Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Eating our own dog food – Oracle’s internal deployment of Oracle IDM

A good podcast was just released covering Oracle’s own internal deployment of Oracle IDM; more specifically OAM and OID.

This was a big project that involved migrating a bunch of critical, high volume applications to leverage OAM and OID. I mostly approve of what was done and how it was done. So I suggest you tune in to see and hear more about how we deploy our own software.

Oracle plans to leverage OIM internally are also discussed.

Podcast: Oracle on Oracle – How Oracle IT uses Oracle IDM
Slidecast: How Oracle uses Identity Management

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Maximum Availability Whitepaper for IDM 11gR2

The Enterprise Deployment Guide (EDG) is a great resource to familiarize yourself with the Oracle recommended approach to deploying highly available infrastructure using Oracle's Fusion Middleware products.

As of today, the current EDG documentation supports the R1 release.  The R2 release will be out in a few months.  

However, there is an Maximum Availability Architecture white paper that describes in detail how to configure OAM, OIM and LDAP for maximum/high availability.

The first section of this white paper is a good overview of the design topology for a robust infrastructure.  The later part gets into more detail of actually installing and configuring the system.  No matter where you are in your implementation cycle, this white paper will help you prepare for your installation/configuration.

If you are planning on integrating OAM and OIM for R2, please use Maximum Availability white paper link below.

Identity Management 11.1.2 Enterprise Deployment Blueprint

Happy Reading!

Monday, October 8, 2012

OAM and OIM 11g Academies

As many of you know, last year we created indexes of posts on OAM and OIM 11g R2 that we call OAM 11g Academy and OIM 11g Academy.

These indexes contain the articles we’ve written that we believe provide long lasting guidance on OAM and OIM.  Posts covered in these series include articles on key aspects of OAM and OIM 11g, best practice architectural guidance, integrations, and customizations.

It is our hope that these series will prove valuable to new and experience architects, implementers, and administrators of OAM and OIM.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Patch Management of an Oracle Identity Management Deployment

Today I’d like to discuss a very important topic which is patch management in an Oracle IDM/IAM deployment.  Patching seems like a pretty basic topic.  It is often taken for granted.  However, experience has shown me that patching is a frequent source of confusion for many enterprise software customers including those deploying the Oracle Identity Management  stack.

So, I thought I’d address some common questions / topics related to patching so that people have a better understanding of what patches to apply to their environments and when to apply them. 

This post is a part of both the OAM 11g academy and OIM 11g academy series.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Detached Credential Collector Configuration - OAM 11GR2

Detached Credential Collector (DCC) has been introduced in OAM 11GR2 release. And the documentation, http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E27559_01/admin.1112/e27239/register.htm#BABEGDFA, explains in detail about how to deploy it in various architecture scenarios.
 In addition to the documentation, this blog post will help clarify the configuration steps.

Monday, October 1, 2012

OAM-OIM Integration Note for 11GR2

Recently while integrating Oracle Access Manager (OAM) and Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) 11g Release2, I found some issues which I want to highlight in this post.