Understanding installation starting point for Oracle Identity Management

Oracle Identity Management can be installed as a full version or as patch upgrade from previous versions, and This post will point you in a right direction for understanding installation starting point.

To install Fusion middleware products except for Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports and Discoverer then refer the below screenshot for installation flow and follow my previous post.

To install Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports and Discoverer for the 1st time, then is not the right installer. To do this, install version first and then patch it to Refer the below screenshot for installation flow.

If you are on Fusion Middleware 11.1.1.x (where x stands for 2, 3, 4 and 5) then follow the below steps.

  • Update the schemas for products listed here.
  • Upgrade the WebLogic Server to 10.3.6.
  • Patch the Oracle Identity Management using 13516867.

Refer the below screenshot for installation flow.

If you are on Fusion Middleware then follow the below steps:

  • Upgrade the WebLogic Server to 10.3.2.
  • Install Oracle Identity Management but select Install Software – Do Not Configure option during installation.

Refer the installation flow given below.

Please get back to me in case of any queries/suggestions.

References: Oracle Documentation.

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About the Author Mahendra

I am engulfed in Oracle Identity & Access Management domain. I have expertise on providing the optimized solutions for user provisioning, web access management, Single Sign-On and federation capabilities etc., I am also well versed with complex integrations within Identity Management and other product domains. I have expertise on building demos and implementation experience on products Oracle Access Manager, Oracle Adaptive Access Manager, Oracle Entitlement Server, Oracle Virtual Directory, Oracle Internet Directory etc., Look @ my blog: http://talkidentity.blogspot.com

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Sunil says July 12, 2012

Hi Mahendra,

I have configured OAM, OIM set up as part for SSO configuration. I am struggling with form base authentication.
As part of Form base authentication .. performed following activities
1. I have build small struts application with login.jsp, success.jsp and error.jsp

2. configured login.jsp at authentication scheme with challenge URL and
3. Expecting to authenticate the username & passowrd with OID.
4. Once its successful then it should redirect to successful.jsp else redirect to error.jsp and all these are configured at Authentication scheme.
5. Registered this Authentication module with Application domains -> Authorization policies.

ISSUE : Currently its not authenticating with the username and password. In case of valid credential or invalid credential its redirecting to success.jsp
As part of response I am not getting SSO cookies.
Only “OAMAuthnCookie” and I am expecting ‘OAM_ID’.

Please REPLY

Please below HTTP headers for more details
Header = Accept & Value =image/gif, image/jpeg, image/pjpeg, image/pjpeg, application/x-shockwave-flash, application/vnd.ms-excel, application/vnd.ms-powerpoint, application/msword, application/x-ms-application, application/x-ms-xbap, application/vnd.ms-xpsdocument, application/xaml+xml, */*
Header = Referer & Value =
Header = Accept-Language & Value =en-us
Header = User-Agent & Value =Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.2; WOW64; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Header = Content-Type & Value =application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Header = Accept-Encoding & Value =gzip, deflate
Header = Host & Value =
Header = Content-Length & Value =49
Header = Connection & Value =Keep-Alive
Header = Cache-Control & Value =no-cache
Header = Cookie & Value =http%3A%2F%2F172.00.000.000%3A7001%2Fsuite%2Fmasterapp%2Ftheme=%7B%22state%22%3A%7B%22id%22%3A%22s%3Aappian%22%2C%20%22file%22%3A%22s%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2F172.00.000.000%3A7001%2Fsuite%2Fmasterapp%2F..%2FappBuilder%2Fcss%2Fgxt-appian.css%22%7D%7D; OAMAuthnCookie_172.00.000.000:7777=loggedoutcontinue; OAMRequestContext_172.00.000.000:7777_337754=3wTHDPLdoDlp9+xCt+guSw==; JSESSIONID=GtXTP2CLh18s7f2LXPQpTlJ7Xx6kTNhpDWGJvppkMQyHTjYJDPhC!1941440109

Mahendra says July 12, 2012


The best way to debug is to protect a sample html page and see the results. If that works then there is a security constraints in your struts application.


Methhydra says July 12, 2012


Thanks in advance!
OS: Linux 2.6.9-
Application Server: 10gR2

Installing: Oracle Application Server Infrastructure 10g
– Oracle Identity Management
(Have selected the Oracle AS Cluster
Identity Management, from the
“Select High Availability or
Replication Option” screen.)
Has been correctly installed on the Node 1 i.e. db01.
thus the instance name is: SIT_OID_DB01.db01..

Proceeded to install the same on 2nd server. While installing the OID on the 2nd Node I
INCORRECTLY TYPED the instance_name as:
It should have read as:
I realised this only after the install was successfully complete.

1. How can I change this instance_name without

2. If I have to reinstall then how can I clean
up this install and reinstall again, (any related MOS documents will be greatly appreciated)?

NOTE: I was proceeding to but not yet done, CONFIGURING AS10g OID INFRASTRUCTURE TO ENABLE SSL.

[P.S: I am not sure where to have posted this question. If this is the wrong place, please accept my apologies, however, I would however appreciate a response to my query]

Mahendra says July 13, 2012

Try to change the instance name in ias.properties and opmn.xml and bounce opmnctl processes. Let me know how it goes.

Hope this helps!!

Methhydra says July 13, 2012

Hi Mahendra,
thanks for the prompt response.
I implemented your suggesstions, but still no joy,

The EM page still shows the following in the Farm screen.
Name Host
SIT_OID_DB01.db01.test.domain_name db01.test.domain_name
SIT_OID_DB01.db02.test.domain_name db02.test.domain_name

Heres, what I did
1. shut the opmn processes on both the nodes db01 and db02
2. make changes to the opmn.xml file –> **** ONLY on the db02 node files***
3. make changes to the ias.properties file.
4. start the opm processes on the db01 node
5. start the opmn processes on the db02 node
6. What i have noted as well is that “dcm-daemon” is down on both nodes.

db01 Node
ias-component | process-type | pid | status
DSA | DSA | N/A | Down
LogLoader | logloaderd | N/A | Down
dcm-daemon | dcm-daemon | N/A | Down
HTTP_Server | HTTP_Server | 24493 | Alive
OID | OID | 24517 | Alive

db02 Node
ias-component | process-type | pid | status
DSA | DSA | N/A | Down
LogLoader | logloaderd | N/A | Down
dcm-daemon | dcm-daemon | N/A | Down
HTTP_Server | HTTP_Server | 4683 | Alive
OID | OID | 8918 | Alive

Any further ideas?


Best Regards,

Mahendra says July 13, 2012


Can you please try to de-associate the instance from cluster and make the changes to see if it is reflected. If it works then you can reassociate to the cluster.


akash says August 21, 2012

can anyone tell me what is the difference between oracle identity manager and oracle identity manager 11.1.2

arif says October 24, 2012

I think is a patch to upgrade previous version. You can not install directly from However, 11.1.2 is full installer.


    Atul Kumar says October 25, 2012

    @ Arif,
    a) OID/OVD/OHS is patch where as OID/OVD/OHS is full installer.
    b) OIM/OAM/OAAM is full installer and there is no for these products

    c) OIM/OAM/OAAM/OIF 11.1.2 is full software and then is NO 11.1.2 for OID/OVD yet.

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