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Identity Cloud Service (IDCS)

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Identity Cloud Service (IDCS)

There are so many options for moving to the cloud and selecting which package is suitable for your company and business. You’re constantly competing against one another to get the best possible solution in place.  Whilst everyone is trying “to keep up with the Jones”, security should be at the forefront for your chosen application. Data loss and leakage risks, unauthorised access through misuse of credentials, improper access controls, hijacking of accounts and malicious insiders, these are all the biggest possibilities which are present in the ever-faster way of delivery your cloud solution.

Therefore, the ability to drive your company’s infrastructure through a secure and solid foundation, and enable your business designed on a platform that can handle multiple demands, is where your business growth lies. Oracle Identity Cloud Service provides you with a platform that takes advantage of the rapidly expanding cloud services. Oracle IDCS provides several services, with each service answering challenges faced by many organisations.

What is Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDCS)?

Oracle Identity Cloud Service offers identity management with single sign-on (SSO) and identity governance for applications on-premise and in the cloud or mobile apps. The application can be securely accessed by any user at any time or place. Direct integration of IDCS with pre-existing directories and identity management makes it easier application access. Implementing Oracle Identity Cloud Service provides a robust platform which enables users to develop and deploy applications in a secure manner, with key benefits such as; enhanced business responsiveness, user productivity, increased access channels, lower cost and simplified IT. The diagram below shows how Oracle IDCS is held together.

Oracle IDCS includes the following functionality:

Single-Sign On (SSO) – by signing in once to IDCS, users gain the one click access to applications

Identity and Access Management – administrators can manage access to users for the range of applications maintain within the organisation, as well as removing access

Integration with On-Premise AD/OAM – administrators can make use of the automated synchronisation of users and Single-Sign On

User Authentication Service – this implements standard OpenID Connect (OIDC) 3-legged User Authentication flows on top of the standard OAuth2 protocol

Identity Federation Service – the provides support for standard SAML3 browser POST login and logout profiles

Authentication, User Consent, Identity Propagation and Web Service Authorization patterns

Reporting Service – This generates dashboard information and reports from collected audit data

There are many ways you can use the Oracle IDCS, which enables administrators and users effectively and securely create, manage and maintain a cloud based environment.  With Oracle IDCS you can:

  • Perform Self-Service Capabilities – whereby you can recover or change a password, modify your profile, establish your primary and password recovery email addresses, activate your deactivated account, unlocking your account and access the Apps assigned to you
  • Manage 2-step Verification
  • Work with Oracle Mobile Authenticator app
  • Manage default settings
  • Manage Security Settings
  • Manage Self-Registration Profiles – you can create self-registration profiles to manage different sets of users, approval procedures and apps in IDCS
  • Manage Users, Groups and Applications – you can set up or remove users, groups and applications

  • Customise Notifications – you can create and send customise template emails to users, as well manage the content of the emails
  • Manage Identity Providers
  • Manage Certificates for Trusted Partners
  • Manage Password Policies – you can manage password policies that are applicable for users within the domain. New users will have to adhere to passwords that meet the specific criteria
  • Manage Bridges – is using Active Directory, then the bridge service provides a link between your on-premise Microsoft AD and Oracle IDCS. IDCS can reconcile with Active directory, so any new or existing user is updated and transferred in the Oracle IDCS
  • Run reports – you can run reports on Oracle IDCS
  • Customise the UI – you can customise how you want the page to be displayed
  • Transfer Configuration Data – you can import or export configurations, entities and customisations as an integral part of migrating an Oracle ODCS environment

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