Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gR1 PS1 (Patchset 1) released

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gR1 PS1 (Patchset 1) aka was released on Nov 10, 2009, and generally available now.
Many enhancements and bug fixes for OWSM went into this patchset.
Some notable ones are listed below. For a complete set of enhancements visit product documentation here.

What's new in OWSM 11gR1 PS1 (
  • Common Policy Store across multiple Weblogic domains (11gR1 policy store was restricted to be one per domain)
  • One policy accepting multiple types of tokens such as username, SAML, X.509 through the policy alternatives feature
  • Ability to set up different sign/encryption keys for different services instead of all services having to use the common sign/encryption keys set at the domain level - This has been implemented using configuration overrides feature for service policies (11gR1 allowed only client side config overrides)
  • Ability to configure operation level authorization using Permission based authorization policies
  • Ease of Use features
    • Publishing service certificate in the WSDL - client policies can directly lookup service certificate from WSDL instead of looking up from client keystore
    • Policy attachment through WLST scripting - useful for creating automation scripts
    • Enhanced support for asynchronous services and policies for it
  • Certifications and Interoperability
Additionally, for a list of important OWSM bug fixes, known issues and workarounds associated with 11gR1 PS1 release, please refer to the release notes.