We use Oracle's Identity Management Suite with our PeopleSoft
implementation of HR and Student for all campuses except Amherst.
Amherst already has a well-defined and implemented identity management
infrastructure, including SSO and provisioning. We built the Oracle
solution in order to serve applications that were enterprise-wide in
nature. The Oracle Identity Management serves the other campuses and
Amherst's HR and ties into the identity data registry at Amherst, The
choice for the rest of the University was made a great deal easier by
virtue of Oracle's acquisition of PeopleSoft (one vendor to hold
accountable) and our being a large Oracle/PeopleSoft shop. The other
major consideration was that Oracle's IdM software uses a virtual
directory rather than a meta-directory approach, which preserves the
autonomy of the six campuses, and the fact that PeopleSoft could only
address one external LDAP authN source at a time. A multi-master
metadirectory also poses data stewardship issues and moves a lot more
data around. We consider federation as well but at the time no one
seemed to have figured out quite how to do this.
One piece of advice, if you select PeopleSoft for your ERP system, look
into a combined HR - Student deployment to reduce the number of
authoritative sources and the need for multi-step reconciliation.
As I speak we are about to go live with IdM and HCM 9.0 (HR) next week.
We already have other application services in the queue for inclusion
in the program.
University of Massachusetts
From: Identity Management Constituent Group Discussion list
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Amos Gouaux
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 2:56 PM
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Subject: [IDM] Which IdM with PeopleSoft?
I was curious to see what IdM frameworks folks have selected to use
along with PeopleSoft for
students. We *may* also be looking at PeopleSoft for HR, but I don't
think that's been resolved
yet. How has your selection worked out? What did it take to implement
your selection? (Folks can
reply directly to me if they prefer.)
We've had an in-house system for quite a long while, but from time to
time the wind blows for
change. I think this time it'll happen.