Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4) Support Status and Alerts
(Doc ID 961735.1)
Last updated on OCTOBER 15, 2021
Applies to:Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 10.1.4.0.1 to 10.1.4.3.0 [Release AS10gR2 to AS10gR3]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Identity Management 10g - Version: 10.1.4.0.1 to 10.1.4.3.0
Getting Started With Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4)
Refer to this article when requiring updated information for Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4). Below are important points to understand about Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4):
- Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4) can be a new installation or an upgrade from Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2 (10.1.2) Infrastructure installation type.
- Upgrade to Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4.0.1) if requiring use up updated features in this release. While there are inherent bug fixes, this release is meant for functionality enhancements, as documented. For upgrading a current Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2 (10.1.2) home, obtain the Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4.0.1) Upgrade Guide.
- Install Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4.0.1) as a full Infrastructure or separate Identity Management home (after running MRCA 10.1.4.0.1 with an Oracle Database 10.2) in order to gain the absolute newest Identity Management features following the Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4.0.1) Installation Guide.
- Note that all Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4) homes will still have Oracle Application Server 10.1.2.0.2 components installed. Only Identity Management components will be at a 10.1.4 level. Therefore, most patching recommendations for version 10.1.2 will still apply. Any 10.1.2 patch applied to these homes will detect and skip the 10.1.4 components.
- See also <Note 1071685.1> - "Installation Planning for Oracle Application Server 10g - FAQ"
If you are initially installing Oracle Identity Management 10g, the best place to begin is with the Release Notes and Installation Guide for the platform and version you are installing. The Documentation Library will also provide information about administering Oracle Identity Management 10g. Since there are Oracle Appliccation Server 10g Release 2 (10.1.2) components installed, their respective Guides are in their Library. This documentation is available on Oracle Technology Network (OTN):
Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4.0.1) Documentation Library
[ http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B28196_01/getstart.htm ]
Oracle Application Server 10g (10.1.2.0.2) Online Documentation Library
[ http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B14099_19/index.htm ]
For installing on platforms not mentioned in the Installation Guide, but are certified, see the following:
<Note 465847.1> - Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4.0.1) Release Notes Addendum
<Note 433061.1> How to Obtain Application Server 10g Media, Patchsets, and Patches
- "Oracle Identity Management Infrastructure and Oracle Identity Federation" for primary 10.1.4.0.1 media
- "Metadata Repository Creation Assistant" 10.1.4.0.1 is required to install required objects into remote database
Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4.0.1) Release Notes and Installation Guides
Before performing any installation, it is recommended to review the Certification Guides for your desired combination. The below page is the Certification Guide for Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4):
Oracle Identity Management (10.1.4.0.1) Certification Information
Below are documents which are referenced from the above location for their respective certifications:
<Note 465847.1> Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4.0.1) Release Notes Addendum
- Includes detailed Microsoft Windows Vista and SuSE Linux 10 platform information
<Note 421371.1> Identity Management 10.1.4.0.1 Pre-Install OS Checks Fail For OEL4 and RHEL4
The following document now provides all methods of retrieving certification and compatibility information, including a cumulative list of known My Oracle Support Notes:
<Note 431578.1> How to Find Certification Details for Oracle Application Server 10g and Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g
Use the above document to obtain more platform specific installation material that was not available at time of product release. (e.g., newer Operating System versions released, and requiring certification).
Maintain Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4)
Confirm the full version of the Oracle Identity Management 10g instance by following any of the methods given in the following document, noting that there are several components installed with 10.1.4, 10.1.2, and 10.1.0.5 versions:
<Note 416489.1> How to Find Out the Full Current Version of OracleAS 10g Instance Residing on a Machine
Initial Post Installation Requirements
The installation of Identity Management 10g (10.1.4.0.1) includes the installation of several separate one-off patches, which are applied by a "One Off Patch Configuration Assistant". This Configuration Assistant may succeed without the background processing performed. The OPatch Utility is supposed to apply several patches, but it may fail for various or unknown reasons, returning control back to the original OUI installation. After the installation is finished, follow the below steps to ensure you have the required one-off patches applied:
Because of an issue with the 10.1.2.3 Patch Set rolling these back, it will be required to re-apply these after 10.1.2.3 patch Set is applied. If planning to apply 10.1.2.3 Patch Set (in next section of this document), you can disregard the below steps EXCEPT for the existence of the patch_locked file. See next section for one-off patches to apply after the 10.1.2.3 Patch Set. Only after both Patch Sets are applied can you then update the OPatch version.
If NOT applying the 10.1.2.3 and 10.1.4.3 Patch Sets:
1. Issue the ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch lsinventory command to see if there are any one-off interim patches applied. Take note of the numbers stated.
