Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11g Custom Authentication Plugin Case Studies - Putting it all Together
(Doc ID 2434621.1)
Last updated on MARCH 31, 2022
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This note provides a Big picture resource, putting it all together for Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11g Custom Authentication Plugin. The OAM Server uses both authentication and authorization controls to limit access to the resources that it protects. Authentication is governed by specific authenticating schemes, which rely on one or more plug-ins to test the credentials provided by a user when he or she tries to access a resource. The authentication flow from credential collection through session establishment is configurable, 99% of the time without needing to write a single line of code or by scripting anything. Out of the box (OOB) it ships with several Authentication Schemes prewired, which can be changed or adjusted to meet most business requirements. The plug-ins can be taken from a standard set provided with OAM Server installation as described in "What are the Available Out of the Box (OOB) Authentication Plugins and What do they do (Doc ID 2436199.1)" There may come a time when this is not true and a customization is needed. This document will provided a Case Studies that are currently available on how one would approach this, from design to execution.
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 insure that you have the latest fixes/product functionality and helps avoid unnecessary rediscovery of known issues. For more detailed information to the latest release/patchset/BP of Oracle Access Serve, please refer to:
OAM Bundle Patch Release History (Doc ID 736372.1)
Upgrade, Migration and Patching Terminology from an Oracle Access Manager 11g (OAM) Perspective Quick Start Guide (Doc ID 2205006.1)
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