Cloud Security Perspectives and Insights

Use Multiple Identity Instances with Oracle Identity Cloud Service

Mihai Dragomir
EMEA A&C Cloud Adoption & Implementation Consultant
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To effectively run an enterprise Identity Management program, more than one instance of your identity solution is often required. Whether you are separating a testing environment from production or isolating administrators and users for 2 separate use cases in your organization, you need fully isolated identity environments. This is why Oracle Identity Cloud Service supports multiple Identity Cloud Service Instances. It only takes a few minutes for a customer to create an entirely new, isolated identity instance within their Oracle cloud account.

Let’s take a look at 2 of the most common use cases for multiple identity instances.


Production and Testing Environments

Whether it’s a policy change, a new custom sign-in page, an update to MFA settings or a call to a new API, we want to know exactly how changes to our identity management settings will work before unleashing them on our user population. Multiple Identity Instances allow you to try these settings out before implementing them in your production environment. In addition, the people you want to access all these settings are likely different in a test environment vs production.

Separate identity instances make sure you can maintain different sets of admins and users allows you to keep production environment in compliance while a different group of people are allowed to test.


Multiple IDCS Instances – Prod/Dev/QA Example


Separate User Populations

When trying to protect resources for different user populations, everything can be different including administrators, users, access policies, and the sign-in experience. By leveraging multiple identity instances you can create the separation needed for each of these requirements. In addition, the license structure may be different from one population to the other.

For example, if you have a set of consumers and a set of employees, you can create each identity instance with the appropriate license to fit the user type.


Multiple IDCS Instances – Employees/Customers Example

Oracle Identity Cloud Service multiple instance capabilities will support you in either of these scenarios. For details on how to use this capability and understand the limits here are a few useful resources.

Product Documentation

Many thanks for contributing on this blog post to Jason Oeltjen, Director of Product Management, IDM Cloud Services for Oracle.

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