1 Introduction to Upgrading Oracle Identity Manager to 12c (12.2.1.3.0)

Before you begin, review all introductory information to understand the standard upgrade topologies and upgrade paths for Oracle Identity Manager 12c (12.2.1.3.0).

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The product Oracle Identity Manager is referred to as Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) and Oracle Identity Governance (OIG) interchangeably in the guide.

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For general information about Fusion Middleware upgrade planning and other upgrade concepts and resources, see the following sections in Planning an Upgrade of Oracle Fusion Middleware:

The following topics describe the concepts related to upgrading Oracle Identity Manager:

About the Starting Points for a Oracle Identity Manager Upgrade

You can upgrade to Oracle Identity Manager 12c (12.2.1.3.0) from a supported 11g release.

If you are not using the 11.1.2.3.0 version of Oracle Identity Manager, you must upgrade to 11.1.2.3.0 before you move to 12c (12.2.1.3.0).

For information about upgrading Oracle Identity Manager to 11g Release 2 (11.1.2.3.0), see Introduction to Oracle Identity and Access Management Upgrade in the Upgrade Guide for Oracle Identity and Access Management for 11g Release 2 (11.1.2.3.0).

The upgrade procedures in this guide explain how to upgrade an existing Oracle Identity Manager 11g domain to Oracle Identity Manager 12c (12.2.1.3.0). If your domain contains other components, you will have to upgrade those components as well.

About the Oracle Identity Manager Upgrade Scenarios

The steps to upgrade Oracle Identity Manager to 12c (12.2.1.3.0) depend on the existing 11g Release 2 (11.1.2.3.0) production topology.

Oracle Identity Manager can be deployed in a number of different ways. This upgrade documentation provides instructions for the common deployment topologies, it can however be used as a guide for the less common deployment topologies.

Your actual topology may vary, but the topologies described here provide an example that can be used as a guide to upgrade other similar Oracle Identity Manager topologies.

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For additional information about the upgrade process and planning resources to ensure your upgrade is successful, see Planning an Upgrade to Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1.3.0) in Planning an Upgrade of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

You can upgrade the following topologies or deployments using the procedure described in this guide:

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If you are using Oracle Access Manager Mobile and Social, do NOT upgrade to 12c (12.2.1.3.0). Contact Oracle support for more details on the upgrade path for Mobile and Social.

About the New Features for Oracle Identity Manager 12c

Several changes have been made to Oracle Identity Manager between 11g and 12c.

To understand what's new in general in Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c, see New and Changed Features in Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

If your environment includes Oracle WebLogic Server with Oracle ADF, see Key Differences Between Application Developer 11g and Infrastructure 12c.

For more information about Oracle Identity Governance 12c (12.2.1.3.0), see the following topics in Administering Oracle Identity Governance:

About Upgrade Restrictions

If you are using two or more Oracle Fusion Middleware products of the same or different versions in a single, supported, Oracle Fusion Middleware configuration, you must consider the interoperability and compatibility factors before planning the upgrade.

Interoperability

In the context of Oracle Fusion Middleware products, Interoperability is defined as the ability of two Oracle Fusion Middleware products or components of the same version (or release) to work together (interoperate) in a supported Oracle Fusion Middleware configuration. Specifically, interoperability applies when the first 4 digits of the release or version number are the same. For example, Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1.0) components are generally interoperable with other 12c (12.2.1.0) components.

Compatibility

In the context of Oracle Fusion Middleware products, Compatibility is defined as the ability of two Oracle Fusion Middleware components of different versions (or releases) to interoperate.

For a list of products and features available in Oracle Fusion Middleware Release 12.2.1.3.0, see Products and Features Available in Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1.3.0) in Understanding Interoperability and Compatibility.

Terminology Used in this Guide

For consistency the following terminology is used in this guide.

Table 1-1 Terminology

Information Example Value Description

JAVA_HOME

/home/Oracle/Java/jdk1.8.0_131

Environment variable that points to the Java JDK home directory.

Database host

examplehost.exampledomain

Name and domain of the host where the database is running.

Database port

1521

Port number that the database listens on. The default Oracle database listen port is 1521.

Database service name

orcl.exampledomain

Oracle databases require a unique service name. The default service name is orcl.

DBA username

FMW

Name of user with database administration privileges. The default DBA user on Oracle databases is SYS.

DBA password

<dba_password>

Password of the user with database administration privileges.

ORACLE_HOME

/home/Oracle/product/ORACLE_HOME

Directory in which you will install your software.

This directory will include Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure and Oracle Identity Manager, as needed.

Console port

7001

Port for Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Identity Manager consoles.

DOMAIN_HOME

/home/Oracle/config/domains/idm_domain

Location in which your domain data is stored.

Note: This is the domain where the primary Administration server is configured.

APPLICATION_HOME

/home/Oracle/config/applications/idm_domain

Location in which your application data is stored.

Administrator user name for your WebLogic domain

weblogic

Name of the user with Oracle WebLogic Server administration privileges. The default administrator user is weblogic.

Administrator user password

<admin_password>

Password of the user with Oracle WebLogic Server administration privileges.

RCU

ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/bin

Path to the Repository Creation Utility (RCU).

RCU schema prefix

oim

Prefix for names of database schemas used by Oracle Identity Manager.

RCU schema password

<rcu_password>

Password for the database schemas used by Oracle Identity Manager.

Configuration utility

ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin

Path to the Configuration Wizard for domain creation and configuration.

How to Use This Guide

This guide covers various upgrade scenarios.

Depending on your existing 11.1.2.3.0 deployment, refer to the respective topics for upgrading Oracle Identity Manager to 12c (12.2.1.3.0):

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Before you begin the upgrade, ensure that you review the Pre-Upgrade Requirements and perform necessary pre-upgrade tasks.