Elastic Oracle connector referenceedit

Availability and prerequisitesedit

This connector is available as a self-managed connector client. This connector client is compatible with Elastic versions 8.6.0+. To use this connector, satisfy all connector client requirements.

This connector is in beta and is subject to change. The design and code is less mature than official GA features and is being provided as-is with no warranties. Beta features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.


To use this connector as a connector client, see Connector clients.

The database user requires CONNECT and DBA privileges and must be the owner of the tables to be indexed.

Secure connectionedit

To set up a secure connection the Oracle service must be installed on the system where the connector is running.

Follow these steps:

  1. Set the oracle_home parameter to your Oracle home directory. If configuration files are not at the default location, set the wallet_configuration_path parameter.
  2. Create a directory to store the wallet.

    $ mkdir $ORACLE_HOME/ssl_wallet
  3. Create file named sqlnet.ora at $ORACLE_HOME/network/admin and add the following content:

    SSL_VERSION = 1.0
  4. Run the following commands to create a wallet and attach an SSL certificate. Replace the file name with your file name.

    $ orapki wallet create -wallet path-to-oracle-home/ssl_wallet -auto_login_only
    $ orapki wallet add -wallet path-to-oracle-home/ssl_wallet -trusted_cert -cert path-to-oracle-home/ssl_wallet/root_ca.pem -auto_login_only

For more information, refer to this Amazon RDS documentation about Oracle SSL. Oracle docs: https://docs.oracle.com/database/121/DBSEG/asossl.htm#DBSEG070.

For additional operations, see Using connectors.


Oracle Database versions 18c, 19c and 21c are compatible with Elastic connector frameworks.


When using the connector client workflow, these fields will use the default configuration set in the connector source code. Note that this data source uses the generic_database.py connector source code. Refer to oracle.py for additional code, specific to this data source.

These configurable fields will be rendered with their respective labels in the Kibana UI. Once connected, users will be able to update these values in Kibana.

The following configuration fields are required to set up the connector:

The IP address or hostname of the Oracle database server. Default value is
Port number of the Oracle database server.
Username to use to connect to the Oracle database server.
Password to use to connect to the Oracle database server.
SID of the Oracle database to connect to.

Comma-separated list of tables to monitor for changes. Default value is *. Examples:

  • TABLE_1, TABLE_2
  • *
Protocol which the connector uses to establish a connection. Default value is TCP. For secure connections, use TCPS.
Path to Oracle home directory to run connector in thick mode for secured connection. For unsecured connections, keep this field empty.
Path to SSL Wallet configuration files.
Number of rows to fetch per request. Default value is 50.
Number of retry attempts after failed request to Oracle Database. Default value is 3.

Deployment using Dockeredit

You can deploy the Oracle connector as a self-managed connector client using Docker. Follow these instructions.

Step 1: Download sample configuration file

Download the sample configuration file. You can either download it manually or run the following command:

curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/elastic/connectors/main/config.yml --output ~/connectors-config/config.yml

Remember to update the --output argument value if your directory name is different, or you want to use a different config file name.

Step 2: Update the configuration file for your self-managed connector

Update the configuration file with the following settings to match your environment:

  • elasticsearch.host
  • elasticsearch.api_key
  • connectors

If you’re running the connector service against a Dockerized version of Elasticsearch and Kibana, your config file will look like this:

# When connecting to your cloud deployment you should edit the host value
elasticsearch.host: http://host.docker.internal:9200
elasticsearch.api_key: <ELASTICSEARCH_API_KEY>

    connector_id: <CONNECTOR_ID_FROM_KIBANA>
    service_type: oracle

Using the elasticsearch.api_key is the recommended authentication method. However, you can also use elasticsearch.username and elasticsearch.password to authenticate with your Elasticsearch instance.

Note: You can change other default configurations by simply uncommenting specific settings in the configuration file and modifying their values.

Step 3: Run the Docker image

Run the Docker image with the Connector Service using the following command:

docker run \
-v ~/connectors-config:/config \
--network "elastic" \
--tty \
--rm \
docker.elastic.co/enterprise-search/elastic-connectors: \
/app/bin/elastic-ingest \
-c /config/config.yml

Refer to DOCKER.md in the elastic/connectors repo for more details.

Find all available Docker images in the official registry.

Documents and syncsedit

  • Tables with no primary key defined are skipped.
  • If the table’s system change number (SCN) value is not between the min(SCN) and max(SCN) values of the SMON_SCN_TIME table, the connector will not be able to retrieve the most recently updated time. Data will therefore index in every sync. For more details refer to the following discussion thread.
  • The sys user is not supported, as it contains 1000+ system tables. If you need to work with the sys user, use either sysdba or sysoper and configure this as the username.
  • Files bigger than 10 MB won’t be extracted.
  • Permissions are not synced. All documents indexed to an Elastic deployment will be visible to all users with access to that Elastic Deployment.

Sync rulesedit

Basic sync rules are identical for all connectors and are available by default.

Advanced sync rules are not available for this connector in the present version. Currently, filtering is controlled by ingest pipelines.

Content extractionedit

See Content extraction.

Connector client operationsedit

End-to-end testingedit

The connector framework enables operators to run functional tests against a real data source. Refer to Connector testing for more details.

To execute a functional test for the Oracle connector, run the following command:

make ftest NAME=oracle

By default, this will use a medium-sized dataset. To make the test faster add the DATA_SIZE=small argument:

make ftest NAME=oracle DATA_SIZE=small

Known issuesedit

There are no known issues for this connector.

See Known issues for any issues affecting all connectors.


See Troubleshooting.


See Security.

Framework and sourceedit

This connector is included in the Elastic connector framework.

This connector uses the generic database connector source code (branch 8.11, compatible with Elastic 8.11).

View additional code specific to this data source (branch 8.11, compatible with Elastic 8.11).