Well, the press release went out a few hours ago, and the launch webcast just finished minutes ago, announcing the arrival of Oracle Identity Management 11g, the next phase in our rollout of the most complete, integrated and open suite of identity management products. As Amit Jasuja shared in the webcast, there is over 750 man months of development and 1300 man months of QA in this release, which is built on a common platform of shared identity services and is optimized to support the evolving needs of the modern enterprise. The key design themes that drove our work over the last 3+ years were: Service-Oriented Security, suite-wide integration and standardization of the products, and support for heterogeneous environments.
In a previous post, I described which IdM products were included in the first rollout of 11g last year. This phase includes the following products:
- Oracle Identity Manager
- Oracle Identity Analytics
- Oracle Access Manager
- Oracle Adaptive Access Manager
- Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition
- Oracle OpenSSO Secure Token Service
- Oracle OpenSSO Fedlet
- Oracle Navigator
- Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control Pack for IdM
As you can see, a major focus of this release (and a late add to the slate, I might add) was delivering on some of the promises we made to integrate the Sun IdM products into our portfolio. The other was to address customer concerns around manageability and usability of the products. If you saw the webcast, you saw the demos showing off the slick new desktop-like UI that the products are sporting, based on Oracle ADF. The shared services model removes inconsistencies between the different products in the suite, both from a behavior and functionality standpoint. And a lot of attention was paid to really ratcheting up performance to meet enterprise needs as they start to manage extranet environments in addition to their intranet environments.
In the coming weeks I and other bloggers in the Oracle IdM community will share a lot more detail about these releases. So stay tuned. In the meantime, check out the Fusion Middleware Launch Center, where you’ll find videos, data sheets, webinar’s, and white papers