What's New in Oracle Adaptive Access Manager 11g Release 1 (11.1.1)?

This chapter introduces the new and changed administrative features of Oracle Adaptive Access Manager 11g Release 1 (11.1.1). It contains these topics:

New Features for Oracle Adaptive Access Manager 11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

Oracle Adaptive Access Manager 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) includes many important features and enhancements that were not available with Oracle Adaptive Access Manager 10g. The following is a list of the new features and enhancements:

Areas Features and Enhancements
Interface The new rich Oracle Adaptive Access Manager user interface provides
  • Navigation and Policy trees, which allow quick and visible access to features

  • Tabs and accordion panels that reduce real estate usage for multitasking.

  • Streamlined flows that capture use case flows of execution. For example, the flow for rules is search, create, edit, and copy rules.

  • Improved search and filtering, where you can save searches and filter directly on columns

  • New and improved screens in Oracle Adaptive Access Manager. Oracle Adaptive Access Manager provides enhanced usability for fraud analysis and forensic operations

  • Advanced table display controls to add and remove columns, reposition and resize columns, and detach columns

  • Direct access to documentation from Oracle Adaptive Access Manager

Policy Creation New features in policy creation enables you to:
  • Copy policies to checkpoints

    Policies can be copied to other checkpoints. When policies are copied, all the details are copied including the nested policies, trigger combinations, preconditions, group linking, and others.

  • Configure trigger combinations more easily

    The new design enables you to more easily define and manage trigger combinations and allows the appending or overriding of actions and alerts.

  • Execute nested conditions

    New conditions support the execution of nested policies.

  • View indicators

    Indicators are available to show the number of policies linked to a policy, rules, trigger combinations, group linking, conditions in policies, and so on.

Rule Creation Rules are now much easier to create.
  • Rule creation has been simplified with the removal of rule templates from the product.

  • Rules can be copied to different policies under any checkpoint

OTP Anywhere OTP Anywhere can create universal delivery options for auto-generated one-time-passwords used for secondary, risk-based user challenges to add sophisticated security to basic authentcation flows.
Encryption Keys Encryption keys required by Oracle Adaptive Access Manager can be securely managed using Fusion Middleware Control without having to create Keystore files.
Universal Risk Snapshot Snapshots can be created allowing security administrators to simply and easily migrate security data across environments or restore security configuration to a known state.
Audit Most of the administrative operations are now audited using Oracle Audit Service. Audit events can be viewed using the standard audit reports.
Web Services Oracle Adaptive Access Manager Web services are implemented using Oracle Web Services.
Application Logging Oracle Adaptive Access Manager 11g uses Java logging instead of log4j. Logging can be configured using Fusion Middleware Control.
Integration with the Dynamic Monitoring System Some performance metrics are now integrated with Dynamic Monitoring System. These metrics and related reports can be viewed using Fusion Middleware Control

Feature Comparison Chart - Oracle Adaptive Access Manager 11g vs. Oracle Adaptive Access Manager 10g

Features 11gR1
Real-time and offline rules engine X X X
Virtual authentication devices X X X
Knowledge-based authentication X X X
Adaptive device identification* X X X
Base security policies (ongoing updates) X X X
Real-time dashboard (improved) X X X
Customer service module X X X
Real-time access to activity data X X X
Actions, alerts, and risk scoring X X X
Rule conditions   X X
Optimized log data management   X X
Enhanced caching of rules data object   X X
Expanded integration APIs   X X
Investigation agent workflow   X  
Rules authoring user interface   X X
Transaction definition and mapping user interface   X X
Data entity definition and mapping user interface   X X
Behavior pattern configuration interface   X X
Configurable actions   X X
Server-generated one-time password   X (Native only) X (All deployment types)
Customizable reporting BI Publisher (bundled)   X X
Tree-based navigation and policy browse     X
Tabular multitasking user interface     X
Customizable search screens     X
Common audit framework     X
Integrated Oracle Identity Manager password management flows     X
Oracle Installer and Repository Creation Utility     X
Oracle Patch     X
Oracle Adaptive Access Manager Offline User Interface X X  
Document Models X X  
Globalization   X X

Integrations 11gR1
Oracle Access Manager integration X X X
Oracle Identity Manager integration     X
Oracle Entitlements Server integration   X X
Juniper SSL VPN integration   X X


Oracle Adaptive Access Manager "offline" risk analysis functionality is available in 10g ( Oracle Adaptive Access Manager 11gR1 customers can deploy 10g in their offline environment. This is possible since Oracle Adaptive Access Manager 10g and 11g use the same schema. For information on Oracle Adaptive Access Manager Offline, see the 10g ( guides.

Concepts and Terminology Changes for Oracle Adaptive Access Manager 11g

Customers migrating from Oracle Adaptive Access Manager 10g to 11gR1 will notice a few key conceptual and terminology changes. These changes are intended to align terminology used across the Identity Management suite products and simplify administration. Full definitions of these and many other terms can be found in the glossary.

General Term Changes

10g Term 11g Term
runtime checkpoint
model policy
manual override trigger combination
Application ID Organization ID

From the administration perspective, each application/primary user group is translated into an "Organization ID." The term, "Application ID" has been renamed as "Organization ID," which represents the primary user group of a particular user.

For the OAAM Server side, the term "Application ID" remains the same as before. When communicating with proxies, OAAM Server passes the Applications ID, which uniquely identifies an application.

Concept Changes

Concepts changes are listed in the following table.

10g Concept 11gR1 Concept
OAAM Adaptive Risk Manager The rules engine is now part of OAAM Server. The Administration Console is now a separate application named OAAM Admin.
OAAM Adaptive Strong Authenticator The end-user flows including the virtual authentication devices, Knowledge-Based Authentication and One-Time Password authentication are now contained in OAAM Server.
rule template The concept has been removed from product
policy type The concept has been removed from the product

Web Applications

Oracle Adaptive Access Manager's deployed applications in 11g are:

Architecture and Deployment Changes

Architecture and deployment changes are listed as follows: