If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Oracle Access Manager, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
The advice that I would give to people who are beginning to work with this solution is that it is a good idea to consult the Oracle documentation. Oracle products tend to come with a lot of documentation and there is more available in their other resources. I think that it is worth spending the time to study the documentation is very important, and it is time well spent. Making the effort to study the product can reveal features that you were not already aware of or make you understand better ways to approach a problem, use a feature, or maybe avoid bothering with the technical support. There are also certifications that Oracle provides with the study material. It is very important to develop your own knowledge and consult these resources to gain the expertise necessary to use the product effectively. The biggest lesson I have learned from working with Oracle Access Manager is really only that the product offers a lot of features. It is more complicated than other access management solutions and may not be the best choice for those who do not have more complicated needs. Just because it has the Oracle name does not mean it is the best for every solution. Because I have been working with other access managers for a long time, using a product in the access management category was nothing really new to me. But Oracle seems to really be trying to appeal to users who have more specialized needs. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Oracle Access Manager as a six-out-of-ten in general. There is difficulty in the setup complexity and poor technical support. The product should be much better.
I'm a consultant that works with a company that uses this solution. We don't have a business relationship with Oracle. The company is currently using version 11 or 12. I'd recommend the solution. The caveat is users who are considering the solution need to do a POC first. This will help determine how well it would work for the organization. It's a pretty complex product. Users could definitely use more documentation. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
We've used both cloud and on-premises deployment models, but have never handled a hybrid deployment model. I'd advise others that, before starting the installation, it's very important to have the proper equipment in place, at a high level. The organization should also have a proper access management strategy considered as well before implementing the solution. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. Overall, it's a very good solution, but its lacking in the mobile area. If the mobile offering was better, I'd rate it higher.
I would tell others that this solution is reliable. If they are looking for a solution that is reliable and that is scalable, then this is a good one. In the next release, I would like to see improvements made to the interface. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Oracle Access Manager is a very efficient solution if you're working with Oracle applications like ELT, and so on. It's very efficient with this because integration is built-in. You have to make sure that an application is supported by Oracle as the Access Manager product is meant to supporting their own products. I will rate it as an eight out of ten because it's a good solution, it's very stable and integrated with Oracle solutions. It can be scaled as much as you need as long as you can afford it.