Run Configuration and Compliance Checks

With Oracle Configuration and Compliance, you can automatically assess, score, and report on the compliance posture of your Oracle E-Business Suite deployment and you can remediate as needed.

This use case is applicable for Oracle E-Business Suite release 12.x using Oracle Database 12c. For more information on Oracle Configuration and Compliance, see Get Started with Configuration and Compliance in Using Oracle Configuration and Compliance.

Prerequisites

Ensure that Configuration & Compliance license is enabled for the Oracle E-Business Suite entities. See License Oracle E-Business Suite Entities.

To run the compliance checks on the database entity in your Oracle E-Business Suite, add the requisite grants and synonyms to the user. See Apply Grants to an EBS Database for Monitoring and Compliance.

View the Rules in the Oracle E-Business Suite Rule Set

The Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Database 12.1 Best Practices rule set is an out-of-the-box compilation of thirty rules that can be run on the entities in the Oracle E-Business Suite. You can view the list of rules, and their details.

Required Role: To complete these tasks, you must have Oracle Management Cloud Administrator role. If this role isn’t assigned to you or you’re not sure, then ask your system administrator to ensure that the role is assigned to you in Oracle Cloud My Services. See Modifying User Roles in Managing and Monitoring Oracle Cloud and About Oracle Management Cloud Roles and Users.

  1. From the menu, click Compliance Admin, and click Rule Sets.

  2. Under Rule Set Name, click Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Database 12.1 Best Practices.

The View Rule Set dialog box displays the rules and their descriptions.

Run Assessments against Your E-Business Entities

  1. Configure your assessment:
    1. From the menu, select Assessment, and click Templates.

    2. Click Add and enter a name and a description for your assessment.

    3. Select the out-of-the-box Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Database 12.1 Best Practices rule set, which is of the type database.

    4. Select the industry-standard benchmark rule sets that you want to assess your entities for. To view the list of out-of-the-box rule sets available with Oracle Configuration and Compliance, see Rule Sets in Using Oracle Configuration and Compliance.

    5. Click Add and select EBS composite entity to apply the rule sets.

    6. Select the periodicity of your assessment to suit your corporate and industry standards and click Save.

    Oracle Configuration and Compliance determines the topology of the composite entity for each assessment, fragments the composite into its element members, and applies the rule sets against the individual member entities, as applicable.
  2. Create an alert rule and select users who get notifications when the desired conditions activate. You can associate the alert rule with Oracle E-Business Suite rule set to receive alerts in case of violations like a drop in the compliance score or a failure of a rule. See Create an Alert Rule on Oracle Configuration and Compliance.

Interpret the Assessment Results

  1. View the compliance alerts in Oracle Infrastructure Monitoring home.

  2. View the assessment results in Oracle Configuration and Compliance to understand the compliance violations and plan the optimal remediation:

    1. From the menu, select Assessments, then click Runs.

    2. Click on an Assessment Run ID.

    3. Select a severity such as Critical or High.

    4. Click on the Violation Name to display the Violations Details page.

      The Remedy information helps you in planning the remediation.

  3. Plan the remediations to take care of the compliance violations. You can write and execute an automated remediation script or manually remediate the violation. Rerun your assessment template, validate successful remediation of the violation, and then verify the remaining violations.