Identity and Oracle Public Cloud
By Naresh Persaud on Feb 02, 2012
If you caught the launch of Oracle Public Cloud, you are aware of Oracle's platform as a service offerings in the cloud. You may have even registered for access to the Oracle Public Cloud at cloud.oracle.com. What you may not know about Oracle Public Cloud is that it is built on Oracle's Identity Management platform. When a user registers, their account and credential information is stored in Oracle Internet Directory. When a user has access to several services across Oracle Public, the single sign-on is handled by Oracle Access Manager. When a user account is disabled, it can be disabled across all services.
Identity Management is part of the Common Services layer and secures Oracle Public Cloud. This is also an example of how an Identity Platform approach pays huge dividends in the cloud.
Some Highlights: Optimized Directory as a user store and policy store, Single Sign-On via Oracle Access Manager for web access control, perimeter protection for all pages and a single point to manage user access and password management.
Building a cloud without Identity Management as part of the infrastructure would be a difficult proposition. You can learn more about the Oracle Public Cloud architecture here.