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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Identity Management
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

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1 Understanding Oracle Identity Management

This chapter provides a brief overview of Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) and Oracle Identity and Access Management 11g Release 1 (11.1.1). 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.

1.1 What is Oracle Fusion Middleware?

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.

1.1.1 What is Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control?

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 some of the Oracle Identity Management components in a new domain, the Fusion Middleware Control management component is included.

1.2 What is Oracle Identity Management?

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:

For more information about Oracle Identity Management, refer to the Identity Management home page on Oracle Corporation's Web site at:

http://www.oracle.com/identity

1.3 Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6.0) Components

Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6.0) includes the following components:

Note:

For more information on Installing and Configuring OID, OVD, ODSM, ODIP, and OIF (11.1.1.6.0), see Part II.

1.4 Oracle Identity and Access Management 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.5.0) Components

Oracle Identity and Access Management 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) includes the following components:

Note:

For more information on Installing and Configuring OIM, OAM, OAAM, OES, and OIN (11.1.1.5.0), see Part III.

1.5 What Does This Guide Cover?

This topic describes the scope of information in this guide and how to use it. This topic includes the following sections:

1.5.1 Using This Guide

Each document in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Documentation Library has a specific purpose. The specific purpose of this guide is to explain how to:

  1. Install single instances of Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) components.

  2. Verify the installation was successful.

  3. Get started with the component after installation.

This guide covers the most common, certified Oracle Identity Management deployments. The following information is provided for each of these deployments:

  • Appropriate Installation Environment: Helps you determine which installation is appropriate for your environment.

  • Components Installed: Identifies the components that are installed in each scenario.

  • Dependencies: Identifies the components each installation depends on.

  • Procedure: Explains the steps for the installation.

Part II of this guide explains how to install Oracle Internet Directory, Oracle Virtual Directory, Oracle Directory Services Manager, Oracle Directory Integration Platform, and Oracle Identity Federation Management by using the Oracle Identity Management 11.1.1.6.0 Installer and the Oracle Identity Management Configuration Wizard.

Part III of this guide explains how to install Oracle Identity Manager, Oracle Access Manager, Oracle Adaptive Access Manager,Oracle Entitlements Server, and Oracle Identity Navigator by using the Oracle Identity and Access Management 11.1.1.5.0 Installer and the Oracle Fusion Middleware Configuration Wizard. The Oracle Identity Management 11g Configuration Wizard is used for configuring Oracle Identity Manager only.

The following is a list of recommendations on how to use the information in this guide to install Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 1 (11.1.1):

  1. Review Chapter 2, "Understanding the Oracle Identity Management Installation," for context.

  2. Review Chapter 3, "Preparing to Install," for information about what you should consider before you deploy Oracle Identity Management.

  3. Review Chapter 4, "Performing Common Installation Tasks," to understand the tasks that you must perform for most deployments. Understanding this information before you start will expedite and simplify the deployment process.

  4. Install, verify, and get started with your Oracle Identity Management component by referring to its specific chapter in this guide.

  5. Use the appendixes in this guide as needed.

See Also:

The "Related Documents" section in this guide's Preface for a list of documents that provide additional information about Oracle Identity Management components.

1.5.2 Upgrading to Oracle Identity Management (11.1.1.6.0)

This guide does not explain how to upgrade legacy versions of Oracle Identity Management components, including any previous database schemas, to Oracle Identity Management (11.1.1.6.0). To upgrade a legacy version of an Oracle Identity Management component, refer to the following documents:

Note:

This guide provides information for installing and configuring Oracle Identity Management (11.1.1.6.0) for new users. If you are an existing Oracle Identity Management 11g user, refer to "Applying the Latest Oracle Fusion Middleware Patch Set" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide.

For complete information about patching your Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g to the latest release, refer to the Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide.

1.5.3 Upgrading to Oracle Identity and Access Management (11.1.1.5.0)

This guide does not explain how to upgrade legacy versions of Oracle Identity and Access Management components, including any previous database schemas, to Oracle Identity and Access Management (11.1.1.5.0). To upgrade a legacy version of an Oracle Identity Management component, refer to the following documents:

Note:

This guide provides information for Installing Oracle Identity and Access Management (11.1.1.5.0) for new users. If you are an existing Oracle Identity and Access Management 11g user, refer to "Applying the Latest Oracle Fusion Middleware Patch Set" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide.

1.5.4 Installing Oracle Identity Management (11.1.1.6.0) for High Availability

This guide does not explain how to install Oracle Identity Management (11.1.1.6.0) components in High Availability (HA) configurations. To install an Oracle Identity Management component in a High Availability configuration, refer to the following documents:

1.5.5 Installing Oracle Identity and Access Management (11.1.1.5.0) for High Availability

This guide does not explain how to install Oracle Identity and Access Management (11.1.1.5.0) components in High Availability (HA) configurations. To install an Oracle Identity and Access Management component in a High Availability configuration, refer to the following documents: