This series of self-study courses and OBEs introduces you to the basic concepts and features provided by the Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS) framework, and help you quickly get started using the technology it offers.
Release Date: 14-FEB-2012
Created by: Mark Lindros
OPSS 11gR1 Lesson 1: OPSS Overview provides an introduction to some security industry terms and concepts, and puts them into context where appropriate for OPSS. It shows you an overview of what OPSS is, its architecture, and why you would use it. Then it covers some basic concepts of OPSS features for awareness. This is a general course that prepares you for learning how to use OPSS features yourself.
Duration: 48 minutes
OPSS 11gR1 Lesson 2: Administration Concepts and Configuration shows you how to use OPSS features. This includes the main administrative tasks of OPSS, the tools available for each task, and instruction on how to use FMW Control and WLST OPSS scripts to configure OPSS security. This prepares you for administering OPSS environments.
Duration: 66 minutes
OPSS 11gR1 Lesson 3: Application Deployment shows you how to deploy OPSS-enabled applications to WebLogic Server environments. This lesson covers what happens when an application is deployed, how to manage data migration during deployment, and the life cycle of OPSS security artifacts from the application package to the server. This prepares you for deploying your own OPSS-enabled applications.
Duration: 23 minutes
OPSS 11gR1 Lesson 4: Advanced Administration shows you how to migrate one working FMW environment to another environment, such as from test to production. This lesson shows you how to use the FMW cloning utilities to copy FMW products and Java and System components, and how to modify settings between environments. It also shows you how to migrate identities, policy artifacts, and credentials manually. This prepares you for migrating your own OPSS-enabled FMW environments.
Duration: 38 minutes
This OBE has you prepare an environment for performing OPSS hands-on practices. This OBE is a prerequisite for all of the OBEs in this series. After completing this OBE, you should be able to:
Start the Oracle Identity Directory (OID) LDAP server and verify that it is running
Create an OPSS-based WebLogic Server domain using the WebLogic Configuration Wizard
Start an OPSS-based WebLogic Server domain
Explore OID LDAP identities using JXplorer
Duration: 60 minutes
This tutorial covers configuring an Oracle Internet Directory (OID) authentication provider in Oracle WebLogic Server using the WebLogic Administration console. Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS) uses the authentication provider configuration within a WebLogic domain to bootstrap its connection with an identity store. After completing this exercise you should be able to:
Configure an OID LDAP authentication provider using the WebLogic Administration console
Reorder authentication providers to ensure OID is the first LDAP provider in the list
Set WebLogic Server authentication provider control flags when configuring multiple providers
Verify that the authentication provider is connected to OID
This tutorial covers using the Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS) common audit framework. After completing this OBE, you should be able to:
Identify audit configuration files in Java and system component environments
Configure audit policies for Java and system component environments
Identify, locate, and analyze audit log files called bus-stops in Java and system component environments
Continue on to using an Audit database store
This tutorial covers deploying an Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS) enabled application. After completing this OBE, you should be able to:
Deploy an OPSS-enabled application using FMW Control
Configure OPSS security settings within FMW Control during deployment
Duration: 30 minutes
This tutorial walks you through a pre-existing ADF application that uses OPSS security. By understanding the OPSS security artifacts found on the development side of an application, you will more easily understand how these artifacts are migrated when this type of an application is deployed to WebLogic Server, which is covered in the Deploying an OPSS Application OBE, which has you deploy this same application. After completing this exercise, you should be able to:
Identify and locate the file-based OPSS security configuration files contained within an OPSS-enabled application
Configure OPSS security for applications using JDeveloper