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Oracle Access Manager (OAM) The Purpose Of The WebGate "OAMAuthnHintCookie" (Doc ID 2114010.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Access Manager - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The scope of this note is to provide a a high level explanation for the purpose of the "OAMAuthnHintCookie".

In an environment involving several WebGate s, when going from a protected resource (defined on one WebGate ) to a public protected resource defined on a second WebGate , the OAM_REMOTE_USER header is reset from the authenticated user value set during first resource access, to value of Anonymous, although a session already exists in the browser.

This cookies was introduced to avoid such a scenario and improved on in later releases of OAM. and greater,  by providing a "hint" to all WebGate s within the domain to which that cookie is scoped.

The Oracle Access Manager Team recommends being at the latest product version release, patch-set, and Bundle Patch that is available for the specific component being used. This helps ensure that you have the latest fixes/product functionality and helps avoid unnecessary rediscovery of known issues.

  • Stack Patch Bundle for Oracle Identity Management Products (Doc ID 2657920.1)
  • OAM Bundle Patch Release History (Doc ID 736372.1)



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