Enable Flash and use Enterprise Manager <= 13.3 in 2021

Of course you should update to Enterprise Manager 13.4 (or later) after the 12th of January 2021. Ok, so you don’t want to or you can not do this at this moment or I need it NOW!

There are two things happening here. 1) Adobe implemented a kill-switch that you can not use Flash anymore after the 12th of January and 2) your browser stopped supporting/running Flash.

This blog post is about issue 1. The ‘kill-switch’.

Adobe’s Flash “Enterprise Enablement”

What?! Yes, you can still run Enterprise Manager with Flash after the 12th of January 2021, but you need to do something called “Enterprise Enablement” and have sites be placed on the Flash Allow List.

Read about it in the Adobe Flash Player Administration Guide for Flash Player 32.

Create a Flash Allow List

Be warned, outdated Flash is unsafe…! Enable it for EM only (AllowList it).

Flash implemented a kill switch, so you can not use Flash anymore after the 12th of January. Luckily you can allow site to still run Flash!

Create the following file mms.cfg as Administrator and save it in C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\ and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\ .

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Add a DIAGNOSTIC user to Enterprise Manager for performance insights and query tuning only

When you want a user, probably a developer, to have access via Enterprise Manager to show query performance, but *ONLY* to specific databases and it’s performance stats, you need a ‘restricted’ EM and database user to do this. Next is tested on EM 13.3 and an 18c container database.

Short list of things that need to be done:

  1. Create a new Enterprise Manager Role with performance monitor privileges for specific targets
  2. Create new Enterprise Manager Administrators and add them to the previously create role
  3. Create a new common user in the target databases for monitoring within the target databases
  4. Create a new Enterprise Manager Named Credential for these targets

So that’s a short list, now the (written) instructions per step: Continue reading