2. Go to the ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage directory
3. If there is a file named "patch_locked", you can safely rename or delete it, unless you actually have another session in the middle of patching. This is what caused some one-off patches from applying during initial installation. This will prevent future updating which you will perform in the next steps.
4. Under ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage directory, there may be several numbered directories. These are the one-off patches which should be applied. For the ones not applied (referring to the lsinventory list), download each one separately from My Oracle Support.
5. Download <Patch 6880880>, choosing the 10.1.0.0.0 version for your platform. Extract this into your ORACLE_HOME.
6. Stop all processes running under this ORACLE_HOME using "opmnctl stopall" and "emctl stop iasconsole" and apply each of the downloaded one-off patches with "opatch apply" or as per their readme file.
7. Start all processes again with "opmnctl startall" and "emctl start iasconsole".
Oracle Identity Management 10g Patch Sets
This section gives a summary of the Patchsets available for Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4). All Patchsets are cumulative. Note the there is a separate Oracle Application Server Patchset 10.1.2.3, which needs to be applied separately in order to update the installed 10.1.2.x components. Applying BOTH of these is a requirement of any future patching, including the Critical Patch Updates.
|Patch Release||Action Needed||More Information|
|Patchset 3 (10.1.2.3)||<Patch:5983622>||
|Patchset 2 (10.1.4.3)||<Patch:7215628>||
|Patchset 1 (10.1.4.2)||<Patch:5983637>||This Patchset is superseded by 10.1.4.3
<Note 795143.1> Understanding How AS 10g Patch Sets Update the AS Metadata Repository
Oracle Database Networking Patches
Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4) can be installed as a full co-located Infrastructure and include an Oracle Database Server 10g. Or, as distributed option, the Identity Management home(s) are installed with some Oracle Database 10.1.0.5.0 components, for client-side networking functionality. At this time, there are no certified 10.1.0.x Patchsets to apply to a 10.1.4.x home. However, there may be one-off patches made available under the 10.1.0.5 label, which can be applied to the 10.1.4.x home to fix client-side networking issues, including some SSL related issues. Note that the Oracle Identity Management 10g Patchsets may or may not contain these fixes. Below is a list of SSL related patches you should ensure are installed:
<Note 739725.1> IE Browser Cannot Display Page after SSL Certificate is Configured in Web Cache
<Note 470123.1> TLS 1.0 Handshake Fails When Using Internet Explorer On Windows Vista
<Note 457557.1> Oracle HTTP Server Startup Fails With nzos_SetIOSemantics referenced symbol not found
Critical Patch Updates for version 10.1.4.x will require a patch for 10.1.2.3, and this will have a combination of 10.1.2.3 and 10.1.0.5 fixes included.
There may be a requirement to update the installed 10.1.0.5.0 components. On Windows, this is a cumulative patch referred to as '10.1.0.5 Patch x'. Note that these will conflict with Critical Patch Updates (CPU). You should always apply the latest CPU, which will include the previous '10.1.0.5 Patch x' fixes. Ignore any OPatch "conflict" message in this case.
<Note 161549.1> Oracle Database Server and Networking Patches for Microsoft Platforms
<Note 276548.1> 10.1.0.x Oracle Database and Networking Patches for Microsoft Platforms
The following are known issues or other important documents which apply to Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4) homes:
<Note 841065.1> OID and OC4J_SECURITY Does Not Start After Patching OID
Patching With OPatch Utility
OPatch is a required patching utility for all one-off patches, which are not part of a Patch Set. The latest OPatch utility should be downloaded as before applying any patch that is applied using OPatch. This includes the Critical Patch Updates.
<Patch:6880880> is used to deliver the latest OPatch Utility. When downloading, choose your actual platform in use and the correct OPatch version for your Oracle home. For Oracle Identity Management 10g, select the version as "10.1.0.0.0" for your specific version.
<Note 283367.1> OPatch for Oracle Application Server 10g (10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.1.4)
Security Alerts / Critical Patch Updates
Oracle currently delivers the latest Critical Patch Updates on a quarterly basis: January, April, July, and October of each year. You should continually install these updates to secure your installation. Look for the latest update, and an associated Oracle Fusion Middleware Patch Availability Document, which will contain the latest patches to apply to your Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4) homes:
Critical Patch Updates (CPU) and Security Alerts
[ http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/alerts.htm ]
- Check for latest Advisory and within are links to obtain patches
- An Advisory documents the vulnerabilities for a CPU release.
- A Patch Availability Document provides the cumulative patches for each product version within Lifetime Support as defined by Error Correction policies.
