SOA Software Certified for Oracle Identity Management

SOA Software’s robust set of SOA Governance solutions, Service Manager and Policy Manager has been certified for Oracle Identity Management.  This development opens a range of cost-savings options for Oracle users looking to cut cost and improve management of their assets for end-to-end SOA across Oracle and non-Oracle environments.

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SOA Software's robust set of SOA Governance solutions, Service Manager and Policy Manager has been certified for Oracle Identity Management.  This development opens a range of cost-savings options for Oracle users looking to cut cost and improve management of their assets for end-to-end SOA across Oracle and non-Oracle environments.

In the wake of the certification, SOA Software is shipping SOA Governance specially tuned versions of Service Manager and Policy Manager for Oracle Identity Management, which will furnish crucial extensions aimed at management, security, policy and audit, mediation, routing, and intermediation for SOA Governance. 

The offering also aims to reduces the cost of enterprise-wide SOA Governance for Oracle users by offering customers a unified solution to allow them to leverage existing security and operations infrastructure, a top SOA Software official said.

“By adding [SOA Software’s] Service Manager and Policy Manager to their Oracle Identity Management solutions, customers can easily secure their services and enable their applications to authenticate themselves to these services using their existing identities and policies,” said Alistair Farquharson, chief technology officer of SOA Software, in a statement.

Inside SOA Software's Governance Options for Oracle Identity Management Users
In specific, SOA Software combines service registry, monitoring, security, routing and virtualization services for a full range of operational SOA Governance solutions, the company said. 

Available immediately, the Oracle Identity Management integration for Policy Manager and Service Manager provides:

  • Enterprise Service authentication using Oracle Identity Manager 
  • Enterprise Service authorization using Oracle Access Manager
  • Advanced standards support for Oracle Access Manager with SAML, WS-Trust, and XACML.

Customers also have the option to use Oracle Access Manager with SOA Software’s Service Manager to authenticate and authorize enterprise service requests across a number of message styles, protocols and platforms.  

As an example, an application written using Microsoft WCF can use the Service Manager Delegate to request a SAML assertion for a user from Oracle Identity Manager and use this SAML assertion to identify itself to the enterprise services it invokes. The services invoked by the application can then validate the assertion and can use Service Manager to authorize the request validating it against Oracle Access Manager, according to the company.

Further, customers can obtain support for a wide range of advanced identity management standards including SAML, WS-Trust and XACML, by adding SOA Software’s Policy Manager to their Oracle Access Manager deployment.

  • SOA Software also promotes these SOA benefits to Oracle customers:  
  • Ensure that services they identify, design and build using Oracle products are relevant and consumable to applications they design, build and deploy across other Microsoft, IBM and other enterprise IT technologies.
  • Ensure services from applications running on Oracle SOA Suite products visible to and compliant with enterprise policies defined, enforced and audited across other platforms.
  • Ensure services designed and built using other platforms (Microsoft, IBM and open source) are visible to and compliant with enterprise policies defined, enforced and audited across by their Oracle SOA Suite applications.
  • Promote, ensure and formalize consistent alignment between demand from service consumers and availability / supply of services through consumer contract provisioning.



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