Identity Platform for Oracle Fusion Applications
By Naresh Persaud on Feb 04, 2012
Lately everyone is talking about Fusion Applications - Oracle's next generation ERP Applications. Since Identity Management is built into Fusion Applications, Oracle Applications customers will benefit from "out of the box" integration with the Oracle Identity Platform. In most deployments today, customers are sourcing user accounts from HR applications and using the HR apps as a logical place to trigger user access changes across the enterprise. The ERP system is a logical place to derive entitlement information as well, since the ERP systems have the most context knowlegde of the user and their job role.
With integrated Identity Management in Fusion Applications, all of the external authorization for data and forms is handled by Oracle Entitlements Server. User on-boarding, off-boarding, change and termination is handled via Oracle Identity Manager and web access control is handled by Oracle Access Manager. In the background Oracle Internet Directory provides the high scale repository for Fusion Apps. All of these capabilities are encapsulated in the Identity Platform and utilized as a service by Fusion Applications. You can learn more by reading the paper on Identity and Fusion Apps.
In the next few months we will be presenting a series of short webcasts that describe how Identity Management works with Oracle Applications and Fusion Applications. Steve Miranda, Senior VP of Oracle Applications Development, presents a good primer of Oracle's Applications strategy in this presentation below.