Add an Oracle Forms application

The purpose of this tutorial is to walk through the process of setting up an Oracle Forms application through the Access Gateway Admin Console.

Architecture

Oracle Forms Architecture

Before you begin

Ensure that:

  • Access Gateway is installed and configured for use.
    See Manage Access Gateway deployment.
  • Access Gateway has been configured to use your Okta tenant as IDP.
    See Configure your Okta tenant as an Identity Provider for more information about configuring your Okta tenant as an IDP.
  • You have administrator rights on your Okta tenant and can assign applications to users and create groups.
  • An external Oracle Forms-based application that requires protection.
  • The external app version is supported. Oracle Forms supported versions include:
    • v10g or later
  • Appropriate DNS entries for both the legacy application and the exposed new URL exist.
  • Appropriate DNS entries for both the protected application and the external URL for example:
    ValueDescription
    https://app-forms.externalexample.comExternal or customer facing application URL.
    https://app-forms.internalexample.com

    Internal or protected application URL of Oracle Forms application.

This application is part of a class of applications which exchange user information using header variables. See Add a generic header application for more information about the Access Gateway generic header application.

Access Gateway also provides a sample header application. See Add a sample header application.

Typical workflow

Task

Description

Create a containing group
  • Best practice, create an optional group to be assigned to the application.
Create application
  • Create an Oracle Forms application.
Assign certificate
  • Assign an optional certificate to the application.
Confirm attributes
  • Confirm required attributes and add any optional additional attributes to the application.
Test the application
  • Test the Oracle Forms application integration.
Troubleshoot
  • When required troubleshoot the integration.