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 leverage 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.
This topic describes the scope of information in this guide and how to use it. This topic includes the following sections:
Each document in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Documentation Library has a specific purpose. The specific purpose of this guide is to explain how to:
Install single instances of Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) components.
Verify the installation was successful.
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 Deployment Environment: Helps you determine which deployment is appropriate for your environment.
Components Deployed: Identifies the components that are installed in each deployment.
Dependencies: Identifies the components each deployment depends on.
Procedure: Explains the steps for the deployment.
As described in "Installation Types: "Install and Configure" vs. "Install Software - Do Not Configure"", the procedures in this guide explain how to deploy Oracle Identity Management components explicitly using the Install and Configure installation option.
However, if you install Oracle Identity Management components using the Install Software - Do Not Configure installation option and then later decide you want to configure them using the Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) Configuration Wizard, you can still use the procedures in this guide, as the screens and tasks will be the same as if you used the Install and Configure option.
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):
Review Chapter 3, "Before Installing Oracle Identity Management," for information about what you should consider before you deploy Oracle Identity Management.
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.
Install, verify, and get started with your Oracle Identity Management component by referring to its specific chapter in this guide.
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.
This guide does not explain how to upgrade legacy versions of Oracle Identity Management components to 11g Release 1 (11.1.1). To upgrade a legacy version of an Oracle Identity Management component, refer to the following documents:
This guide does not explain how to install Oracle Identity Management components in High Availability (HA) configurations. To install an Oracle Identity Management component in a High Availability configuration, refer to the following documents: