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Dumb... no module named dom during

Fri, 2014-11-21 02:24
ImportError: no module named dom This error suddenly appeared in two OAM environments, during startup of the stack, more specifically, weblogic startup ( The complete stack is: $DOMAIN_HOME/ CLASSPATH=/oracle/middleware/patch_wls1036/profiles/default/sys_manifest_classpath/weblogic_patch.jar:/oracle/middleware/jdk1.7.0_45/lib/tools.jar:/oracle/Frank

Latest OAM certified against EBS

Fri, 2014-09-26 04:22
OAM certified EBS This blog entry shows OAM 11G Rel 2 PS2 (a.k.a. is certified against the Oracle e-Business suite 11 and 12 as of February 2014. Just in case you missed it, like me. Oracle e-business and SSO using OAMThe blog entry also references a series of articles on how to do e-Business Suite SSO using OAM.Frank

Access Management Alternatives (Part II): OpenDJ for LDAP, EUS and TNSNames

Wed, 2014-09-24 05:43
Directory Service: OpenDJ Installation has been described in a previous part. The question now is to make OpenDJ Oracle compatible, so that it can be used with EUS and TNS names resolution. In fact, I want to be able to install and use TNS Name resolution and Enterprise User Security (EUS) as done before. Clues One clue was already mentioned, the appearance of $ORACLE_HOME/config/EUS/Frank

Private Storage

Wed, 2014-09-24 05:20
Just a little project I just happened to be upgrading my workstation, and was left with some spare parts. I had some memory modules, an old P5 motherboard, and several AT-style enclosures. Also, I noticed my trusty Synology Diskstation began needing some larger disks. Or maybe it was time to replace it all together? Keeping up indexing my music and photos seems to become quite a daunting task, Frank

HTTP-404 on /oamconsole

Mon, 2014-04-07 08:35
WeblogicHost versus WeblogicCluster Despite the fact, the oamconsole can not be clustered, it has to be "clustered". If you ever find yourself in a scenario, where your configure a webgate in front of your OAM Console, make sure you configure it like ############################################## ## Entries Required by Oracle Access Manager ############################################## # OAM Frank

OAMSSA-06252 after patching

Sun, 2014-04-06 05:01
Once upon a time.. you had a working environment with WebLogic, Access and Identity Management (or Discoverer, or ...) and all of a sudden things start failing. Symptoms You notice the dreaded OAMSSA-06252 (Policy Store not Available) while starting up, and start fearing the worst. Also, it seems as-if you cannot login to OAM management console anymore; your credentials are accepted, but you Frank

Customized pages with Distributed Credential Collector (DCC)

Mon, 2014-03-31 13:29
One of the worst documented areas in OAM; customizing pages with DCC. One revelation: you must use when you want to work, as seems to build the "Callback URL" list, that uses to destroy the session cookies. Update sept 2014This blog entry of the ATeam looks promising: part two is on how to customize DCC login pages.Frank

Access Management alternatives (Part 1: Directory Services)

Wed, 2014-03-26 08:18
Intro At the governmental institute that hired me, I'm working hard to get the full Oracle Identity and Access Management (IAM) stack implemented. A colleague suggested OpenIAM, which -at closer look- turns out to be a fork of what I believe to be the origin of the Oracle stack, Sun's OpenSSO. So, I started at looking at this stack, which is available from ForgeRock. Let's start with the basis: Frank

Check this out: IAM 11G Rel2 V8

Wed, 2014-02-12 02:45
Oracle lanched Identity and Access management 11G Release 2, Version 8 (also known as V11. two weeks ago. You should check it out. Some reasons why: Installation is so much easier Installation is error proof (the "just MUST run configuresecurity first, or redo all" error can not occur. Tested it) The interface (OAM Console) has had a major overhaul. It responds faster and is more Frank

Identity Management 11G Rel 2: RCU

Wed, 2013-10-30 10:05
Repository Creation Utility Running the Repository Creation Utility (RCU) for Linux is troublesome for some reasons. One of the reasons is it is 32-bits software, whereas the Linux platforms now are predominantly 64 bits. The other is java... Running it off my Ubuntu LTS host, using linux32 ./bin/rcu" resulted in the following error: frank@ubuntu64:~/Downloads/rcuHome$ linux32 ./bin/rcu ./Frank

Enterprise Install of Identity & Access Management 11.1.2

Wed, 2013-10-23 07:18
Hardware Virtual hardware added to the Database and OUD/OVD installs: an 8GB/4CPU VM. Basic Software Of course, jrockit (the 37 release, the 45 does not always work with OFM 11GR2...) and WebLogic 10.3.6. WLS 12 is not yet certified against OFM I&AM 11GR2, as far as I know. Software install Start off with I&AM software V37472. [oracle@idm ~]$ /oracle/install/Software/OFM/Frank

Access Manager 11G Rel 2 and APEX 4.2

Mon, 2013-10-07 11:06
There is some documentation regarding APEX and OAM, but it is flawed. Make sure APEX functions with standard (APEX user based) security, even through OAM; this means Allow /APEX/** Allow /i/** Protect /apex/apex_authentication.callback Page 9 states "OAM_REMOTE_USER with a value of $user.userid is created by default".Not true, just add it. What the extra entries are for is beyond me, APEX willFrank

Setup OUD and ODSM, and OVD/OID with ODSM

Wed, 2013-09-18 09:12
ODSM and ODSM? The version of ODSM, suitable for OUD will *not* serve OVD or OID, it is as simple as that. In fact, Oracle spends a whole chapter on installing the lot. I did follow this, but sometimes you want to explore different routes. OUD and ODSM I have described the installation and configuration of these components in a previous entry. There's one update; for this entry I used Frank

ORA-02248 - brilliant

Thu, 2013-09-12 06:09
Brilliant explanation, RTFM made polite. [oracle@local ~]$ oerr ora 2248 02248, 00000, "invalid option for ALTER SESSION" // *Cause: Obvious. // *Action: see SQL Language Manual for legal options. Frank

Oracle Unified Directory TNS and EUS - Part 2: Enterprise User Security

Fri, 2013-06-14 06:17
Enterprise User Security: Step by Step I want to set OUD up in the way I've done it with OID Use a Shared Schema in every database map this shared schema within the security domain in OUD create enterpise users in OUD Use a group in OUD to assign the enterprise roles to Assign Enterprise Users (defined in OUD) to these groups Planning Implementing Enterprise User security Frank