Thursday, June 30, 2016

SailPoint Vs Oracle Identity Manager: Components

SailPoint and OIM (Oracle Identity Manager) are huge competitors in Identity space. In this post I would like to compare components wise which product would be easy to maintain and install.

SailPoint Components
OIM Components
Application Server
Application Server             
Webserver (Optional)
Web Server (Optional)

Design Console

SOA for emails, workflows and BPEL


Remote Manager

OIM need to have individual connectors that need be installed but in case of SailPoint all the connectors comes by default without any configuration. Additional upgrade is required for individual connectors in case of OIM. 

In OIM additional component SOA is required for Emails and WorkFlows but in case of SailPoint it is not required. 

Clearly Sailpoint is the the WINNER in case of components maintenance and upgrade.  

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

MySQL Database Installation and Configuration

MySQL is an open source product currently owned by Oracle(through Sun Microsystems):

1) Download MySQL from oracle e-delivery or

2) Copy file on to the server and run it with Admin privileges


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Apache Tomcat as Windows Service and Auto Start

In this post we are going to cover how Apache Tomcat server can be made as service and also how to configure Auto Start during server maintenance in windows.

1) Navigate to bin folder in Tomcat using command prompt.

2) Run service.bat install command.

3) Verify Apache Tomcat * in windows services.

4) Right click on service and go to properties and make startup type: Automatic

5) Click Apply and OK

Apache Tomcat Windows Installation 8.0.36

Download Apache Tomcat desired version from the following site: 

Download Version:

This version of Apache Tomcat is for Windows 2012 Machine (64-bit)


1) Unzip the file 

2) Copy the unzip file to C Drive. 

3) set JRE_HOME path

4) Navigate to Tomcat bin and run service.bat install

5) Go to windows services and verify tomcat service.

6) Start the service and make it auto start. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SailPoint Identity IQ 7.0 Supported Platforms & Softwares

Here are the supported Operating systems, Databases & Application Servers. Unlike Oracle Identity and Access Manager it not limited to only Oracle Database and very few application servers. Sailpoint supports lot more Application servers when compared to other vendors. 

JDK 7 & JDK 8 are supported. 

Application Servers -- Sailpoint Application war file can be deployed in any of these servers. 
• Apache Tomcat 7.0 and 8.0
• Oracle WebLogic 11g and 12c
• IBM WebSphere 8.5.0 and 8.5.5
• JBoss Application Server 7.3 and 7.4

Operating Systems 
• IBM AIX 6.1 and 7.1
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux to 7.0 and 7.1
• SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11
• Solaris 10 and 11
• Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2.

Databases -- SailPoint schema can be created in any of these databases. 
• IBM DB2 9.7 and 10.5
Note: IdentityIQ does not include the JDBC driver for IBM DB2. You must obtain the driver directly
from IBM.
• MySQL 5.6
• Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and 2014
• Oracle 11g R1, R2, and 12c

Source: SailPoint

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Disable Email Retry in SailPoint

SailPoint have a feature to disable email retry, to disable email retry set Maximum Email Retries to 0 instead of default 20.

SailPoint Email Configuration with Google SMTP

SailPoint have centralized Email configuration. Here are the configuration steps: 

Navigate to System Setup followed by Identity IQ Configuration: 

Select Mail Settings --> Provide all the required details: 

Other mail configurations available are: 

Redirect to File (if mail serve is not available): 

Redirect to Email: 

Monday, June 20, 2016

SailPoint Identity IQ URLs

SailPoint have a dashboard URL for Administration and End-Users. Features on dashboard is shown to users based on their privileges.

Sailpoint can be deployed either on Jboss or Apache Tomcat.

Admin/Dashboard URL: 


Debug Page URL: 


Example: (Tomcat)

Admin/Dashboard URL:


Debug URL: 


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