|Oracle® Access Manager Developer Guide
Part Number B25346-01
This section describes certain new features of Oracle Access Manager 10g (10.1.4.0.1) and provides pointers to additional information in 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 Basic Over LDAP|
|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.
The support features described in this section reflect the results of the Oracle Access Manager 10g (10.1.4.0.1) globalization process with emphasis on multibyte support through the use of Unicode to enable processing of internationalized data and the impact on older environments that you upgrade.
Multibyte support and XML encoding
Identifies behavior with 10g (10.1.4.0.1) and earlier versions and backward compatibility with encoding in requests and responses; examples are included.
Multibyte support and IdentityXML Functions and Parameters
Illustrates UTF-8 encoding for multibyte support in several examples
See Also:"Common Functions".
Multibyte support and IdentityXML
Identifies behavior with 10g (10.1.4.0.1) and earlier versions and backward compatibility with XML pages, SOAP/Identity XML requests, and Identity Event Plug-in data sent to executables.
See Also:"About the Identity Event Plug-in API".
Multibyte support and the Access Manager SDK, Access Manager APIs, Custom AccessGates
Identifies behavior with 10g (10.1.4.0.1) and earlier versions and backward compatibility with the Access Manager SDK, Access Manager APIs, and custom AccessGates
Multibyte support and Custom C Authorization Plug-in Interfaces identifies behavior with 10g (10.1.4.0.1) and earlier versions and backward compatibility with custom C authorization plug-ins and interfaces
The code for WebGates has been rewritten so that WebGates and AccessGates share the same code base.
A new lazyload method has been added to the ObUserSession constructor in the Access Manager API as a result of this rewrite
New diagnostics have been added as a result of this rewrite.
New status codes have been added as a result of this rewrite.
Information on using Identity XML to create Web services has been updated.
Code samples has been provided and explained to illustrate how to use Identity XML Web services to make calls to a WebPass.
Two samples have been added, to show how to create a Web service call when a WebPass is protected by a WebGate and when a WebPass is not protected by a WebGate.
Older information on creating a Java proxy object has been removed.
The chapter on IdentityXML functions and parameters contains new information on configuring challenge phrases and challenge responses. Other updates have been made to remove old information and to clarify the remaining information.
This chapter describes how to configure Add, Delete, Replace, and Replace_All operations on individual and multiple challenge-and-response pairs.
The information on pre-6.5 IdentityXML syntax has been removed.
In the same chapter, information has been reorganized. The discussion of attribute and search parameters now appears before the discussion of functions.
IdentityXML examples have been updated to reflect the post-6.5, WSDL-compatible syntax.
See Also:"IdentityXML Functions and Parameters".