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Oracle Access Manager (OAM) How to Change Communication Mode From SIMPLE To CERT (Doc ID 2954117.1)

Last updated on JUNE 14, 2023

Applies to:

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


There will come a time when it may become necessary to change the way the the WebGate communicates with the Oracle Access Manager (OAM) Server. The intent of this KM note is to provide at a high-level the steps needed to complete this task ... "How to Change from a communication mode (OPEN/SIMPLE) to CERT Mode Communication".

This is a living document that will updated to add or remove information as it becomes available or no longer relevant.


In March 2024, the Oracle Access Manager (OAM) components using SIMPLE-mode certificates for communication will not function, thus causing an outage in the OAM environment, unless preventive actions are taken. For further details, refer to KM Note "March 2024 Expiration Of The Oracle Access Manager (OAM) Out Of The Box Certificates (Doc ID 2949379.1)


Best Practice

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 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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In this Document
 I. Generating a Certificate Request and Private Key for OAM Server
 II. Convert Server Key And Server Cert To DER Format
 III. Retrieving the .OAMKeystore Password
 IV. Importing the Trusted, Signed Certificate Chain Into the Keystore
 V. Adding Certificate Details to Access Manager Settings
 VI. Updating WebGate to Use Certificates

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