This chapter provides a brief overview of Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) and this guide. This chapter includes the following topics:
See:The "Related Documents" section in this guide's Preface for a list of documents that provide additional information about the topics described in this chapter.
Oracle Identity Management is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware. Oracle Fusion Middleware is a collection of standards-based software products that spans a range of tools and services: From Java EE and developer tools, to integration services, business intelligence, and collaboration. Oracle Fusion Middleware offers complete support for development, deployment, and management.
Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control is a Web browser-based graphical user interface that you can use to monitor and administer Oracle Fusion Middleware components, including Oracle Identity Management components, that are installed in Oracle WebLogic Server domains.
Note:When you install Oracle Identity Management components in a new domain, the Fusion Middleware Control management component is included.
Oracle Identity Management enables enterprises to manage the end-to-end lifecycle of user identities across all enterprise resources—both within and beyond the firewall. With Oracle Identity Management, you can deploy applications faster, apply the most granular protection to enterprise resources, automatically eliminate latent access privileges, and much more.
Oracle Corporation leads the industry with award-winning Identity Management offerings that constitute the most comprehensive solution offered by any vendor, including:
Web Access Control
Adaptive Access Control
User Access Provisioning
For more information about Oracle Identity Management, refer to the Identity Management home page on Oracle Corporation's Web site at:
Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) includes the following components:
Oracle Internet Directory
Oracle Directory Integration Platform
Oracle Virtual Directory
Oracle Directory Services Manager
Oracle Identity Federation
Oracle Single Sign-On and Oracle Delegated Administration Services Release 10g are required components for Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports and Discoverer Release 10g and Release 11g.
There are no 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) versions of Oracle Single Sign-On and Oracle Delegated Administration Services. However, both Oracle Single Sign-On and Oracle Delegated Administration Services Release 10g (10.1.4.3.0) are certified for use with Oracle Internet Directory 11g Release 1 (11.1.1).
If you are running Oracle Single Sign-On or Oracle Delegated Administration Services Release 10g, you can either:
Continue using Oracle Single Sign-On and Oracle Delegated Administration Services Release 10g with Oracle Internet Directory Release 10g.
Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) to use its new features.
See:The following for more information:
Chapter 10, "Configuring Single Sign-On in Oracle Fusion Middleware," in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Security Guide, for recommended single sign-on solutions for Oracle Fusion Middleware.