What Changed for IDCS and Identity Domain?

Oracle recently made new features and capabilities available for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Identity Domain service. As part of the upgraded service, Oracle migrated the features and functionality of the existing Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) into OCI Identity Domain.

OCI Identity Domain supports the following core functions:
  • OCI Identity Domain continues to serve as the critical access control plane for Oracle Cloud.
  • OCI Identity Domain supports a wide range of enterprise Identity Domain use cases for complex, hybrid IT environments.
  • OCI Identity Domain provides a developer-friendly Identity Domain engine for custom and consumer applications.

By unifying administration and user experiences across key Identity Domain functions, the new service helps simplify administration, reduce cost of ownership, and improve time-to-value. The service spans Cloud and on-premises, providing the flexibility to handle a wide variety of Identity Domain use cases across employee, partner, and consumer scenarios. As a native service of OCI, you can use the diverse feature set of OCI Identity Domain across any geography.

The updated OCI Identity Domain service introduces Identity Domains. Oracle will migrate your existing IDCS instances, called stripes, to Identity Domain instances. Existing OCSS customer will see their access to IDCS portal diverted to Identity Domain. No changes are required to applications, users, or groups in domains that formerly existed as IDCS instances or to local users in OCI tenancies. See Identity Domains.
  • Identity domains are the next generation of IDCS instances. Each existing IDCS instance is now an identity domain.
  • Each OCI identity domain represents a stand-alone identity and access management solution.
  • Identity domains each have their own settings, configurations, and security policies to ensure optimal security.