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This week, Dan and Kyle talk about IDDA logging, managing queries and different SAML options for PeopleSoft.. Then they talk about different strategies for using Demo databases and the pscipher utility. Show Notes Alliance Presentations Kyle: PS Single Sign-on with WAP and ADFS Dan: Take Control of Logs with Elasticsearch and Enhance and Extend the… Read More

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This week on the podcast Kyle and Dan start deploying Elasticsearch, monitoring failed logins, and working with YAML files. They also discuss watching log files and recap a PeopleTools 8.56 preview webinar. Show Notes Starting Elasticsearch Deployments @ :30 Color Syntax Follow-up @ 5:45 Security Deployment Reference Grid @ 7:45 PS_EOPM_REF* Views Running a PUM… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Charlie Sinks joins us to talk about Image “Catch-up Projects”. We talk about different strategies to simplify customization retrofits, reviewing bugs and new features, and application testing strategies. We also talk about making architecture changes to work with the DPK, and Charlie shares an Oh No! story. Show Notes OS… Read More

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Encrypting passwords is a common activity for PeopleSoft administrators. For many of us, we take for granted that passwords are encrypted by the system. In this post, I want to look at password encryption for web server configuration files and how that works. Encrypting with pscipher pscipher is a PeopleTools utility that encrypts passwords using… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle talk about using web traffic data to analyze user activity, new information on Jolt Failover, and how we generate and distribute compare reports. Then, they discuss Critical Patch Updates and how they affect PeopleSoft Administrators. Show Notes Building a Billion User Load Balancer @ 1:30 X-Forwarded-For and… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Sasank Vemana returns to talk about his experience testing Oracle Cloud and using Google Analytics to analyze web traffic. We also discuss the differences in supporting students as end-users. Show Notes Testing Oracle Cloud @ 2:00 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Oracle Cloud Free Trial Google Analytics and Analyzing… Read More

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A PeopleSoft refresh is one of the more common tasks for a PeopleSoft Administrator or DBA. There are many ways to accomplish this task, but it usually involves a database restore from backup, custom SQL refresh scripts and potentially ACM steps. Depending on the level of effort put into the refresh scripts, there can also… Read More

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This week, Dan and Kyle talk about writing PTF tests for PeopleTools, running multiple IB domains and trying A CM again. Then, we revisit our strategies for managing PS_APP_HOME when applying selective maintenance. Show Notes DNC Hack Details @ 2:00 Vendor CVE List for 2016 @ 6:30 Migrating Event Mapping @ 9:45 PTF PeopleTools Testing… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle talk about load balancing all environments or some environments, Diagnostic Plugins and syntax coloring code. Then, they dive into the getting current and how to test PeopleTools Patches. Show Notes Look back on 2016, Look forward to 2017 @ :30 Mastering PeopleSoft Administration: DPK @ 2:30 Automation… Read More

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We are excited to announce a new course, Mastering PeopleSoft Administration: Deployment Packages. This course will teach you how to make Deployment Packages (DPK) work for you. We begin the course by exploring the different components that make up the DPK, how you can configure the DPK, and how to enhance it. Then, the course… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Dan and Kyle launch a new course about Deployment Packages. Dan tests out a new text editor and discovers you can run OPatch on MOS. Kyle digs into Jolt Failover options with the IB and brainstorms some great configuration ideas. Show Notes Mastering PeopleSoft Administration: Deployment Packages @ 1:30 Enhancing… Read More

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This week on the podcast, Dan tries a different Remote Desktop tool, using RSS feeds to monitor PeopleSoft data and comparing SQL Explain Plans with SQL Developer. Then Kyle gives a great overview of the PeopleSoft Test Framework and what you need to know before using it. Show Notes mRemoteNG @ 1:30 VirtualWin and Windows… Read More

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