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1 Overview of Oracle Role Manager Installation

Oracle Role Manager (Role Manager) is an enterprise-class application for managing business and organizational relationships, roles and entitlements. An application for role lifecycle management and an authoritative repository for roles across the IT infrastructure, it drives automation of role-based provisioning and access control. Role Manager is a component of Oracle's Identity Management and Oracle Fusion Middleware.

This chapter provides an overview of the Role Manager installation process. This chapter includes the following sections:

1.1 Role Manager Installation Methods

You can choose different installation methods to install Role Manager, as follows:

1.1.1 Interactive Installation Methods

When you use the interactive method to install Role Manager, Oracle Universal Installer displays a series of screens that enable you to specify all of the required information to install the Role Manager software.

1.1.2 Silent Installations

This installation method is for experienced users. If you are installing Role Manager for the first time, it is recommended that you run the Oracle Universal Installer using the interactive installation method as described in "Installing Oracle Role Manager".

Role Manager provides a response file template for installation (orm.rsp). The response template file can be found in the <ORM_installation-Media>Disk1/stage/Response directory on the Role Manager installation media.

When you start Oracle Universal Installer and specify a response file, you can automate all of the Role Manager installation. These automated installation methods are useful if you need to perform multiple installations on similarly configured systems.

Oracle Universal Installer runs in silent mode if you use a response file that specifies all required information. None of the Oracle Universal Installer screens are displayed, and the logs are created under the oraInventory location, similar to interactive mode installation.

Prepare the response file by entering values for all parameters that are missing, and then save the file. Do not edit any values in the second part of either response file.

See "Performing a Silent Installation Using a Response File" for information about performing an Role Manager silent installation.

1.2 Role Manager Installation

The Role Manager installation consists of two options:

After you check the requirements described in "Installation Considerations", the general steps to install Role Manager include these tasks:

  1. Run Oracle Universal Installer to perform Role Manager installation and then upgrade the existing configuration.

  2. Configure your application server with Role Manager.

  3. Load the sample data for Role Manager.

1.3 Installation Considerations

This section contains information that you should consider before deciding how to install this product. It includes the following topics:

1.3.1 Hardware and Software Considerations

The platform-specific hardware and software requirements included in this installation guide were current at the time this guide was published. However, because new platforms and operating system versions might be certified after this guide is published, review the certification matrix on the OracleMetaLink Web site for the most up-to-date list of certified hardware platforms and operating system versions. For example, the OracleMetaLink Web site is available at:

If you do not have a current Oracle Support Services contract, then for example, you can access the same information at:

Refer to the Oracle Role Manager Release Notes for detailed system requirements and supported platforms.

1.3.2 Multiple Oracle Homes

This product supports multiple Oracle homes. You can install this release of the software more than once on the same system, in different Oracle home directories.

1.4 About the Single Sign-On Configuration with Oracle Role Manager

The configuration of Oracle Access Manager with Oracle Role Manager provides a secure web-based infrastructure for role management for all customer applications and processes. Oracle Access Manager integrates identity and access management across Oracle Role Manager, enterprise resources, and other domains deployed on eBusiness networks. Oracle Access Manager provides the foundation for managing the identities of customers, partners, and employees across internet applications. These user identities are combined with security policies for protected web interaction.

For more information about Oracle Role Manager single sign-on, refer to Oracle Role Manager Administrator's Guide.