Friday, September 26, 2014

Exposing User System Attributes in OIM 11gR2PS2 GUI Customization


Recently while working with a customer to help with an upgrade from OIM 11gR1 to 11gR2PS2, one interesting request came up regarding OIM GUI customization.

The requirement was to expose some User System Attributes that in R1 were directly available in the GUI customization data but in R2 are not exposed in the GUI Customization options.

There is a way in R2 to easily expose the data using a custom Managed Bean along with some GUI tweaks.

The process for customizing the OIM UI is easy enough and well documented in the OIM Customization Guide.

The following content takes you through the steps for exposing the User System Attributes.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Part 1: Getting under the covers of Detached Credential Collector (DCC)


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. The Detached Credential Collector (DCC) feature was introduced with the release of OAM 11gR2 ---   DCC brought some very interesting changes in the authentication model that in my opinion are very welcome; more on that later.  There is already Oracle documentation out there on this feature, along with an A-Team blog article Debasish Bhattacharya created (Detached Credential Collector Configuration – OAM 11GR2) , which adds some more insight on configuring DCC.  This blog is to enlighten everyone with some more information on what is going on with DCC, both for login and logout.  Then in Part 2 – Custom Login and Logout with Detached Credential Collector, I want to clear up some confusion on how many may think using DCC can only be done with the Oracle supplied and Perl scripts; that is far from the truth.   So let’s dig in and expose some of the mysteries of the Detached Credential Collector.