Providers) like miniOrange, ADFS, Active Directory, Azure AD, Google, Okta, Onelogin, Ping Idenity, Centrify and many more. It also provide SSO support for web applications which do not provide support for federated Single Sign-On (SSO) protocol such as SAML or OAuth 2.0. SSO connector gives you the flexibility of extending your existing SAML SSO integration to Oracle EBS as well. This is possible due to its capability to act as a broker between multiple IdP's & your configured applications. This states that you can perform seamless SSO integration for Oracle EBS with your existing authentication platform.



Authentication Flow for miniOrange Oracle EBS SSO (Single Sign-On) Solution:


Oracle EBS (E-Business Suite) SSO Authentication flow

1. The User tries to access the Oracle E-Business Suite, either directly at the AppsLogin endpoint or via a bookmarked URL.

2. Oracle EBS redirects the request to the miniOrange SSO Connector for authentication.

3. The SSO Connector sends a SAML authentication request to configured IDP.

4. The User is Prompted to enter their SSO (IDP) credentials.

5. Configured IDP sends SAML response to miniOrange SSO Connector.

6. The Connector checks the value of the username/email attribute fetched from the IDP against the FND_USER table in the Oracle EBS Database.

7. After successful authentication, a session is created for the user in Oracle EBS - and Oracle EBS SSO successfully executes.

8. User is redirected to Oracle EBS as a logged-in user.



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Prerequisites

  • Download the miniOrange SSO Connector [Contact Us to request for the archive].
  • Setup the connector by following the steps in this document. The connector should be hosted on the same domain as your Oracle EBS Apps Tier; for example, if your Oracle EBS Web Entry FQDN is apps.example.com, the connector can be hosted on ebsauth.example.com.
  • Once the connector is set up, modify the file context.xml present under /conf & add the following line under the element:
  • <CookieProcessor className="org.apache.tomcat.util.http.LegacyCookieProcessor" />
  • Your context.xml file should look like this:
  • Context XML

  • Restart the Apache Tomcat server for this change to take effect.

Follow the Step-by-Step Guide given below for Oracle E-Business Suite Single Sign-On (SSO)

1. Create Oracle EBS User & Generate DBC File

  • Login to Oracle EBS as SYSADMIN (or a user with the User Management & Functional Administrator responsibilities).
  • Under the User Management responsibility, add a User Account. These user credentials will be configured in the miniOrange SSO Connector for connecting to the Oracle EBS database.
  • Add User Account

  • Assign the role ‘Apps Schema Connect’ to this user.
  • Apps Schema Connect Role

  • On the Oracle EBS Linux Environment, generate a new DBC file for use by the miniOrange SSO Connector. You will need the apps user credentials, and the default DBC file (under $FND_SECURE) used by the Apps Tier. The AdminDesktop utility can be used to generate the new DBC file. You’ll have to specify the name of a new Desktop Node for this DBC file:
  • java oracle.apps.fnd.security.AdminDesktop <apps-username>/<apps-password> CREATE NODE_NAME=<miniorange-sso-connector-fqdn> DBC=<path-to-existing-dbc-file>
  • This will generate a file called <$TWO_TASK>_<miniorange-sso-connector-fqdn>.dbc in the same location as where your ran the previous command.
  • Copy over this DBC file to the miniOrange SSO Connector server.

2. Configure an Oracle EBS application in the miniOrange SSO Connector

  • Login to the miniOrange SSO Connector as the Admin user (created during the setup).
  • Go to Applications >> JWT >> Oracle EBS
  • Add JWT App

    Add Oracle EBS App

  • Enter the details according to the table below:
  • Instance Name An identifier for your Oracle EBS Instance e.g. Production, Pre-Production, Test
    FND Username The username of the user created in Step 1
    FND User Password The password of the user created in Step 1
    DBC File Path The absolute path (on the miniOrange SSO Connector Server) to the DBC file created in Step 1
    APPL Server ID The APPL_SERVER_ID of the Desktop Node created in Step 1. This value will be present in the DBC file created in Step 1
    Default Homepage URL The URL of the Homepage for your Oracle EBS instance, e.g. https://apps.example.com:4443/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=OAHomepage
    Post Logout Redirect URL The URL of the website/page that you’d like to redirect your users to after logging out from Oracle EBS e.g. https://apps.example.com:4443 (This will redirect your logged-out users back to the Identity Source for authentication)

  • Click on save once all values are entered.
  • In the Apps section, and click on Select >> Edit in the Action dropdown for your newly-added Oracle EBS instance. Make a note of the greyed-out APPS_AUTH_AGENT Profile Value URL.
  • Apps Auth Agent Profile Value

3. Configure Your User Directory (Optional)

miniOrange provides user authentication from various external sources, which can be Directories (like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc), Identity Providers (like Okta, Shibboleth, Ping, OneLogin, KeyCloak), Databases (like MySQL, Maria DB, PostgreSQL) and many more. You can configure your existing directory/user store or add users in miniOrange.



