Enable SSO for Oracle EBS with SAML 2.0

Include Oracle in your Enterprise-Wide SAML Authentication Strategy

Why Enable SAML Integration for Oracle?

Enabling Single Sign On (SSO) with SAML integration allows organizations to leverage enterprise identity providers (IDPs) like Active Directory, LDAP, and ADFS. The need for this integration is driven by manual and cumbersome SAML authentication and SAML authorization processes.

Challenges

SAML is complex to integrate – primarily since Oracle EBS does not support it natively. As a result, customers have to make additional investments in Oracle Access Manager (OAM), Oracle Internet Directory (OID), and Oracle Unified Directory (OUD). Alternately some leverage internal IT teams that attempt custom development – both these methods increase costs and operational overheads.

Solution

Appsian, an Oracle-certified partner, offers a simple zero code SAML solution that natively integrates with Oracle EBS. It provides a plugin/extension with no coding, no alteration to existing EBS functionalities, no maintenance, and no additional product licenses. With Appsian, Oracle EBS customers can simplify authentication, authorization, user life cycle management, and escalate security with Single Sign-on (SSO) in ERPs. SSO further improves user experience while also meeting ERPs’ mandatory IT Audit requirements.

How Appsian makes SAML work in Oracle

The SAML authentication solution is an integral part of the Appsian Security Platform (ASP), which comprises two core components: the plugin and the configuration. The platform supports v1 release for EBS r12.2.2, r12.2.4 to r12.2.10.

How it works?

ASP (SAML) Plugin

ASP plugin is lightweight and deployed onto the Weblogic server. It filters all traffic coming in and out based on the ASP configuration loaded on the ERP database. In addition, it can perform actions based on several contextual conditions, such as IP filtering, among others.

ASP Configuration

The ASP configuration includes policy sets, rules that enforce conditions, and actions for the ASP plugin. It also contains the pages and menus displayed on the customer’s ERP instance, and though the configuration is on the database, it does not modify any components.

Appsian SAML SSO vs. Custom Solution

 
SAML SSO By Appsian
Custom Development
IMPLEMENTATION
SAML SSO By Appsian
  • Go-Live in just seven days
  • No additional hardware or customization
Custom Development
  • Customizing code requires specialized knowledge
  • Requires additional hardware
MAINTENANCE
SAML SSO By Appsian
  • Stable, tested product used in hundreds of Oracle EBS environments
  • Fixed maintenance schedule with fixed costs
Custom Development
  • Additional burden for application management and development teams
  • Needs continuous maintenance and has unpredictable costs
SUPPORT
SAML SSO By Appsian
  • 24/7 support available
  • Updates synchronized with EBS updates
Custom Development
  • No standard support mode

Benefits

Role-Analysis
Centralized system for identity trust
Makes it easy to manage the access rights of a user by turning on or off the login credentials from a centralized location
Dynamic-Role-Analysis
Multiple apps using the same log in
Creates uniformity for the user to access data from multiple systems and also ensures hassle-free credential verification at every stage
Role-Simulator
Passwords stored in a central repository (IdP)
Establishes trust within the central IdP to store and manage all the passwords within the ERP system
Real-time
Extra controls and adaptive security
Ensures a secure and easy-to-manage environment, no matter how many applications users are accessing.

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