Wednesday, July 8, 2015

OAM : Oracle Traffic Director Licensing for Oracle Access Portal

Starting with Oracle Access Manager (OAM) , the license includes Oracle Access Portal Service.

What is Oracle Access Portal (OAP) ?
The Access Portal Service is a hosted single sign-on proxy service that enables intranet and extranet applications with Oracle's form-fill single sign-on technology. Web Logon Manager, available as a standalone download from Oracle Support, provides end-users with the ability to create, modify, and delete application credentials as well as log on to provisioned applications through both desktop and mobile browsers. Available from 11gR2 PS2.

What is Oracle Traffic Director(OTD)  ? 
Oracle Traffic Director is a fast, reliable, and scalable layer-7 software load balancer. The architecture of Oracle Traffic Director enables it to handle large volumes of application traffic with low latency. The product is optimized for use in Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle SuperCluster.

For enabling the Oracle Access Portal Service, Oracle traffic Director (OTD) is mandatory as it intercepts user connections to the target application and provides path-proxy and DNS-proxy functionality, allowing for path and DNS rewriting.  It also hosts the WebGate plugin.

OTD Licensing for OAP
Though OTD is primarily licensed only for Exalogic , following are exceptions -
  • The Oracle Traffic Director portion of the Oracle Access Portal is restricted to the following features: High Availability Virtual IP, Access Manager WebGate, and Origin Server Load Balancing to WebLogic Server.
  • IDM Oracle Access Portal (OAP) license entitlement now includes OTD to be a front-end on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.6+, Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.6+ and Solaris (SPARC, x64) 11.1+.
    Access Management Licensing - http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E29542_01/doc.1111/e14860/im_options.htm#FMWLC240
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