Oracle Privileged Account Manager (OPAM in short) is a solution which helps organizations manage privileged accounts in a secure manner.
I have created a Quick Start Guide which is a series of short documents/tutorials to get you up and running with OPAM. Links at the end of this post
What exactly is a Privileged Account?
- Accounts which grant access to sensitive data
- Are often shared by multiple users
- Are associated with higher levels of access than other accounts
- Typical examples are – Database accounts with SYSDBA privileges, UNIX root account, LDAP admin accounts etc
Why use OPAM?
- Centralized password management for all your sensitive accounts
- Check out and automatically managed check ins for privileged accounts
- Provides OOTB integration with LDAP, UNIX, Databases systems
- Easy to install and configure
- Powerful real-time auditing and monitoring features along with reporting capabilities supported by BI Publisher
- New in PS2 – Session Checkout facility for UNIX systems (does not need the password to be exposed!)
- Integrates with Oracle Identity Manager to provide seamless privilege account access to enterprise identities by leveraging its Approval capabilities – employees request for access to LDAP groups which in turn drives privilege account access in OPAM via Grantee policies
- Flexible and extensible via Plugins
- Password management is based on Identity Connector Framework, which means that developers can extend OPAM functionality to targets which are not supported by OPAM out-of-the-box
- Supports the notion of integration with disconnected systems (remember OIM 11g R2?). They are know an lockbox target type in OPAM
- Provides RESTFul APIs and Command Line interface options as well
I am sure there are other benefits which you will notice once you start playing with it !🙂
No more waiting.. get started ………………….!