10g OSSO to 11g WebCenter Portal External Applications Migration

Oracle 10g to 11g diagram

We recently had a customer who undertook an Oracle Portal 10g to Oracle WebCenter 11g upgrade and ran into an issue with their External Applications and users. To give some context to the problem, there is a direct correlation between an Oracle 10g OSSO and Oracle 11g Webcenter portal for external applications but no way of migrating users from one to the other. Migrating from one system to another is never easy, and in this instance there was no mechanism to even begin the migration apart from manual migration of the data. This simply was not an option for the … Read More

IDaaS – Vendor + Product + Feature Matrix

Cloud computing graphic with icons

As is the case with many enterprise software packages, the ‘cloudification’ of these products has begun and many vendors have started to offer a version of their Identity and Access Management products as a PaaS or SaaS offering. At a very high level, these products are feature limited versions of traditional IdAM offerings, typically in a common cloud subscription based model. As a note, traditional vendors of IdAM products such as Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft, have been slower to uptake a true cloud offering (in a PaaS or IDaaS) model. While the vast majority of these products can be run in most … Read More

On-Premise Identity & Access Management – Vendor + Product + Feature Matrix

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As with any packaged, on-premise suite, finding the best Identity Management products for your enterprise is a not a trivial task. This is especially true when different products from different vendors, that accomplish different objectives or services, have remarkably similar (and therefore confusing) naming conventions. To make matters worse, not unlike other COTS enterprise suites, the ‘cloudification’ of these products has begun and many vendors have started to offer a version of these products as a PaaS or SaaS offering. Additionally, many of these vendors also offer an IaaS type deployment of these packaged products in their on-prem form. M&S has … Read More

Salesforce Identity

Salesforce Identity

Many businesses have come to integrate SSO (Single Sign-On) services into their organization allowing their employees to have a single point of login for company products. Traditionally this requires an Identity management service, like Active Directory, hosted on a server within the organization. Now there is another option, Salesforce Identity. Salesforce Identity acts like a traditional service or identity driven SSO, allowing employees to use their Salesforce login credentials to access different services offered by their organization. The best part about Salesforce Identity is that if you already have an Enterprise addition of Salesforce, you already have the ability to … Read More

Microsoft Identity Manager… Coming Soon

Microsoft Identity Manager - Coming Soon

The IDM team at M&S Consulting is excited about Microsoft’s upcoming release / update / rebranding of Forefront Identity Manager to Microsoft Identity Manager. We’ve stood up a lab using the latest (as of this writing) CTP3 and so far have enjoyed playing around with the various new features and wanted to share our quick thoughts. Outside of the modernization and support for the latest platforms and infrastructure, such as, Server 2012 R2, SharePoint 2013, SQL Sever 2014, Microsoft has included several new features to add to the product offering. These include Privileged Account Management / Access and Cloud and … Read More