Oracle Identity manager (OIM) is an application for identity administration and provisioning -- it's a solution which helps organizations to automate various tasks like adding, updating, disabling and or deleting user accounts from various applications from a single place. By implementing OIM in the infrastructure any organization can improve its compliance. With each step generating reports and optionally asking for authorization, there are very few places to look for a security hole.
OIM is built on Java architecture which provides a scalable, robust and secure platform, Hence I would already give it a plus one score. OIM when combined with other applications like Oracle Adaptive Access Management (OAAM), Oracle Virtual Director (OVD), Oracle Internet Directory (OID), etc gives the best results.
Room for Improvement:
I could not come up with any cons from using this product.
The second place where OIM scores well is the Out Of the Box connectors which come bundled with OIM. The concept of self service is tightly and rightly integrated with OIM. With granular functioning which could be customized to suit the organization's needs, OIM really stands out in User Account Creation, provisioning, SSO, Compliance support etc to name a few. If you cannot find what you are looking for, you can build it and integrate it with OIM which makes it a good choice when choosing an Identity access management framework for your organization.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Jun 01 2014