  • To add your users in miniOrange there are 2 ways:
  • 1. Create User in miniOrange

    • Click on Users >> Add User.
    • Oracle E-Business Suite  VPN 2FA : Add user in miniOrange

    • Here, fill the user details without the password and then click on the Create User button.
    • Oracle E-Business Suite  MFA: Add user details

    • After successful user creation a notification message "An end user is added successfully" will be displayed at the top of the dashboard.
    • Oracle E-Business Suite  Two-Factor Authentication: Add user details

    • Click on On Boarding Status tab. Check the email, with the registered e-mail id and select action Send Activation Mail with Password Reset Link from Select Action dropdown list and then click on Apply button.
    • Oracle E-Business Suite  2FA: Select email action

    • Now, Open your email id. Open the mail you get from miniOrange and then click on the link to set your account password.
    • On the next screen, enter the password and confirm password and then click on the Single Sign-On (SSO) reset password button.
    • Oracle E-Business Suite  Multi-Factor Authentication: Reset user password
    • Now, you can log in into miniOrange account by entering your credentials.

    2. Bulk Upload Users in miniOrange via Uploading CSV File.

    • Navigate to Users >> User List. Click on Add User button.
    • Oracle E-Business Suite  2FA: Add users via bulk upload

    • In Bulk User Registration Download sample csv format from our console and edit this csv file according to the instructions.
    • Oracle E-Business Suite  Two-Factor authentication: Download sample csv file

    • To bulk upload users, choose the file make sure it is in comma separated .csv file format then click on Upload.
    • Oracle E-Business Suite  2FA : Bulk upload user

    • After uploading the csv file successfully, you will see a success message with a link.
    • Click on that link you will see list of users to send activation mail. Select users to send activation mail and click on Send Activation Mail. An activation mail will be sent to the selected users.
  • Click on User Stores >> Add User Store in the left menu of the dashboard.
  • Oracle E-Business Suite  2FA: Configure User Store

  • Select User Store type as AD/LDAP.
  • Oracle E-Business Suite  2FA: Select AD/LDAP as user store

    1. STORE LDAP CONFIGURATION IN MINIORANGE: Choose this option if you want to keep your configuration in miniOrange. If active directory is behind a firewall, you will need to open the firewall to allow incoming requests to your AD.
    2. STORE LDAP CONFIGURATION ON PREMISE: Choose this option if you want to keep your configuration in your premise and only allow access to AD inside premises. You will have to download and install miniOrange gateway in your premise.
    3. Oracle E-Business Suite  Two-Factor Authentication : Select ad/ldap user store type

  • Enter LDAP Display Name and LDAP Identifier name.
  • Select Directory Type as Active Directory.
  • Enter the LDAP Server URL or IP Address against LDAP Server URL field.
  • Click on Test Connection button to verify if you have made a successful connection with your LDAP server.
  • Oracle E-Business Suite  MFA/2FA: Configure LDAP server URL Connection

  • In Active Directory, go to the properties of user containers/OU's and search for Distinguished Name attribute.
  • Oracle E-Business Suite  MFA: Configure user bind account domain name

  • Enter the valid Bind account Password.
  • Click on Test Bind Account Credentials button to verify your LDAP Bind credentials for LDAP connection.
  • Oracle E-Business Suite  MFA: Check bind account credentials

  • Search Base is the location in the directory where the search for a user begins. You will get this from the same place you got your Distinguished name.
  • Oracle E-Business Suite  2FA : Configure user search base

  • Select a suitable Search filter from the drop down menu. To use custom Search Filter select "Custom Search Filter" option and customize it accordingly.
  • Oracle E-Business Suite  MFA/2FA : Select user search filter

  • You can also configure following options while setting up AD. Enable Activate LDAP in order to authenticate users from AD/LDAP. Click on the Save button to add user store.
  • Oracle E-Business Suite  MFA : Activate LDAP options

    Here's the list of the attributes and what it does when we enable it. You can enable/disable accordingly.

