#281 – Keystores Galore


This week on the podcast, Kyle digs into the different Integration Broker processes and how messages are processed and Dan discusses some changes to simplify SSL management in PeopleTools.

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#270 – Rundeck OCI Plugin


This week on the podcast, Kyle shares his Rundeck plugin for OCI that will dynamically provides OCI nodes to Rundeck, and then Dan and Kyle discuss the difference between sync and async messaging and how that affects the Integration Broker.

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#197 – Branding Role Madness


This week on the podcast, Kyle shares his experience working with the CompanyInfo Banner, his thoughts on Branding Roles, and his discovery of the Introspection Page for Integration Broker.

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#176 – IB Routings


This week on the podcast, we talk surprise acquisitions and forks with some favorite middleware product. Kyle shares how the “Hub” routing works with Integration Broker Routings and also gives some tips on comparing Roles between environments.

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#86 – Usability Testing

This week on the podcast Kyle talks about Usability Testing with his PeopleTools upgrade and moving to Fluid Navigation. Dan and Kyle also talk about Unified Navigation and the Node Network, where the Portal fits in and beefing up the Integration Broker.

Show Notes

  • Excited about Fluid @ 1:00
  • Discovering Homepage Tabs @ 3:15
  • How to Approach Usability Testing @ 9:00
  • Usability Participants @ 13:45
  • Accessibility Testing @ 18:00
  • Comparing Usability Testing before Fluid @ 22:45
  • Personalizing Homepages @ 32:00
  • Unified Navigation @ 38:30
  • Getting Lost with Unified Navigation @ 47:00
  • Integration Monitor @ 50:30
  • Making Search a Critical Component @ 55:00
  • Beefing Up the IB with Unified Nav @ 57:30

#79 – UMRUG 2017 Spring Recap

This week Charlie Sinks joins Kyle and Dan to recap the 2017 Spring UMRUG meeting. We discussion transitioning to Fluid, selective adoption strategies, PTF improvements, Cloud Manager, Interaction Hub and Elasticsearch. The spring meeting was a great User Group meeting and generated excellent conversations.

Show Notes

  • Robin Velayedam (PeopleSoft HCM Strategy) Keynote @ 1:45
  • Workcenters or Nav Collections? @ 9:00
  • Going to 8.55 with or without Fluid Nav @ 12:00
  • Related Actions and Fluid Navigation @ 16:00
  • July HCM Image on 8.56 @ 20:15
  • Selective Adoption Strategies @ 22:00
  • Technical Roundtable @ 31:30
    • Elasticsearch Clustering
    • How easy to set up Elasticsearch?
  • PTF Improvements in 8.56 @ 35:30
  • Oracle 12c patch and tuning recommendations @ 38:15
  • How long does it take to apply images? @ 39:30
  • Security Identity Validation Framework and Secure Transactions @ 40:45
  • Interaction Hub Panel @ 43:15
    • Unified Navigation
    • Federated Search and Notifications
  • Cloud Manager in Interaction Hub @ 53:00
  • Applying Maintenance to Cloud Manager @ 56:00
  • Elasticsearch and Alternative Uses @ 59:00
  • Taking Control of Logs with Elasticsearch @ 62:00
  • Archiving IB Data @ 67:15

#63 – Revisiting PS_APP_HOME

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.

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#54 – Elasticsearch w/ Wayne Fuller

This week on the podcast we welcome back Wayne Fuller to talk about Elasticsearch. Wayne gives an excellent introduction into using Elasticsearch with PeopleSoft, some lesson’s learned from his testing, and highlights the benefits of switching to the new search tool.

One quick note – after recording, Wayne got clarification that you cannot cut over to Elasticsearch by index, only by user. We’ll talk with Wayne in an upcoming episode again about that change so everybody has accurate information. -dan

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Show Notes

  • Testing Elasticsearch @ 1:00
  • Elasticsearch and IB Changes @ 5:00
  • Shards and Replicas @ 8:00
  • Elasticsearch Infrastructure @ 13:00
  • Elasticsearch Speed @ 17:15
  • Search Framework Architecture Changes @ 18:00
  • Integration Broker Impacts @ 25:00
  • Attachment Processing @ 28:00
  • Planning an Elasticsearch Deployment @ 31:30
  • Improving the Search Framework @ 38:30
  • Elasticsearch REST Interface @ 42:45
  • Health Center and Elasticsearch @ 46:00
  • Delete Processing @ 50:00
  • Beta Testing Experience @ 55:30

#32 – UMRUG 2016 Spring Meeting Recap

This week Dan gives a recap of the spring Upper Midwest Regional User Group meeting. The talks and roundtable discussions were great and we learned why PS_CUST_APP_HOME is gone in 8.55. Kyle and Dan also discuss IB development and the need for better App Class documentation.

We want to make this podcast part of the community discussion on PeopleSoft administration. If you have comments, feedback, or topics you’d like us to talk about, we want to hear from you! You can email us at podcast@psadmin.io, tweet us at @psa_io, or use the Twitter hashtag #psadminpodcast.

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Show Notes

  • Fun Twitter Accounts @ :30
  • Inconsistent Fluid Nav @ 3:45
  • IB Development @ 6:30
    • Helper Classes and JavaDoc
    • HCR_PUBLICATION_RULES:PersonBasicPublication
    • Undocumented App Class – %metadata
  • Kyle’s Oh No! Story @ 13:30
  • UMRUG Recap @ 20:00
    • New Development Tools Talk and Supplemental Data
    • NativeOS DPK Image upgrades
    • Security Automation Tool
    • Interface Data Stores
    • QAS for interfaces
    • PeopleTools/PUM Support
    • 8.56 – PT Patching will support Continuous Delivery
    • 8.56 Release date?
    • Refresh Script strategies
    • PS_CUST_APP_HOME Answers
    • Data Masking
  • PeopleTools 8.55 Certifications @ 49:00
  • Custom Type and Resources for Puppet? @ 53:00
    • pt_deploy and pt_config
  • SUSE Linux Support @ 55:00
  • 8.55 PT Upgrade Panel @ 57:00

File Upload Listening Connector

Javier Delgado has a nice overview of building a custom File Upload Listening Connector for the Integration Broker:

One of my customers recently had the need of allowing a third party web application to attach files into PeopleSoft. After trying a number of different approaches (the integration had to be done at the web application client level, which significantly reduces the options to manipulate the request to PeopleSoft before sending it, particularly when dealing with old web browsers), I gave up and came to the conclusion that I needed a custom listening connector in Integration Broker to implement such integration.