Smuckers Broke Free from IBM Identity - So Can You
By Naresh Persaud on Sep 24, 2011
Thank you all for joining the webcast. The replay will be available shortly. From the audience questions and feedback I have received, many found the content useful. You can register to view a replay of the webcast on-demand . Smuckers made a decision to go with the Oracle Identity stack to drastically simplify their architecture both from a middleware perspective and to simplify their Identity Management architecture. Reducing the number of agent based provisioning connectors and leveraging the integrated platform from Oracle reduced cost and improved their project.
Many organizations today are in the same position with an IBM Identity Management deployment that has either stalled because of complexity or because IBM's portfolio lacks the integration and solutions to address the changing market needs. From the webcast, Scott pointed out that companies can move directly to the Oracle stack or move incrementally by taking a co-existence approach.
Here is a transcript of the Q & A from the webcast.
Q. Is Oracle ESSO integrated with the Oracle Identity Manager offering?
A. Yes - ESSO is integrated with oracle Identity Manager and the other components in the Oracle Stack as well. Oracle Identity manager provides workflow based provisioning, change and de-provisioning to ESSO. In addition, ESSO is integrated with Oracle's Access Management stack for complete single sign on.
Q. Can we co-exist IBM's provisioning with Oracle's provisioning ?
A. Yes - there are a number of ways to do this depending on the amount of automation. In some cases the account index in IBM can be imported into Oracle Identity Manager and leveraged directly. Oracle Identity Manager can reconcile the data from each target system. The simplification with the Oracle platform drastically improves the manageability.
Q. Can a customer extend the Identity Platform in Fusion Applications to secure other applications in enterprise.
A. Yes. The Identity components in Fusion Applications are full function and fully extendable. The customer would need to extend the license to cover the additional usage in the enterprise.
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