Managing users, groups, and policies for access to Oracle Integration differs depending on whether your tenancy uses identity domains.
Where You Manage Users and Groups
Beginning in March 2023, Oracle began a region-by-region migration of all tenancies to use identity domains. Tenancy owners will be notified two weeks prior to the migration of their tenancy. All IDCS instances in the tenancy will be converted at the same time regardless of the IDCS home region.
Your tenancy already uses identity domains if Oracle updated your region to use identity domains before you created your tenancy. However, if Oracle updated your region to use identity domains after you created your tenancy, then your tenancy will be migrated.
- Manage users, groups, and roles in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Identity and Access Management (IAM) if either of the following are true:
- Oracle updated your region to use identity domains before you created your tenancy
- Or, Oracle has migrated existing tenancies in your region to use identity domains
In either scenario, you do not use Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) or federation to manage users and groups.
- Manage users, groups, and roles in both IDCS and Oracle Cloud
Infrastructure IAM, linked using federation, if both of the following are
- Oracle updated your region to use identity domains after you created your tenancy
- And, Oracle has not yet migrated existing tenancies in your region to use identity domains
Determine Whether a Tenancy Uses Identity Domains
To determine whether your tenancy uses identity domains, open the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure navigation menu and click Identity & Security. Under Identity, check for Domains:
About Identity Domains
An identity domain is a container for managing users and roles and performing other access-related tasks. Every tenancy contains a Default identity domain, and you can create additional identity domains as needed to hold different user populations.
Identity domains offer several benefits, including improved performance and scaleability and a unified experience for administration. For more information, see Managing Identity Domains.
The following table outlines the differences between the two configurations.
|Tenancies That Use Identity Domains||Tenancies That Do Not Use Identity Domains|
|Users and groups are configured in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure IAM.||
Users and groups are configured in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure IAM and IDCS, linked through federation. See Understand Oracle Integration Federation.
Note: Read only users can be assigned to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure group only and not to an IDCS group.
|The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure IAM service provides a single unified console for managing users, groups, dynamic groups, and applications in domains.||Oracle Cloud Infrastructure IAM must be federated with IDCS for your tenancy.|
|Provides Single Sign-On to more applications using a single set of credentials and a unified authentication process.||Requires separate federated credentials for IDCS.|
|The Federation page does not list any IDCS entries.||The Federation page lists the primordial IDCS type that is automatically federated as part of the tenancy creation.|