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Oracle’s E-Business Suite: Overly complicated security model!

Oracle’s E-Business Suite: Overly complicated security model!

Oracle has its feet firmly planted in two security models – the ‘legacy’ model is that often referred to as Function Security. The ‘new’ model is what Oracle attempted to evolve into an RBAC model using the User Management module. What they have created is an overly complicated mess that frustrates even the most experienced security administrators.

One frustration is the background process that ‘synchs’ the data between the two models (there may actually be more than two…) For example, a responsibility made in the Users form doesn’t show up for several minutes in the home page that you receive when you log in. And new functions added to menus often aren’t ‘available’ to be used for several minutes after they are added to a menu.

While I hope Oracle doesn’t make the same mistakes in the development of its Fusion apps, those companies planning to continue using Oracle’s E-Business Suite have a rude awakening… Oracle continues to make its security model more complicated and frustrating. Double the time you anticipate developing security in your R12 implementation or R12 upgrade. You’ll need it to troubleshoot issues…

Jeffrey T. Hare
jhare@erpra.net

Jeffrey Hare, CPA CIA CISA is the founder and CEO of ERP Risk Advisors. His extensive background includes public accounting (including Big 4 experience), industry, and Oracle Applications consulting experience. Jeffrey has been working in the Oracle Applications space since 1998 with implementation, upgrade, and support experience. Jeffrey is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

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    Posted at 02:46h, 10 July

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