Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate Release 1.0.2 Now Available

We are pleased to announce an update to the Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate component, which provides integration with Oracle Access Manager 10gR3. The latest version, Release 1.0.2, provides several bug fixes, improved automation, and support for the use of Oracle E-Business Suite portlets. Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate is available at no charge to customers who have already licensed both Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Access Manager.

For those of you that have already deployed Oracle Access Manager elsewhere in your company, we strongly recommend that you evaluate this integration. We believe that this latest release provides improvements in quality and usability over our previous release.

What About Oracle Single Sign-On Server?

If you are running Oracle E-Business Suite today with Oracle Single Sign-On Server (OSSO), you may continue to do so. However, this product is quickly approaching its end-of-life, so we are now recommending that new implementations evaluate Oracle Access Manager for single sign-on authentication. If you are already using Oracle Access Manager today in your enterprise, then now is the perfect time to begin migrating your Oracle E-Business Suite single sign-on to Oracle Access Manager with the help of Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate.

In my previous article, announcing the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate, we mentioned that some products, such as Oracle Discoverer and Oracle Portal, do not support Oracle Access Manager 10gR3, and continue to require Oracle Single Sign-On Server for single sign-on authentication. That limitation continues to exist, and the latest version of Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate does not change that. However, as I also noted then, you can "link" the two authentication systems for easier administration.

In this scenario, OSSO can delegate authentication duties to Oracle Access Manager, so users will only see a single UI whenever they are prompted for single sign-on credentials. Once the user is authenticated and it is determined he is authorized to access the requested resource, Oracle Access Manager returns the user's identity in an HTTP header variable, which OSSO recognizes and trusts. OSSO then sets its own single sign-on cookie in the browser without having to ask for another set of credentials.

Prerequisites for Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate

The requirements for Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate are unchanged from the original release:

  • E-Business Suite Release 12.1.2, 12.1.1; or,
    E-Business Suite Release 11i 11.5.10 CU2 (with ATG RUP 6 or higher)
  • Oracle Access Manager 10gR3 (10.1.4.3)
  • Oracle Internet Directory 10gR3 (10.1.4.3), or
    Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 Patchset 1 (11.1.1.2)
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.1 or higher

And, as before, Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate is supported on any operating system platform that supports Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.1. For Oracle Access Manager and its components, such as WebGate, any operating system and HTTP server supported by it may be used for this integration.

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Comments:

What happens when Oracle Access Manager 10gR3 get de-supported in December 2012?

Posted by Ara on July 29, 2010 at 05:30 AM PDT #

Hi Ara,

By the time OAM 10gR3 moves into sustaining support, OAM 11g is expected to be well adopted. Our next step is to certify Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate with OAM 11gR1. Revenue recognition concerns prevent me from providing any estimates on when that will be available, but I feel safe in saying it should be before December 2012. :)

Thanks,
Keith

Posted by Keith M. Swartz on July 29, 2010 at 07:02 AM PDT #

Hi Keith,

Thanks for the quick response (I just found out, because my feed reader, manufactured by a company in Bellevue that shall remain nameless, does not automatically download the comments). But I am glad of the confirmation.

Posted by Ara on September 01, 2010 at 01:32 AM PDT #

Hi Keith,

In this article you stated that “AccessGate is available at no charge to customers who have already licensed both Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Access Manager.” Does this hold true to customers who have license for EBS and OSSO license migration to OAM Basic?

Does Oracle Portal 11g work with OAM 11gR1 without having to have OSSO?

Finally, which combinations make Apex work with EBS, OAM 11gR1 + WebGate 10g + EBS + Apex, OAM 11gR1 + WebGate 10g + OSSO Agent + EBS + Apex, or OAM 11gR1 + OSSO Agent + EBS + Apex? In another word, can both WebGate 10g and OSSO Agent coexist in the mix?

Sorry for so many questions. We are at a point to try to figure out which way to go…

Best Regards,
Jennifer.

Posted by Jennifer Chen on October 06, 2010 at 10:54 PM PDT #

Hi Jennifer,

Yes, customers with an OAM Basic license (and EBS license) are also allowed to download and use Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate at no charge. To clarify, this is not a licensed component, and does not grant any additional licenses from what you already have. Since this component requires Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Access Manager to function properly, you just need to be licensed to use both of those products -- then you can download and use Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate to integrate the two.

Regarding your questions related to OAM 11gR1, I would need to refer you to someone in Oracle Access Manager support. Most of these questions are independent of Oracle E-Business Suite and, as you may have surmised from this article, we have not yet certified OAM 11gR1 for use with EBS.

Thanks,
Keith

Posted by Keith M. Swartz on October 07, 2010 at 05:12 AM PDT #

Hi Keith,

Thank you very much for the clarification. Appreciate your time and help.

Best Regards,
Jennifer.

Posted by Jennifer Chen on October 07, 2010 at 06:23 AM PDT #

Is Oracle Access manager 11gR1 (11.1.1.5) certified with Oracle E-Busincess Suite R12 (12.1.3)?

- Ramasamy

Posted by Ramasamy on July 25, 2011 at 01:06 AM PDT #

Ramasamy,

Not at this time. You can always get this information in the Certifications section of My Oracle Support. We'll also post availability of this combination in this blog.

Thanks,
Keith

Posted by Keith M Swartz on July 25, 2011 at 03:26 AM PDT #

Pleaes Advice on Below: Basically I am looking how to keep the individual components of deployment on different servers with proper combinations.
We are planing for SSO using OAM etc can you please highlight how we should keep the architecture in case we have multi node ERP with PCP, RAC, DMZ, LBR etc. Any comments on the below or suggestions are highly appreciated.

Server X
OAM,OID,Internal/External Ebusiness Access gate
Server Y
OHS+WEBGATE

or

Server X
OAM,OID
Server Y
OHS,WEBGATE,Internal/External Ebusiness Access gate

Posted by guest on August 06, 2014 at 07:45 AM PDT #

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