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Oracle Access Manager (OAM) Communication With WebGates (WG) "OAP" VS "OAP Over Rest" (Doc ID 2867360.1)

Last updated on JULY 20, 2022

Applies to:

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


In past versions or the Oracle Access Manager product (OAM 11g to, the Access Manager server communicated with the WebGate (WG) using the Oracle Access Protocol (OAP), which leverages the “Transport” (TCP) network layer.

Starting with Oracle Access Manager (OAM, the Access Manager server ( now has the ability to communicate with the WebGates (WG) using the OAP over Rest, which leverages the “Application” network layer using HTTP(s) and continues to use  Oracle Access Protocol (OAP), which leverages the “Transport” (TCP) network layer to communicate with the non WebGates that are certified against the oam server.

The scope of this note is to provide a basic understanding of the Oracle Access Manager (OAM) communication methods Oracle Access Protocol (OAP) VS. OAP over Rest.


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In this Document
 Oracle Access Protocol (OAP)
 Oracle Access Protocol (OAP) over REST
 New Setting As Seen In The OAM Console And Configuration File After Agent Registration In
 New Settings As Seen in the OAM Console
 New Settings In WebGate/Agent ObAccessClinet.xml Configuration File
 Oracle Access Manager Agent Specifics
 Validate Access
 How To Configure The WebGate To Use The Oracle Access Protocol (OAP)
 FAQ - Facts
 Oracle Product Documentation - Certification and Software
 OAM Product Documentation
 OAM Product Certification Matrix
 OAM Software
 Specific Oracle Product Documentation
 Known Issues

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