Easing email notification testing in OIM

I happened to come across a pretty decent fake SMTP service called Mailtrap for email notifications testing while implementing stuff in OIM and have been using it for quite some time now (Of course the service itself has got nothing to do with OIM as such!)

In the past, I have used some standalone open source SMTP clients – they are just about OK I would say. Some of you might know about Mailtrap already or might be using other stuff (feel free to share them!)

At its core, its just a fake (hence simple!) SMTP testing server and can be used for rapid prototyping and development/testing in scenarios where a full blown SMTP server is not available at your disposal.

mailtrap-io-0

Besides being pretty robust and efficient, it has a host of other features such as multiple inboxes, sharing emails within your organization etc etc. You can read and explore more on their website

mailtrap-io-1

Down to the business area.

Simple steps to get started with Mailtrap and OIM

1. Create your account on mailtrap.io (or just use your Google account)

2. Configure your mailtrap.io inbox(es)

Different ones for DEV, TEST, QA etc  (basic configuration like credentials etc are there OOTB, just change things around if you want to)

mailtrap-io-2

3. Configure SMTP or UMS (recommended) notification providers in OIM

(UMS in case you are playing around with approval workflows notification from within SOA composites)

Activate UMS via MBean

Activate UMS via MBean

Activate UMS via MBean

 

Configure UMS Email Driver settings

Configure UMS Email Driver settings

Configure UMS Email Driver settings

 

Activate approval notifications (1)

Activate approval notifications (1)

Activate approval notifications (1)

 

Activate approval notifications (2)

Activate approval notifications (2)

Activate approval notifications (2)

…. and you are good to go!

A preview of the notifications (FYI – HTML text is rendered equally well !)

mailtrap-io-3

I had also posted a quick fire slide share about OIM Notifications in one of my previous blog posts. It’s available here.

Thanks for visiting.
Cheers!

About Abhishek

Currently working as a Senior Product Manager in the Oracle Cloud Application Development team with a focus on Oracle Cloud PaaS portfolio. When not hovering in the clouds, I stay grounded with Java EE
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One Response to Easing email notification testing in OIM

  1. Karan Raj says:

    Thanks Abhishek for helpful info.
    I have a ques on email setup in oim for below scenario
    1.My firm has 20 branches each in a different city and has a separate distributed email group.
    whenever a employee status changes,email has to be sent to his branch’s email distribution group.whenever a new employee joins,email has to go to that particular location’s dist email

    will you pls help on this how to proceed

    Thanks
    Karan Naik

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