1 Introduction to Upgrading Oracle Identity and Access Management 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 and Access Management 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 and Access Management:

About the Starting Points for a Oracle Identity and Access Management Upgrade

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

Supported starting point for is upgrading Oracle Identity and Access Management to 12c (12.2.1.3.0) is Oracle Identity and Access Management 11g Release 2 (11.1.2.3.0).

If you are not using the 11.1.2.3.0 version of Oracle Identity and Access Management, 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 and Access Management 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 and Access Management 11g domain to Oracle Identity and Access Management 12c (12.2.1.3.0). If your domain contains other components, you will have to upgrade those components as well. Links to supporting documentation are provided wherever necessary.

About the Oracle Identity and Access Management Upgrade Scenarios

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

As a result, it is difficult to provide exact upgrade instructions for every possible Oracle Identity and Access Management installation. Therefore, this upgrade documentation provides instructions for upgrading several typical Oracle Identity and Access Management 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 and Access Management topologies.

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

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

  • Oracle Identity and Access Management single node environments

  • Oracle Identity and Access Management highly available (multinode) environments

  • Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle Access Management integrated environments that are set up manually in 11.1.2.3.0

  • Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle Access Management integrated environments that are set up using Life Cycle Management (LCM) tool in 11.1.2.3.0

  • Oracle Access Management Multi-data center setup

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If you are using Oracle Access Management 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 and Access Management 12c

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

To understand what's new in general in 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 information about Oracle Access Management 12c (12.2.1.3.0), and it’s features, refer to the following topics in the Administrator's Guide for Oracle Access Management:

For more information about Oracle Identity Governance 12c (12.2.1.3.0), refer to the following topics in the 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.

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 and Access Management 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.