    Attribute Description
    Activate LDAP All user authentications will be done with LDAP credentials if you Activate it
    Sync users in miniOrange Users will be created in miniOrange after authentication with LDAP
    Backup Authentication If LDAP credentials fail then user will be authenticated through miniOrange
    Allow users to change password This allows your users to change their password. It updates the new credentials in your LDAP server
    Enable administrator login On enabling this, your miniOrange Administrator login authenticates using your LDAP server
    Show IdP to users If you enable this option, this IdP will be visible to users
    Send Configured Attributes If you enable this option, then only the attributes configured below will be sent in attributes at the time of login

  • Click on Save. After this, it will show you the list of User stores. Click on Test Configuration to check whether you have enter valid details. For that, it will ask for username and password.
  • Oracle E-Business Suite  2FA: Test AD/Ldap connection

  • On Successful connection with LDAP Server, a success message is shown.
  • Click on Test Attribute Mapping.
  • Oracle E-Business Suite  LDAP successful connection

  • Enter a valid Username. Then, click on Test. Mapped Attributes corresponding to the user are fetched.
  • Oracle E-Business Suite  MFA: Fetch mapped attributes for user

  • After successful Attribute Mapping Configuration, go back to the ldap configuration and enable Activate LDAP in order to authenticate users from AD/LDAP.
  • Refer our guide to setup LDAPS on windows server.

User Import and Provisioning from AD

  • Go to Settings in the Customer Admin Account.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   miniOrange dashboard

  • Enable the "Enable User Auto Registration" option and click Save.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   Enable User Auto Registration

  • (Optional) To send a welcome email to all the end users that will be imported, enable the "Enable sending Welcome Emails after user registration" option and click Save.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   Enable sending Welcome Emails after user registration

  • From the Left-Side menu of the dashboard select Provisioning.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync/Provisioning

  • In Setup Provisioning tab select Active Directory in the Select Application Drop Down.
  • Toggle the Import Users tab, click on Save button.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync Active Directory Configuration

  • On the same section, switch to Import Users section.
  • Select Active Directory from the dropdown and click on the Import Users tab, to import all the users from Active Directory to miniOrange.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync Import Operation

  • You can view all the Users you have imports by selecting Users >> User List from Left Panel.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User List

  • All the imported users will be auto registered.
  • These groups will be helpful in adding multiple 2FA policies on the applications.

miniOrange integrates with various external user sources such as directories, identity providers, and etc.

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4. Test IdP-initiated Single Sign-On into Oracle EBS

    • Open up a new browser or an incognito window, and paste the APPS_AUTH_AGENT Profile Value URL from Step 2, with ‘/ssologin’ appended to it, in the address bar. For example, if your APPS_AUTH_AGENT Profile Value URL is ‘https://ebsauth.example.com/osso/broker/1/app-uuid-value’, enter the following URL in the address bar: https://ebsauth.example.com/osso/broker/1/app-uuid-value/ssologin
    • You should be redirected to the Identity Source against which you’d like to authenticate.
    • azure AD login

    • After a successful authentication from the Identity Source, you should be logged into Oracle EBS.
    • Oracle E-Business Suite  SSO login successful

5. Configure Redirection to Single Sign-On from Oracle EBS

  • Login to Oracle EBS as SYSADMIN (or a user with the Functional Administrator responsibility).
  • Navigate to Functional Administrator → Core Services → Profiles, and make the following changes:
    • Search for the Profile with code APPS_SSO; change its site value from SSWA to SSWA w/SSO.
    • Search for the Profile with the code APPS_AUTH_AGENT; change its site value to the APPS_AUTH_AGENT Profile Value from Oracle EBS configuration (e.g. https://ebsauth.example.com/oracle/sso/<customerId>/<appUuid>).
    • Search for the Profile with the name Oracle Applications Session Cookie Domain; change its value from Host to Domain.
    • Bounce the Application Tier of the Oracle E-Business Suite to reflect the changes.

6. Test SP-initiated Single Sign-On from Oracle EBS

  • Open up a new browser or an incognito window, and enter your Oracle EBS instance’s base URL in the address bar (e.g. https://apps.example.com:4443/), and press enter.
  • You should be redirected to the Identity Source configured for authentication.
  • azure AD login

  • After a successful authentication from the Identity Source, you should be logged into Oracle EBS.
  • Oracle E-Business Suite  SSO login successful

  • You have now successfully configured the miniOrange SSO Connector for Single Sign-On into Oracle EBS.

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