This blog post covers Overview of EBS (R12) integration with Oracle Identity Cloud service (IDCS) including its challenges, integration options as EBS Asserter & IDCS App Gateway.
IDCS stands for Identity Cloud Service and Identity & Access Management Solution on Cloud from Oracle. Oracle Identity Cloud Service provides strong security engine that customers can use to protect all IaaS, SaaS and PaaS applications. To know more about IDCS click here.
On-Premise Identity Management are very expensive both for License and Deployment/Management. Most of Oracle EBS customers ask if they can integrate EBS R12 with MS-AD without using OAM/OID/OUD and till recently answer was NO. This means till recently, customers are left with using On-Premise OAM/OID/OUD to integrate that with Microsoft Active-Directory.
Now after launching IDCS, it brings Quick Adoption of IDCS with EBS(R12) and other Oracle Products like Fusion Apps, Fusion Middleware, Oracle Cloud (OCI & PaaS) and Affordable, Pay As You Go (PAYG) Model and based on Authentication Requests which means no upfront big License Cost.
EBS (R12) – IDCS Integration Options
1. EBS – IDCS Integration Option I: EBS Asserter
According to the Diagram, you have Oracle EBS Suite either on (Cloud or On-Premise) on which you will deploy EBS Asserter to IDCS. EBS Asserter is nothing but a java application sitting on top of EBS SDK (software development kit) which runs on top of WebLogic server. This component is an integration point with IDCS. This EBS Suite asserter will be going to talk to EBS suite SSO as well as IDCS Oracle public cloud.
When you are using EBS Asserter you do not need to install, configure or maintain any Oracle Identity & Access management solutions like Oracle Access Manager (OAM), Oracle Internet Directory (OID) or EBS Access gate (EAG). EBS asserter is fully supported and certified as per Oracle EBS Product support team and provides MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) and federation.
2. EBS – IDCS Integration Option II: IDCS APP Gateway
To Overcome the limitation of EBS Asserter like when the user is in FND_USER table so the modules like I – recruiter or I -Supplier uses OID or OUD then APP Gateway comes in picture.
IDCS App Gateway is a proxy model or an agent model and on the right-hand side in the diagram, you have Cloud application including identity Cloud service, In the cloud, you have EBS Suit Application, SAP, third-party applications including IDCS.
Role of IDCS App Gateway:
Suppose N-Users are connected to the internet on-premise so the app gate is collecting all the tokens and converting that into HTTP token and passing into the applications for Single Sign-On (SSO).
when you are using app gate you need VM server to deploy app gate, EBS Access gate, Oracle Internet Directory (OID)or Oracle Unified Directory (OUD).
This post is from our Oracle EBS (R12) Integration With Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) training in which we have covered everything you should know about Integration EBS with Oracle Identity Cloud Service.
- Oracle EBS (R12) Integration With Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) training Click Here
- Oracle EBS (R12) – OAM Integration for SSO training Click Here
- Oracle EBS (R12) OAM/OID/OUD/SSO Integration : Activity Guides from Training Click Here
- Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) Overview & Concepts Click Here
- Cloud Security Using Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) Click Here
- Oracle Identity Cloud Service: Configuring Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Click Here
Next Task for You
To Download our free guide on Oracle Identity Cloud Service(IDCS) for Security & Identity Administrator Click here.