Oracle IAM Product Set Reconfiguration

Faced with the Affordable Care Act deadline to provide a healthcare portal secured with Oracle Identity Management, this northeastern state avoided a costly and lengthy migration utilizing a Sun / Oracle coexistence strategy.

Company Overview

The largest department of government in a northeastern US state, responsible for the Medicaid program, child welfare, public health, disabilities, veterans’ affairs, and elder affairs.

Business Challenges

As part of the larger project in 2011 to deliver a fully functional healthcare portal for their state's residents, the customer was given two years to implement an Identity and Access Management (IAM) system to control access and protect vulnerable information. With the Sun IAM stack currently in place, and premier support reaching end-of-life in 2014, the northeastern state was faced with the challenge of migrating to an updated IAM platform with minimal downtime, without continued spend on the legacy IAM system. The customer chose to implement the entire Oracle IAM stack with the existing Sun IAM stack in a coexistence architecture but after 18 months effort, was quickly running out of time.

Hub City Media's Solution

With only 6 months left, Hub City Media was hired to redesign a Sun/Oracle coexistence IAM system, to secure the healthcare portal before the deadline. The customers IAM system leverages the approval and access policies for 50 applications already existing in SIM while OIM provides account provisioning for users and administrators. OAM and OIF are used across applications for providing Single Sign On (SSO) and Federation between the customer's IAM environment and the HIX environment. 

Results

Hub City Media completed the implementation by the 2014 deadline, and the customer immediately began developing on the Oracle IAM system in coexistence with Sun IAM. The northeastern state simplified user management with the configuration of OIM and OAM, and with the customer’s coexistence strategy in place, they were able to finalize a statewide secure healthcare portal.