|Oracle® Access Manager Deployment Guide
Part Number B25344-01
This section describes new features of Oracle Access Manager 10g (10.1.4.0.1) and provides pointers to additional information within this book. Information from previous releases is also retained to help those users migrating to the current release.
The following sections describe the new features in Oracle Access Manager that are reflected in this book:
Note:For a comprehensive list of new features and functions in Oracle Access Manager 10g (10.1.4.0.1), and a description of where each is documented, see the chapter on What's New in Oracle Access Manager in the Oracle Access Manager Introduction.
The original product name, Oblix NetPoint, has changed to Oracle Access Manager. Most component names remain the same. However, there are several important changes that you should know about, as shown in the following table:
|Product Name||Oblix NetPoint
|Oracle Access Manager|
|Product Name||Oblix SHAREid
NetPoint SAML Services
|Oracle Identity Federation|
|Product Name||OctetString Virtual Directory Engine (VDE)||Oracle Virtual Directory|
|Product Release||Oracle COREid 7.0.4||Also available as part of Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2 (10.1.2).|
|Directory Name||COREid Data Anywhere||Data Anywhere|
|Component Name||COREid Server||Identity Server|
|Component Name||Access Manager||Policy Manager|
|Console Name||COREid System Console||Identity System Console|
|Identity System Transport Security Protocol||NetPoint Identity Protocol||Oracle Identity Protocol|
|Access System Transport Protocol||NetPoint Access Protocol||Oracle Access Protocol|
|Directory Tree||Oblix tree||Configuration tree|
|Data||Oblix data||Configuration data|
|Software Developer Kit||Access Server SDK
|Access Manager SDK|
|API||Access Server API
|Access Manager API|
|API||Access Management API
Access Manager API
|Policy Manager API|
|Default Policy Domains||NetPoint Identity Domain
COREid Identity Domain
|Default Policy Domains||NetPoint Access Manager
COREid Access Manager
|Default Authentication Schemes||NetPoint None Authentication
COREid None Authentication
|Default Authentication Schemes||NetPoint Basic Over LDAP
COREid Basic Over LDAP
|Oracle Access and Identity Basic Over LDAP|
|Default Authentication Schemes||NetPoint Basic Over LDAP for AD Forest
COREid Basic Over LDAP for AD Forest
|Oracle Access and Identity for AD Forest|
|Access System Service||AM Service State||Policy Manager API Support Mode|
All legacy references in the product or documentation should be understood to connote the new names.
To optimize performance, you should ensure that your directory performance is optimal. In this release, information on directory tuning has been enhanced. This release provides a new parameter for clearing the LDAP connection cache. Also, new guidelines for configuring the directory connection pool size has been added.
Guidelines have been provided on configuring threads and queues.
There are best practices for optimizing workflow performance.
To minimize the impact that workflows have on server performance, you can tune various parameters in workflowdbparams.xml. You can also tune various workflow search parameters to enhance performance.
There are best practices for optimizing network and Oracle Access Manager performance.
See:"Tuning Your Network".
Information has been added on load balancing of LDAP data.
A "heartbeat" polling mechanism facilitates immediate failover to a secondary directory server when the number of connections in the connection pool falls below the specified threshold level. Information has been added on setting the polling interval for failover.
You can change basic components that you specified during Oracle Access Manager installation, such as the person object class or the directory server host.