Identity

Oracle Exadata 1/8 Rack vs. Oracle Database Appliance ODA

We do a lot of work with the Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite and many of our customers do not have a ton of experience with the Oracle Database, nor do they want a huge Oracle infrastructure.  What they do want is high availability and reliability on the platforms ...

Oracle API Gateway Silent Install bug

I was getting intimate with the latest(11.1.2.1.0) version of Oracle API Gateway aka OAG pka Oracle Enterprise Gateway aka OEG and ran into a speed bump. In my case, I was automating the installation process and needed to register the gateway and node manager as services. Here are the given options(among ...

Oracle HTTP Server & Webgate 11gR2 Installation on Ubuntu

Hey all, this entry consists of the steps I took to install OHS and Webgate onto a 32-bit Amazon EC2 machine running Ubuntu 11.10. First we need to download libraries: sudo apt-get install build-essential libaio1 libaio-dev unixODBC unixODBC-dev pdksh expat sysstat libelf-dev elfutils lsb-cxx unzip x-window-system These links were recommended by others who ...

Oracle Access Manager 11gR2 Installation

I created a video guide to help anyone trying to install the latest OAM. Here's some text to go along with it: Necessary software for installation: Oracle Database (11.2.0.3), Weblogic Server (10.3.6), RCU & OIAM (11gR2). You'll also need a JDK installed, correct limits.conf file, and the oracle-validated package from ...

What is RISE?

It's been a year since we started UberEther and so far things have been wonderful. Honestly, things couldn't have gone better. We're up to a team of five right now with plans to at least double this year. We're major proponents of Jason Fried at 37 Signal's ...

Configuring Oracle Unified Directory as an Identity Store for Access Manager 11gR2 (11.1.2)

Hi all, Mike here. Today I'm writing about configuring and using OUD as a data source for OAM to store our identities.   First, we need to configure the directory instance to prepare it for OAM. We need to create user, group, and reserve containers. After updating it for your directory, ...

Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2 Installation

I recorded a video installation guide for OUD 11gR2 on Oracle Enterprise Linux. Start here and search for Fusion Middleware. Download OUD 11.1.2 and Weblogic server 10.3.6. Then download the Application Development Framework 11.1.1.6 here. You'll also need an operating-system-appropriate version of ...

Reset the Oracle Unified Directory Manager Password

My admin password to access the webconsole for OUD 11gR2 was somehow reset. This is what I did to remedy the situation. First, encode a new password. Use the utility provided in the /bin folder. $ ./encode-password -i -s SSHA512 -i is for interactive mode -s chooses the encoding method, in this case SSHA512. It ...

It’s Been a While, RISE and 2-Way (Client Authenticated) SSL

It's been a while since we were back at the blog.  I wish we had a better excuse but to be honest we've been packed with client work.  Everything from leading a few large identity and access projects to building some custom mobile applications.  More on the latter in a ...

Real World Web Service Security at Oracle Open World 2011

Last week Matt presented Real World Web Service Security at Open Open World.  Our team has been securing web services for over 10 years, long before anyone knew what REST was.  The presentation talks about the last 10 years of web service security and where we think the space ...

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