Create a Connection

Before you can build an integration, you have to create the connections to the applications with which you want to share data.

To create a connection in Oracle Integration:

  1. In the left navigation pane, click Home > Integrations > Connections.

  2. Click Create.

    Note:

    You can also create a connection in the integration canvas of:
  3. In the Create Connection — Select Adapter dialog, select the adapter to use for this connection. To find the adapter, scroll through the list, or enter a partial or full name in the Search field and click Search iconSearch.

  4. In the Create Connection dialog, enter the information that describes this connection.

    1. Enter a meaningful name to help others find your connection when they begin to create their own integrations. The name you enter is automatically added in capital letters to the Identifier field. If you modify the identifier name, don't include blank spaces (for example, SALES OPPORTUNITY).
    2. Enter optional keywords (tags). You can search on the connection keywords on the Connections page.
    3. Select the role (direction) in which to use this connection (trigger, invoke, or both). Only the roles supported by the adapter are displayed for selection. When you select a role, only the connection properties and security policies appropriate to that role are displayed on the Connections page. If you select an adapter that supports both invoke and trigger, but select only one of those roles, you'll get an error when you try to drag the adapter into the section you didn't select. For example, let's say you configure a connection for the Oracle Service Cloud (RightNow) Adapter as only an invoke. Dragging the adapter to a trigger section in the integration produces an error.
    4. Enter an optional description of the connection.
  5. Click Create.

    Your connection is created. You're now ready to configure the connection details, such as connection properties, security policies, connection login credentials, and (for certain connections) agent group.

Configure Connection Properties

Enter connection information so your application can process requests.

  1. Go to the Connection Properties section.

    The fields that are displayed are based on your version of Oracle Integration.

  2. For new connections created with the initial release of the simplified connections page on 2/18/20, the ERP Cloud Host field is displayed. Enter the Oracle ERP Cloud host name. For example:
    https://customer_chosen_domain_name.fa.DC.oraclecloud.com

    Note:

    The Oracle ERP Cloud host name can easily be derived from the Oracle ERP Cloud login URL. For example: https://customer_chosen_domain_name.fa.DC.oraclecloud.com/fscmUI/faces/FuseWelcome
  3. For existing connections created prior to the initial release of the simplified connections page on 2/18/20, the URL fields are displayed. Specify the URLs to use in this integration.
    • ERP Services Catalog WSDL URL

    • ERP Events Catalog URL (optional)

    • Interface Catalog URL (optional)

    For information about obtaining the URL, see Obtain the Oracle ERP Cloud Service Catalog Service WSDL, Event Catalog URL, or Interface Catalog URL (For Existing Connections Only).

Configure Connection Security

Configure security for your Oracle ERP Cloud Adapter connection by selecting the security policy and security token.

  1. Go to the Security section.
  2. Select the security policy to use. Based on your selection, the page is refreshed to display various login credential fields.
    Element Description
    Username Password Token With PGP Key Support Specify the following details to upload an encrypted file to Oracle WebCenter Content (Universal Content Management (UCM). The supported algorithm for the public key is RSA for encryption and key size should be 1024 bits long.
    Username Password Token You receive the username and password to enter when subscribing to Oracle ERP Cloud.
    • Username: Enter the username.
    • Password: Enter the password.
    OAuth Authorization Code Credentials
    • Client ID: Enter the client identifier (ID) issued during OAuth client application creation. The client ID identifies the client (the software requesting an access token) making the request. See Create an OAuth Client Application.
    • Client Secret: Enter the client secret issued during OAuth client application creation, then enter it a second time to confirm. See Create an OAuth Client Application.
    • Authorization Code URI: Enter the URI from which to request the authorization code. This endpoint is used to initiate the OAuth authentication and authorization process during which a user is directed to the OAuth server to provide credentials, to review granted permissions, and to provide consent.
    • Access Token URI: Enter the URI to use for the access token. A request must be sent to this URI for obtaining an access token.
    • Scope: Enter the scopes specified during OAuth client application creation:
      • The URL that corresponds to the federated Oracle Fusion Application instance.
      • offline_access
      Scopes enable you to specify the type of access you need. Scopes limit access for the OAuth token. They do not grant any additional permission beyond that which the user already possesses. See Create an OAuth Client Application.
    • Client Authentication: You can optionally configure OAuth flows with client authentication. This is similar to the Postman user interface feature for configuring client authentication.
      • Send client credentials as basic auth header: Pass the client ID and client secret in the header as basic authentication.
      • Send client credentials in body: Pass the client ID and client secret in the body as form fields.

    When configuration is complete, perform the following steps:

    1. Click Provide Consent to test the OAuth flow.
    2. Log in to the respective instances when prompted.
    3. Return to the Connections page and click Test.

Test the Connection

Test your connection to ensure that it's configured successfully.

  1. In the page title bar, click Test. What happens next depends on whether your connection uses a Web Services Description Language (WSDL) file.
    If Your Connection... Then...

    Doesn't use a WSDL

    The test starts automatically

    Uses a WSDL

    A dialog prompts you to select the type of connection testing to perform:

    • Validate and Test: Performs a full validation of the WSDL, including processing of the imported schemas and WSDLs. Complete validation can take several minutes depending on the number of imported schemas and WSDLs. No requests are sent to the operations exposed in the WSDL.

    • Test: Connects to the WSDL URL and performs a syntax check on the WSDL. No requests are sent to the operations exposed in the WSDL.

  2. Wait for a message about the results of the connection test.
    • If the test was successful, then the connection is configured properly.
    • If the test failed, then edit the configuration details you entered. Check for typos, verify URLs and credentials, and download the diagnostic logs for additional details. Continue to test until the connection is successful.
  3. When complete, click Save, then click Back button.