Exporting Deployments in Oracle Identity Manager 11g

To export a deployment: The Deployment Manager has an Export Wizard that lets you create your export file. Add objects by type, one type at a time, for example, roles, then forms, then processes, and so on.

  1. Login to Oracle Identity Manager Administration.
  2. On the Welcome Page, click Export Deployment Manager File under System Management. Alternatively, you can click the System Management tab, clickDeployment Manager, and then click Export.

    The Deployment Manager opens and the Search Objects page of the Export Wizard is displayed.


    To open the Deployment Manager by using Mozilla Firefox Web browser, an additional authentication dialog box might be displayed. Providing authentication in this dialog box allows access to the Deployment Manager. To avoid this additional authentication:

    1. In Mozilla Firefox Web browser, from the Tools menu, select Options. The Options dialog box is displayed.
    2. Click Privacy.
    3. Select the Accept third-party cookies option.
    4. Click OK.

    The additional authentication is not required when the Deployment Manager is opened by using Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari Web browsers.

  3. On the Search Objects page, select an object type from the menu, and enter search criteria. If you leave the criteria field blank, an asterisk (*) is displayed automatically to find all the objects of the selected type.

    All the objects supported by Deployment Manager for migration are available for exporting. See “Features of the Deployment Manager” for the list of objects supported by Deployment Manager for migration.

  4. Click Search to find objects of the selected type.

    To select an object, select the option of the object.

  5. Click Select Children.

    The Select Children page is displayed with the selected objects and all of their child objects.

  6. Select the child objects that you want to export.

    To select or remove an item, select the appropriate option.

    Click Back to go to the Search Objects page.

  7. Click Select Dependencies.

    The Select Dependencies page is displayed with any objects required by the selected objects.

  8. Select the dependent objects that you want to export.

    To select or remove an item, select the option of the item.

    Click Back to go to the Select Children page.

  9. Click Confirmation.

    The Confirmation page is displayed.

  10. Ensure that all the required items are selected, then click Add for Export.

    After you click Add for Export, you can still add more items to this export file.

    Select Add More and click OK to go to Search Objects Page to add more objects for export.

  11. Use the wizard to add more items, or finish and exit the wizard. Select the appropriate option and click OK.

    If you select Add more, repeat Steps 2 through 7. Otherwise, the Export page is displayed.

    The Export page displays your current selections for export. Your selections have icons next to them that indicate what types of objects are selected. The Summary information pane shows the objects you are exporting. The Unselected Dependencies pane displays the list of dependent or child objects that you did not select for export.

  12. Make any adjustments to your export file as follows:
    • Click Reset to clear the form.
    • Click Legend to see icon definitions.
    • Click Add Objects to restart the wizard and add more items to your export file.

    To remove an object from the Current Selections list:

    • Right-click the object to remove and select Remove from the shortcut menu. If the object has child objects, then select Remove including children from the shortcut menu to remove the child objects all at the same time.
    • Click Remove to confirm. If the object is a child or dependency of a selected item, then it is added to the Unselected Children or Unselected Dependencies list.

    To add an object back to the Current Selections list from the Unselected Children or Unselected Dependencies list,

    1. Right-click the object, and select Add.
    2. Click Confirmation.

      The Confirmation page is displayed.

    3. Click Add for Export.
  13. Click Export.

    The Add Description dialog box is displayed.

  14. Enter a description for the file.

    This description is displayed when the file is imported.

  15. Click Export.

    The Save As dialog box is displayed.

  16. Enter a file name.

    You can browse to find a location.

  17. Click Save.

    The Export Success dialog box is displayed.

  18. Click Close.

When user-defined fields are associated with a specific resource object, during the export process one of the following events can occur:

  • If the user-defined fields contain values (entered information), then the Deployment Manager will consider them to be dependencies.
  • If the user-defined fields contain no values (the fields are blank), then the Deployment Manager will not consider them to be dependencies.
  • If you select an object that has child objects or dependencies, you have the option to add them or not. After adding objects of one type, you can go back and add other objects to your XML files. When you have all the objects you want, the Deployment Manager saves them all at once in a single XML file.

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