Oracle offers an own successor technology, the Oracle Identity Manger (OIM), and advises its customers to switch over accordingly. Certainly, the hesitation of many customers shows that OIM does not address all needs optimally, that have been covered reliably by the predecessor.
However, there are other alternatives that are related to Sun IdM / Oracle Waveset in a functional and structural way and that make a migration accordingly easier.
midPoint of Evolveum is a standard software for Identity & Access Management based on open source, that is eventually derived from Sun IdM / Oracle Waveset. midPoint has extensive IAM functions, for example for identity governance, auditing, organization tructures and work flows, credential management and entitlement management. The additional functions of midPoint as a new generation of IdM software ensure that not only a mere move of your identity management system happens but rather a fundamental improvement in all fields.
The benefit for users of Sun IdM / Waveset is, that midPoint has conceptual similarities what makes a switch-over more comfortable, secure and cost-saving. So, midPoint has compatible RBAC and organization structures as well as a comparable connector framework.
DAASI International advises a parallel operation of both systems in the beginning of the switch-over. While your solution of Sun or Oracle still stays productive, midPoint is implemented as a second IdM system. It is tested and maintained simultaneously and then the system is synchronized step by step. Therefore, no direct cut to an untested, insecure system is made, what may result in lost data. Instead, a fluent and secure transition of one system to another is made, what allows many back ups and makes inadvertent mistakes or even a total breakdown nearly impossible. This process already led to multiple successful migrations.
As a partner of Evolveum, DAASI International is an official service provider for midPoint in the German-speaking area and is pleased to consult and attend you in your project. Do not hesitate to use our contact form. You can find more information about midPoint here.
didmos, the open source framework for Identity & Access Management, is developed by DAASI International. It consists of five coordinated, highly configurable modules and can be adapted to all your circumstances and desires.
As well as the Sun Identity Manager or Oracle Waveset, didmos has comprehensive provisioning and synchronizing functions, for example through the modules didmos Provisioner, ETL Flow und Pwd Synchronizer. didmos Decision Point protects the access to your data with RBAC functionalities and flexible role management, while didmos LUI offers a graphic interface for the central editing of your meta directory with self-service functions.
Here again, DAASI International does not recommend an abrupt shift but rather a parallel, fluent switch-over from your old system of Sun or Oracle to didmos to prepare you data, your ongoing operation and your employees securely and sustainably.
As the developer of didmos, DAASI International is very well versed in its possibilities and offers extensive services to make your decision and the following process of the switch-over as comfortable and competent as possible.