COREid, Thor, Xellerate and Others

[March 19, 2009 Update: Clarified text to emphasize that integrations of OAM, OIM, OVD, ESSO, and OWSM with EBS are supported by the Identity Management group.]

[August 11, 2008 Update: It's technically feasible to integrate the E-Business Suite with Oracle Single Sign-On. Oracle Access Manager (a.k.a. COREid) may, in turn, be integrated with Oracle Single Sign-On to provide additional authentication and integration options. If Windows Native Authentication and Kerberos are also used with this combination -- namely, E-Business Suite, Oracle Single Sign-On, and Oracle Access Manager -- the combined length of the redirected URLs may exceed web browser limits and user authentication will fail. Oracle recommends against the use of this particular combination of technologies for production environments.

[Editor:  Apparently there are some unusual packaging and licencing particulars around Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On and Oracle Web Services Manager.  This article has been updated to reflect these oddities.]

In our recent string of acquisitions, Oracle has made a number of purchases in the identity management space.  These have been rolled into the Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite of products.  The obvious question probably occurs to you:  can you use these with the E-Business Suite?

Oracle Identity Suite Architecture:

What's in Oracle Identity and Access Management?

First, it's important to be very clear about which products are included in this suite.  These are:
Aug 14 Update:  Within minutes of publishing this article, Oracle staff who pay attention to things like licencing excitedly informed me that the following products have "special" licencing terms.  This being a technical blog and not a marketing one, I'm going to blithely sidestep this discussion.  If you really have burning questions about licencing, I'm sure your neighbourhood Oracle account team will be happy to fill you in on these products:

Supported with the E-Business Suite


All of the Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite products shown above are supported by the Oracle Identity Management group for use with the E-Business Suite Release 11i and the upcoming Release 12.  In other words, you may follow the generic Oracle Identity Management documentation for integrating the above products with E-Business Suite environments; questions about that generic documentation should be directed to Oracle Identity Management Support.

In addition, the E-Business Suite has special certified integrations with Oracle Single Sign-On and Oracle Internet Directory.  The Applications Technology Group has produced specific documentation and patches for these configurations for E-Business Suite customers.

What Happens If You Run Into a Problem?

For an extensive discussion about the distinction between supported vs. certified configurations, see Certification & Support for Third-Party Products.  We support more configurations than we actually certify.

If you run into a problem when using any of the products above with E-Business Suite environments, you have two options for getting support:
  1. Log a Service Request against the E-Business Suite

    Applications Support Engineers will attempt to isolate the problem. 

    If the problem's root cause lies in the E-Business Suite, such as Oracle Financials, then the Service Request will be handled by an Applications Support Engineer.

    If the problem is isolated to a product in the Identity and Access Management Suite, then the Service Request will be routed to an Identity Management Support Engineer.
  2. Log a Service Request against the Identity and Access Management Suite

    Identity Management Support Engineers will attempt to isolate the problem.

    If the problem's root cause lies in an Identity and Access Management Suite product, such as Oracle Identity Manager, then the Service Request will be handled by an Identity Management Support Engineer.

    If the problem is isolated to the E-Business Suite, then the Service Request will be routed to an Applications Support Engineer. 
Passing the Buck

All Oracle products should work together.  If you find yourself in a situation where your Service Request is being bounced around, don't just suffer through it.  Call Oracle Support and escalate to a Duty Manager, who can ensure that your SR isn't treated like the proverbial buck that no one wants to handle.

The above is intended to outline our general product direction.  It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.   It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decision.  The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle. 

Comments:

Steven,
Have a query,does Oracle plan to replace Oracle Internet Directory (OID) with any other Oblix product?

Sam
http://appstech-sam.blogspot.com

Posted by Sam on August 22, 2006 at 05:05 PM PDT #

Sam,I haven't heard of any plans for replacement, per se.  These are complementary products.  Oracle Internet Directory meets one set of needs, and the Oblix and Oracle Virtual Directory products meet other sets of needs.  Regards,Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 23, 2006 at 02:21 AM PDT #

Sorry for been off topic, but, when approximately would be possible to us (as oracle partners) test any beta (or as early adopter program) of Release 12?, I'm diying to put my hands all over it :P

I guess maybe something close to DEC-2007?
Great work
cheers!

Posted by Jorge Suarez on September 27, 2006 at 09:24 AM PDT #

Hi Jorge,I don't believe we have any concrete plans for beta testing of future IM products with Release 12, but we should know more about such plans for Release 12 after it ships (as well as said IM products, like AS Identity Management 11g). Even though we will continue to do enhancements and certifications for R12, the primary focus for development once R12 ships will be on Fusion Apps, so you're probably closer than you are far on the dates for any such beta plans.But rest assured, Steven will most certainly be announcing details here once they become available!Cheers,Keith

Posted by Keith M. Swartz on September 27, 2006 at 10:34 AM PDT #

Jorge,We share your excitement about Release 12.  You'll hear a *lot* about R12 at OpenWorld in a few weeks.  The last I heard, Oracle Partners are expected to get access to R12 about the same time as customers, but if I hear anything about Early Adopter Program or beta programs, I'll update this blog with the details.Regards,Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 09, 2006 at 06:54 AM PDT #

Hi, Steven.

With EBS R12.1.3, FMW 11.1.1.5 (OID, OAM, WebGate), and Windows Native Authentication, is the URL redirect length still a potential issue? If so, what can be done about it? Are there any workarounds?

Jeff Kayser

Posted by Jeff Kayser on June 14, 2012 at 03:23 PM PDT #

Hi, Jeff,

I haven't heard any reports of Oracle Access Manager users encountering this issue, but the maximum URL length in IE is 2,083 characters:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/208427

I am not aware of any workarounds.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on June 19, 2012 at 10:58 AM PDT #

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