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Oracle® Identity Manager Installation and Configuration Guide for JBoss Application Server
Release 9.1.0

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5 Installing Oracle Identity Manager on Windows

This chapter explains how to install Oracle Identity Manager on Microsoft Windows in a nonclustered installation.

See Also:

Chapter 9, "Deploying in a Clustered JBoss Application Server Configuration" for information about deploying Oracle Identity Manager in a clustered installation

You must install Oracle Identity Manager on systems running the application server. Oracle Identity Manager components such as the Remote Manager and Design Console can be installed on separate systems. Each component has its own installer.

This chapter contains the following topics:


Do not use a remote client tool, such as Symantec pcAnywhere, to install Oracle Identity Manager products.

5.1 Installing the Database Schema

As part of the installation, the Oracle Identity Manager Installer loads a schema into your database. You only install the database schema once. It is installed the first time you run the Oracle Identity Manager Installer. Each subsequent time you run the installer to deploy other Oracle Identity Manager components you enter information about the database connection to configure the component for the same schema. If required, contact your database administrator (DBA).


During the schema installation, a log file is created in the OIM_HOME/logs directory.

5.2 Installing Documentation

The Oracle Identity Manager documentation is installed automatically in the OIM_HOME directory. No special input is required. A full documentation set is installed with each Oracle Identity Manager component.

5.3 Installing Oracle Identity Manager on Microsoft Windows

This section describes how to install Oracle Identity Manager on a computer running Microsoft Windows.


Do not install Oracle Identity Manager on top of an existing Oracle Identity Manager installation. For each new installation, use a different home directory. If you want to reuse the name of an existing Oracle Identity Manager home directory, then back up your original Oracle Identity Manager home by renaming that directory.Remember at all times that all Oracle Identity Manager components must be installed in different home directories. For example, you cannot install the Remote Manager in the same directory as Oracle Identity Manager.

To install Oracle Identity Manager on a Windows host:


Microsoft SQL Server is not supported in Oracle Identity Manager release 9.1.0. See "Certified Components" in Oracle Identity Manager Release Notes for information about certified components.
  1. If you are using Microsoft SQL Server as your database, before installing Oracle Identity Manager be sure to copy the following three files located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Driver for JDBC\lib\ to the JBOSS_HOME\server\default\lib\ directory and add the driver location to the system CLASSPATH environment variable:

    • mssqlserver.jar

    • msbase.jar

    • msutil.jar

  2. Insert the Oracle Identity Manager Installation CD into your CD-ROM drive.

  3. Using Windows Explorer, access the installServer directory on the installation CD and double-click the setup_server.exe file.

  4. Select a language on the Installer page and click OK. The Welcome page is displayed.

  5. Click Next on the Welcome page. The Admin User Information page is displayed.

  6. Enter the password that you want to use as the Oracle Identity Manager administrator, confirm the password by entering it again, and then click Next. The OIM Application Options page is displayed.

  7. Select one of the following applications to install, and then click Next:

    The Target directory page is displayed.

  8. Complete one of the following:

    • Install Oracle Identity Manager into the default directory, which is C:\oracle\, click Next.

    • Install Oracle Identity Manager into another directory, enter the path in the Directory field, then click Next.


      Click Browse, navigate to the desired location, then click Next.


    If the directory path does not exist, then the Base Directory settings field is displayed. Click OK. This directory is automatically created. If you do not have write permission to create the default directory for Oracle Identity Manager, then a message is displayed informing you that the installer could not create the directory. Click OK to close the message, and then contact your system administrator to obtain the appropriate permissions.

    The Database Server Selection page is displayed.

  9. Specify either Oracle or SQL Server as the type of database that you are using with Oracle Identity Manager and click Next. The Database Information page is displayed.

  10. Enter all database connectivity information required to install the database schema.

    You install this schema just once, as part of your initial Oracle Identity Manager installation. Thereafter, you configure all the other Oracle Identity Manager components to point to this common schema.


    To install against an existing database, verify that the version of Oracle Identity Manager you are installing is certified with your existing database version. See Oracle Identity Manager Release Notes for information about the certified configurations.

    When Oracle Identity Manager is installed against an existing database, a warning message is displayed indicating the database schema already exists and instructing you to copy the .xldatabasekey file from the existing Oracle Identity Manager installation to the new OIM_HOME\xellerate\config\ directory after you complete the installation process.

    You should create the \config directory in the new OIM_HOME\xellerate\ path if it does not already exist.

    Enter the following database information:

    • In the Host field, enter the host name or the IP address of the computer on which the database resides.

    • In the PORT field, enter the port number on which the database listens for connections. The default port is 1521 for Oracle Database and 1433 for Microsoft SQL Server.

    • In the Database SID field, enter the name of the database instance.

    • In the User Name field, enter the user name of the database account that you created for Oracle Identity Manager.

    • In the Password field, enter the Oracle Identity Manager database user password.

    • Click Next to commit these settings.


      When you set the preceding items, see the configuration settings specified in "Using an Oracle Database for Oracle Identity Manager" or "Using a Microsoft SQL Server Database for Oracle Identity Manager" to verify your settings.

      The installer checks for database connectivity and if a database schema exists. If the check passes, the installer proceeds to the next step in the process. If the check fails, an error message is displayed.

    • Select the appropriate database options:

      • If a database exists, and the connectivity is good, proceed to Step 11.

      • If no connectivity is detected, you are prompted to enter new information or to fix the connection. Click Next after entering new information or fixing the connection.

      The Authentication Information page is displayed.

  11. Select either the Oracle Identity Manager Default Authentication or SSO (Single Sign-On) Authentication option. If you select Single Sign-On authentication, you must provide the header variable used in the Single Sign-On system in the Enter the header value for SSO Authentication field. Click Next.

    The Application Server page is displayed.

  12. Select JBoss Application Server, then click Next. The Cluster Information page is displayed.

  13. Specify the server configuration (clustered or nonclustered) by using the following:

    The Application Server Information page is displayed.

  14. Enter the information about your application server and Java installation as follows:

    • Enter the path to your application server installation directory.

      Alternatively, click Browse and navigate to your application server installation directory.

    • Enter the path to the JDK directory.

      Alternatively, click Browse and navigate to the JDK directory.

    Then, click Next. The Application Server Configuration Backup page is displayed.

  15. Back up your application server and click Next to start server installation.

  16. If the installer detects an existing database, you can choose to use that database.

    Select Yes, then click Next. If the existing database is not encrypted, you are prompted to encrypt it. Select Yes, then click Next.

  17. The Summary page is displayed. Click Install to install the Oracle Identity Manager application.

  18. After Oracle Identity Manager is installed, a message is displayed listing the location of the installer log file and the next steps you should perform.

    Click OK and complete the post installation steps listed in the message.

  19. The Completed page is displayed.

    Click Finish to exit the installer.

After installing Oracle Identity Manager, follow the instructions in Chapter 7, "Postinstallation Configuration for Oracle Identity Manager and JBoss Application Server".

5.4 Removing Oracle Identity Manager

To remove an Oracle Identity Manager installation:

  1. Stop Oracle Identity Manager if it is running, and stop all Oracle Identity Manager processes.

  2. Delete the OIM_HOME directory in which you installed Oracle Identity Manager.