- The below document can be used to provide more information on the patching process and examples in a step-by-step format:
<Note 405972.1> Oracle Application Server 10g Examples for Critical Patch Updates - Plus FMW11g
<Note 360870.1> Impact of Java Security Vulnerabilities on Oracle Products
<Note 1074055.1>Security Vulnerability FAQ for Oracle Application Server (Fusion Middleware)
Desupport and Error Correction Policy
Desupport has been replaced by the Lifetime Support Policy with an important "End of Premier Support" date and the Error Correction Policy. Details about these policies for Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4) are in the following location:
<Note 944866.1> Error Correction Support Timelines for Oracle Application Server (Fusion Middleware)
<Note 209768.1> Database, FMW, and OCS Software Error Correction Support Policy
All Lifetime Support Policies:
[ http://www.oracle.com/support/lifetime-support-policy.html ]
Oracle Fusion Middleware Lifetime Support Policy:
[ http://www.oracle.com/support/library/brochure/lifetime-support-middleware.pdf ]
<Note 952075.1> Java SE (J2SE) End of Life and Oracle Fusion Middleware Policy
ALERT: Premier Support Ends Dec 31 2011 for Oracle Fusion Middleware 10g 10.1.2 & 10.1.4
<Note 1290974.1> ALERT: Premier Support Ends Dec 31 2011 for Oracle Fusion Middleware 10g 10.1.2 & 10.1.4
It is recommended to upgrade to Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) before the End of Premier Support in order to continue a level of support desired. After Premier Support period ends, error correction support will no longer be provided for this release.
Oracle Database Server Desupport
Desupport has been replaced by the Lifetime Support Policy with an important "End of Premier Support" date and the Error Correction Policy. Below is information on various Oracle Database Server version you may be using with Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4)
Below is information about each Oracle Database Server version you may have in use. If performing this upgrade with a plan to upgrade to Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, see the following documentation:
Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Planning Guide 11g Release 1 (11.1.1)
6 Upgrading and Preparing Your Databases
[ http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23943_01/upgrade.1111/e10125/db_upgrade.htm ]
Oracle Database Server 9.2:
As per the Lifetime Support Policy, Oracle Database Server version 9.2 went to Extended Support status. Customers using a remote Oracle Database Server 9.2 for the Metadata Repository will be required to purchase Extended Support or upgrade to a newer Oracle Database Server version. Refer to the Oracle Database Server Upgrade Guide for detailed instructions.
At this time, there are no additional requirements specific to the Metadata Repository when upgrading from Oracle Database Server version 9.2 to 10.2. If Oracle Database Server 10.1 or 11g is desired, see below.
Oracle Database Server 10.1:
As per the Lifetime Support Policy, Oracle Database Server version 10.1 went to Extended Support status. There are two situations here:
- Oracle Database Server 10.1 installed by Database 10.1 media
- Oracle Database Server 10.1 installed by Application Server 10.1.2 media
Customers using a separate Oracle Database Server 10.1 installed by Database 10.1 media will be required to purchase Extended Support or upgrade to a newer Oracle Database Server version..
Customers using a co-located or distributed Infrastructure with Oracle Database Server 10.1 installed by Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4) media will NOT be required to purchase Extended Support. Support will be provided as it applies to the Application Server requirements. Note this means that new bugs may not be fixed for the Database Server, though the client/networking side may have new fixes made available until the End of Premier Support for the Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4) release. For this reason, it is recommended to upgrade to a newer Oracle Database Server version.
See the following document when upgrading from Oracle Database Server version 10.1 to 10.2:
<Note 376689.1> Upgrading the Application Server 10g (10.1.2|10.1.4) Seeded Database from 10.1 to 10.2
Oracle Database Server 11g:
If Oracle Database Server 11g is desired, refer to the Certification Guide to confirm this is certified on your platform and refer to the below documents:
<Note 740417.1> Oracle Database 11g Release 1 (11.1) Certification for Oracle Application Server 10g (10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.1.4)
<Note 887365.1> Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2) Certification for Oracle Application Server 10g
Other Oracle Application Server 10g Versions
The following are equivalent documents for previous versions:
<Note 397022.1> Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3 (10.1.3) Support Status and Alerts
<Note 329361.1> Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2 (10.1.2) Support Status and Alerts
<Note 248904.1> Oracle Application Server 10g Release 1 (9.0.4) Support Status and Alerts
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In this Document
|Getting Started With Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4)|
|Maintain Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4)|
|Initial Post Installation Requirements|
|Oracle Identity Management 10g Patch Sets|
|Oracle Database Networking Patches|
|Patching With OPatch Utility|
|Security Alerts / Critical Patch Updates|
|Desupport and Error Correction Policy|
|ALERT: Premier Support Ends Dec 31 2011 for Oracle Fusion Middleware 10g 10.1.2 & 10.1.4|
|Oracle Database Server Desupport|
|Other Oracle Application Server 10g Versions|