Oracle Identity Manager (User Provisioning – Thor)

Oracle Identity Manager is world class leading Identity Provisioning server which helps in creation of user, managing them and revoking access.
Oracle purchased Thor Technologies and bundled Identity Provisioning Server & Audit & Compliance module as Oracle Identity Manager.

Oracle Identity Manager is also known as Thor Xellerate Identity Manager or Oracle Xellerate Identity Provisioning.

Few Services in Identity Manager
1) Access Right Management : Granting & Revoking access rights for a¬†resource (URL, site, services, server, database…)

2) Provisioning : process that grants users, groups appropriate access rights. It involves creation of user(if not already in system), granting or revoking(deprovision) rights to access resource(application, system, database…)

3) Deprovisioning : Opposite of above

4) Attestation : confirming from authorized user that access right or
other privileges are correct or not.

Architecture of Oracle Identity Manager
As shown in diagram above, Oracle Identity Manager uses three-tier architecture
A) Presentation Tier
B) Server Tier
C) Data & Enterprise Integration Tier

Presentation Tier consist of Administrative Console, Design Console and Custom Client.

Server Tier consist of Oracle Identity Manager server application with
various other component and act as bridge between Presentation Tier and
Data & Enterprise Integration Tier.

Data & Enterprise Integration Tier contains database server which contains Oracle Identity Manager Data.

Components in Identity Manager
—Oracle Identity Manager Server
—Oracle Identity Manager Remote Manager
—Oracle Identity Manager Design Console (Windows only)

Requirement for Installing Oracle Identity Manager
Oracle Identity Manager installation require
— A Supported Application Server (You can use Oracle Application
Server, JBOSS, Weblogic, Websphere….)
— A supported JVM (use Sun JDK)
— A supported Database (Oracle DB, MS-SQL)

More on installing Oracle Identity Manager and configuration coming soon..

About the Author Atul Kumar

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rishi says May 14, 2007

My name is Rishi daby
Software Developer VESL Technologies Ltd WE ARE ORACLE CERTIFIED ADVANTAGE PARTNER our office is located in TANZANIA .

Right now im working in Identity Management PROOF OF CONCEPT
please send me step by step for integrating OID TO E-BUSINESS SUITE R11 AND FOR AD WINDOWS

Atul Kumar says May 14, 2007

Hi Rishi,
This is quite big task and can’t be answered in one step by step doc. I’ll try to cover this topic in my comping posts

krajibpatra says January 7, 2008

how will i clone from single node to multi node?

Amit says August 5, 2008

Hi Atul ,

I am a B.Tech Fresher and Started my career with one of the top 5 IT companies in India 2 months back. I am working in Identity Management, now i am worried about the future prospects after working in this project in IDM, can you just elaborate how is the career in IDM as compared to J2ee or Sw Development/ DBA. Is IDM good enough and will be in demand in future ?

Atul says August 5, 2008

In my opinion you are at right place.

Amit says August 5, 2008

Thanks for the reply :)

rajat tyagi says August 29, 2008

Hi Atul,
Iam Rajat tyagi worked as QA in OIM from last 2+ yrs. can u explain how is OIM different from other IM ( like sun, HP and IBM).

Rajat Tyagi

Secgal says March 17, 2009

Currently working on OIM install to sync & provision between Active Directory, sun ldap, oid & ebs. Dev & qual are up but getting push back from AD & network team over AD connectors, latency etc. Trying to find case studies & tech specs on ad connector but cannot seem to find anything. even oracle doesn’t seem to be able to assist. does anyone know where such info can be found?

srikanth says June 10, 2009

hi atul;
Does ldap,oid come along with EBusiness Suite of R12 or we need to go for a seperate installation.

Atul Kumar says June 10, 2009

Q. Does ldap,oid come along with EBusiness Suite of R12

No, OAS shipped with R12 is simple J2EE and Web Server

Q. Do we need to go for a seperate installation for OID/SSO with R12 ?


Vinod Santhanam says February 8, 2010


I am working on OIM / Sun LDAP, when ever I am creating user in OIM, I am able to provision them, through resource profile.
My question is how this process can be automated, i.e Once the user gets created in OIM, should automatically go to LDAP aswell?

I am using webservie to create users in OIM, but they are not perculating to LDAP. Please advise. Thanks in advance.

Vinod Santhanam

Kiran says May 19, 2010

Hi Atul,

How to clone the ERP connectors in OIM


vishuenc says July 7, 2010

Hi I am working on OIM. Try to Connect my OIM to Oracle DB but Could Not. Installed Connector, Defined ITResource for Oracle. Please provide some docs


Sahil says July 7, 2010

What is the error you are getting. Search for Oracle by Example for DB connector. It’s a steo by step guide.

RSA says July 14, 2010

Hi Atul,
I have been working in SIM for 2 years I was loooking on the information for the linking of ITResource with Resource Object. I gather this is doen in the process form. I tried opening it in Design console. But could not make out wher actualaly this link happen. Please can you throw some light in this?

ishukholi says October 27, 2010

Hi Atul,

Actually i worked on IDAM for last 1yr but nw recently i changed m job and now my work profile is Telecom Billing but like IDAM work profile more but now im not getting any opportunities in same field can you please help me in regarding job change..
I will be really thankful to you…

kalyan m says December 20, 2010

working on OIM install to sync & provision between Active Directory, sun ldap, oid & ebs.. does anyone have any idea

Atul Kumar says December 21, 2010

@ Kalya m,
You should install/coonfigure connector for these ldap/applications.

For documentation click here

Step by step OIM-OID connector installation/configuration coming soon on this website.

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srinivas says September 3, 2014

Hi All

i am invoking oam managed server from admin console and my admin server and oam managed servers running successfully but while testing my oam server from browser i am getting bellow error

Error 404–Not Found

From RFC 2068 Hypertext Transfer Protocol — HTTP/1.1:

10.4.5 404 Not Found

The server has not found anything matching the Request-URI. No indication is given of whether the condition is temporary or permanent.

If the server does not wish to make this information available to the client, the status code 403 (Forbidden) can be used instead. The 410 (Gone) status code SHOULD be used if the server knows, through some internally configurable mechanism, that an old resource is permanently unavailable and has no forwarding address.

Vishnu says June 18, 2015

Hi Atul,
I have a need to provision a user (create user) in a target system (I have the URL, Username & Password of the target system).
I have to use the OIM Connector. Kindly provide pointers.

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