This chapter introduces the Oracle Identity and Access Management 11g support for third-party application servers.
This chapter contains the following sections:
A third-party application server is an application server provided by a vendor other than Oracle.
Oracle supports Oracle WebLogic Server as the primary platform for Oracle Fusion Middleware software components. However, to accommodate customers who want to run specific Oracle Fusion Middleware component software, such as Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite, on application servers other than Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle supports the third-party application servers described in this document.
You can configure the following Oracle Fusion Middleware components on supported third-party application servers:
Oracle Identity and Access Management
Oracle SOA Suite
Oracle WebCenter Portal
Oracle WebCenter Content
Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF)
Oracle Application Developer Runtime
For this release of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, Oracle supports only IBM WebSphere Application Server as a third-party application server for these Oracle Fusion Middleware products.
Note:You can install and configure IBM WebSphere Application Server to work with Oracle Unified Directory. This is possible only if you are already managing Oracle Unified Directory using the graphical Oracle Directory Service Manager interface. For more information, see "Configuring IBM WebSphere for Oracle Directory Services Manager" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Unified Directory.
The following sections provide more detail about the supported Oracle Fusion Middleware features on IBM WebSphere:
Oracle supports IBM WebSphere Application Server - Network Deployment (ND) for Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite components.
For the most accurate and up-to-date information about the IBM WebSphere Application Server supported by Oracle Fusion Middleware, see the Certification information on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN), as described in Section 2.1, "Task 1: Review the System Requirements and Certification Information".
When you install and configure Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite with IBM WebSphere Application Server - ND, the configuration process automatically creates an IBM WebSphere cell that contains a special server, in addition to the Deployment Manager, called the OracleAdminServer.
This OracleAdminServer hosts the key infrastructure pieces of Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite products, including the Java Required Files (JRF) and Oracle Enterprise Manager product templates:
The JRF template provides important Oracle libraries and other capabilities that support new versions of APIs that many Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite products and applications depend upon.
The Oracle Enterprise Manager template provides Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control, which you can use to manage the Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite products you install and configure.
Additional products are installed on additional servers in the newly created IBM WebSphere cell.
When you configure your IBM WebSphere cell for use with Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite, you can also include additional servers and clusters in your cell, and you can configure the Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite products to work with an Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) database.
You can refer to the following additional documentation resources for information about running Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite products on IBM WebSphere:
The IBM WebSphere documentation available on the WebSphere Application Server Information Center for basic conceptual information about IBM WebSphere, as well details about installing IBM WebSphere.
This document for an overview of the Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite support for IBM WebSphere, a summary of the overall steps required to install and configure Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite on IBM WebSphere, and a high-level listing of the features and tools available for installing and managing Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite on IBM WebSphere.
Oracle Fusion Middleware Configuration Guide for IBM WebSphere Application Server for complete information on the capabilities of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Configuration Wizard, including information about creating and modifying cells, how to add additional servers and clusters to a cell, and how to configure Oracle Fusion Middleware products to support an Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) database.
Specific sections of the Oracle Fusion Middleware documentation library for information about specific feature areas described in this guide. As you review this document, note the links to specific Oracle documentation that can help you successfully develop and administer your Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite products on IBM WebSphere.