Oracle Access Manager (Oblix COREid) Upgrade

Oracle Access Manager is product from Oracle Identity Management Suite and built on Oblix COREid product. OAM (earlier called as Oblix COREid) has two main systems, Identity System (for identity Management) and Access System (for Access/Authorization management). To know more about Oarcle Access Manager (Oblix COREid Identity & Access Management) Click here

Key Points for Oracle Access Manager upgrade

1. Oracle Access Manager is available via patch # 5957301
2. OAM (Oracle Access Manager) can only be applied on version (If you are on previous realease like COREid 6 or COREid 7.0.4 first upgrade to
3. As of now 03 April 08 its supported only on Linux, windows and Solaris
4. No language support changes are made in patchset so no language specific patches to be applied with

Why should I upgrade to OAM
1. Novell eDirectory v8.8 certified with OAM
2. Zero downtime during upgrade is now possible with (Different from component upgrade suggested in previous release to reduce downtime)
3. If you change LDAP bind password for directory server (used by access manager), from onwards no need to restart service or rerun setup (Big Gain if you change LDAP bind password every 2-3 months for security/policies)
4. Users while authentication can post unlimited string (data) resulting in DOS (denial of service), server crash or other fatal error. From you limit data posted by authentication using parameter maxpostdatabytes
5. Integration of OAM with Sharepoint Office Server 2007 is supported
6. Integration with SAP NetWeaver is now supported with this release
7. Integrating Oracle Access Manager with Siebel in a multi-domain Active Directory environment is now supported
8. Integration with Weblogic 9.2 and WebSphere 6.1 is now supported with OAM

For full list of enhancement check metalink note # 453948.1 List of Bugs Fixed and Enhancements For Oracle Access Manager

Related Documentation
Oracle Access Manager Documentation
453948.1 List of Bugs Fixed and Enhancements For Oracle Access Manager
460606.1 OAM Support for Integration With SharePoint Portal Server 2007

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Prashanth says June 18, 2008

We’ve got a rather precarious situation brewing at our enterprise and am hoping you can clarify something. We’re looking to deploye an OAM solution to a set of Weblogic Portal 10 server and it looks like that particular version isn’t certified. I haven’t been able to get a clear road map/availability of the OAM product line, can you comment on this? Also, if we had to build a custom AccessGate using the AccessServer SDK, would that be possible using the current SDK in a JDK 1.5 environment?

Atul says June 19, 2008

I wasn’t aware that weblogic is not supported with OAM, check here

Did you mean something else above ?

Prashanth says June 19, 2008

Hi Atul,
Weblogic is supported by OAM, but according to the certification matrix, most of this is for previous versions of weblogic (8.x and 9.2). The latest version of weblogic portal is 10.2 which is what we are looking to install in our environment. And given that that isn’t mentioned anywhere in the OAM documentation, we’re looking to get the following clarified:

1. When would a version of OAM security provider libraries be available for use on weblogic 10.x.
2. Would the Access Server SDK work on the JDK 1.5 platform (all the documentation requires the use of JDK 1.4…but both weblogic 9 and weblogic 10 run on JDK 1.5).
3. Did support for atleast for WL 9.x and JDK 1.5 get added in Because, the installabled for do not include security providers for weblogic 9 (they only contain WL8 and WL7 libraries).

If none of the above are possible, then we might have to consider shelving the OAM implementation again (for a third time in 3 years).

Patch 5957301 seems to be marked internal, because I haven’t had any luck downloading it to check some of this out myself.


Atul says June 21, 2008

My personal advice , follow this with OAM product owner via Oracle Support (Metalink)


llindeman says August 29, 2008

Do you have any experience integrating OID with Novell eDirectory? We are interested in syncing eDirectory to OID. eDir –> OID only.

Can’t seem to get this to work and cant locate a step by step guide…

Atul says August 30, 2008

To integrate OID with Novell eDirectory check here

dsharma says February 5, 2009

Hi Atul,
A quick question.. if there is “Cross Domain Single Sign On” provided by OAM then why Oracle Identity Federation should be used ??? What is the comparison between both the Cross Domain SSOs ???

Please help

anubhuti says September 17, 2009

Hi Atul,

I wanted to know what LDAP Directory servers or database version are supported with OAM as user,policy or configuration data store?

Atul Kumar says September 18, 2009

Following Directory Servers are supported with Oracle Access Manager

Microsoft AD 2000
Microsoft AD 2003
Microsoft ADAM 1.0
IBM Tivoli Directory Server 6.0
Novell eDirectory 8.7.3.x
Novell eDirectory 8.8.x
Oracle Internet Directory (OID) 10.1.2.x
Oracle Internet Directory (OID) 10.1.4.x
Oracle Internet Directory (OID) 11g
Oracle Virtual Directory (OVD) 10.1.4.x
Oracle Virtual Directory (OVD) 11g
Sun Java Directory Server 5.2.x
Sun Java Directory Server 6.0.x
Sun Java Directory Server 6.3.x

This information is available here

Under sheet “client certification”

anubhuti says September 18, 2009

Hi Atul,

Thanks for your reply…
I too got the certification matrix.

anu says October 1, 2009

Hi Atul,

Can you please provide me information about session management capablities of OAM.


maheshoam says October 11, 2009

I am trying to migrate from all Oracle access manager applications to CA Siteminder. Can u plzz provide me any steps or any documentation for migration??

rajesh says January 25, 2010

Hi Atul,

I installed oracle Access manager and weblogic server 9.2.
Now i want to write my own SSPI connector to configure weblogic server with Oracle Access Manager.
So can u help me by providing some source of how to write the customized SSPI connector code.

Thanks & Regards,

Argha Munshi says March 25, 2013

Dear Atul,

We have an requirement to replace Entrust GetAccess with Oracle COREid. Can you please show some possible roadmap / aaproach to achive that?

Thanks and regards,

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