OTBI direct database access disabled Oracle Fusion 19A
With the most recent available upgrade of Oracle Fusion Applications Cloud 19A, the direct database access with OTBI has been disabled by default by Oracle. The feature will be disabled within a grace period of 12-month:
This is also looged a Bug, since many customers relied on the feature:
Community discussion: R13.19A OTBI Direct Database Query Privilege Change
Fusion Application: Upgrade 19A What’s new (see chapter: OTBI DIRECT DATABASE QUERY PRIVILEGE IS DISABLED BY DEFAULT FOR
AUTHENTICATED USERS )
The reasons for this are security concerns from Oracle side and the currently only remaining alternative, is to use BI Publisher in cases of direct database access (as confirmed in the community discussion by Oracle, this method will not be restricted).
Additionally, for OAC, the direct database access feature as also been removed from the default permissions of the logged in User (Authenticated User). But, using the Manage Privileges Pages, the permission can still be assigned for Users who require the feature:
How to create a direct database access is also described in a previous post.