Month: October 2011

uh, so … what version was that again? #Oracle #Fusion #Identity #OHS


A really quick post to share something that I found this morning.  I am constantly trying to remember the exact version of OHS (Oracle HTTP Server) that is installed (Actually any Fusion Middleware component).  Sometimes I am inheriting an existing environment or validating someone else’s environment and need to baseline what is installed.

Here is how to get a list of what components are installed and their current version:

$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch lsinventory -detail

This will dump out a ton of information on the instance of OHS.

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Book Review: Oracle Identity and Access Manager 11g for Administrators (Packt Publishing)


Oracle Identity and Access Manager 11g for Administrators Book CoverAs many of you may know, Atul Kumar, has finished writing his book “Oracle Identity and Access Manager 11g for Administrators“.  I had the pleasure of being a technical reviewer for this book.  If you know Atul or his website then you know my job was pretty easy as he is well versed and experienced with Oracle Identity Management.  I was pretty excited to finally get a hard copy of this book because, to be honest with you, I was already using this book as a reference before it was finished .  I had been having some difficulty deploying an access agent within the new 11g framework and I was able to find a very detailed explanation within Atul’s book.  I am not sure that I can give a higher compliment to an author than to say, “I was using your book before it was even printed!”.

What I like best about this book is that Atul starts out in the first chapters with a very nice, detailed, explanation of Identity Management and then builds on that explanation to introduce each component of Oracle Identity and Access Manager.  Several chapters are tied together in that they build on fundamentals explained in a previous chapter but that doesn’t mean that someone couldn’t jump into a chapter and not still receive a good understanding of those specific concepts.

I have already recommended this book to several people that are new to Oracle Identity Management as well as to some folks that have several years of Oracle Identity Management experience.  I recommend this book to anyone who is working with Oracle Identity and Access Management 11g.