Tag: Oracle Identity Manager

Expanding on the Oracle-Sun IdM Strategy

With the Sun acquisition complete, we can finally start talking about what this means for various product lines. Thomas Kurian touched on the identity management strategy in the big Wednesday launch event, and I recapped what he said in my previous blog post. Now, the next level of detail has come from Hasan Rizvi, SVP

Today is the day: Oracle + Sun = Exciting Days Ahead

Well, it’s finally here. After months and months of delay, Oracle announced it finalized its acquisition of Sun. It took so long, I think of lot of people thought this day was just a mirage. And unfortunately, the delay has cost us (in the identity management team) the opportunity to work with some great folks

We’re Number 1! We’re Number 1!

UPDATE (August 27, 2008): I have updated the blog post to avoid violating certain copyright issues with Gartner Gartner has released their latest Magic Quadrant on User Provisioning. It’s good to see that we have built on our previous success to emerge as one of the best (if not the best) in the Provisioning industry.

Whoa! Talk about trying to spread FUD

A colleague of mine forwarded me this Sun blog post by Paul Walker commenting on the rise of Oracle IAM to leadership status. I read it with some amusement, as I remembered my days at Thor when I, a hard-working serf in a startup, would rail (in private, as I didn’t have a blog back

The Latest Wave of IdM Acquisitions

It’s been a while since I blogged. Not that there aren’t a wealth of topics to talk about, but because work here at Oracle has been keeping me so busy. The time right around a major product release (see my recent post about the release of OIM 9.1) is always busiest for me, because I

Announcing Oracle Identity Manager 9.1

The latest release of Oracle Identity Manager, Oracle’s best-in-class user provisioning and administration solution, has finally hit the shelves (so to speak). Release 9.1 has been eagerly anticipated for a while now, and brings with it a host of new features and usability improvements. Below are some of the highlights of the release (You can

Oracle in Gartner’s Leaders Quadrant for User Provisioning

A lot of people wait with bated breath for Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports on various technologies to come out. And in a relatively new and evolving space like user provisioning, the report carries even more weight in influencing the consumer base. Gartner just published their report on User Provisioning, and for the second year in

The Simple Things Seldom Are

It’s amazing how often we (and by “we” I mean those of us who deal with the high flying world of identity management) get brought back to earth by the reality of everyday life. Usually, this happens when someone asks such a simple and obvious question that we wonder how we overlooked it in the

Update: Generic Technology Connector Links

Jason Sears posted a comment regarding the lack of information about the Generic Technology Connector I discussed in a previous post. Since this is a fairly new feature of the product, the public information available is somewhat limited. Below are the links I have found that can provide you some information. Oracle Identity Manager 10gR3

Understanding OIM’s Generic Technology Connector

Anyone that has implemented any kind of provisioning solution knows that the most difficult part of deploying a solution is creating the connectors –  those components that allow the provisioning system to integrate with the managed target systems. Oracle sells a number of application-specific connectors for OIM that are designed for target systems such as