Thursday, September 19, 2013

A first look at POST data preservation in OAM 11g R2 PS1

In this post, we have a quick look at POST data preservation, a new feature introduced in the 11g R2 PS1 (or version of Oracle Access Manager. We'll explain the problem that this feature solves and walk through a simple example explaining how to configure and use the feature. This post is part of a larger series on Oracle Access Manager 11g called Oracle Access Manager Academy. An index to the entire series with links to each of the separate posts is available.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Part 1: How To Load Test OAM11g using Apache JMeter

Exciting, it is Go Live day, the system goes online, everything seems ok for a while, and then Kerplunk!  Thousands of things could have happened and everyone scrambles to figure it out.  What went wrong?   My first question is, “Was a proper load test completed?”  Yes, Load Test.  Functionally the software may have worked, but under a heavy load issues can start bubbling up.  If you have been there like I have many times you know what I am talking about.  Situations like this could be avoided? 

This is where this article comes in.  I have learned the hard way that load testing can provide a lot of great feedback to determine issues whether it be the software, the design, the deployment, or the architecture.  The bottom line is if you do not have fancy software like HP Load Runner, the poor mans version, Apache JMeter, can come to the rescue.  JMeter is FREE, well documented (As much as any other software at least), and there are tons of blogs and articles on JMeter since it has been around for quite a while.  JMeter can also do much more beyond HTTP type of load testing.  I would love to cover even more about JMeter, but unfortunately I have to focus this article to a basic load test that works with OAM11g.   Minimally, I hope this article at least gets you started and even excited to learn more about this great tool.

Monday, September 9, 2013

OIM Reset Password Customization Example

Out-of-the-box, the OIM reset password functionality is available to system administrators, and to delegated administrators who have administrative privileges on users’ accounts and have the ‘reset password’ privilege assigned to them. The data of the user who is having his/her password reset plays no role on how this functionality is presented to delegated administrators.

This post shows a way of having password reset functionality behaving differently depending on the end user data. This post is another post of the OIM Academy series, to check the series click here.
Before going further, it is important to mention that there is a need to first understand the OIM UI customizations concepts. Apart from the OIM documentation available here, you can also check this example and this post.