This document adds to the KuppingerCole Advisory Notes #70,607 “Migration Options for your Legacy Provisioning” and #70,610 “Migration Options and Guidelines for Oracle Waveset Identity Manager”. It focuses on the Sun Identity Manager (SIM) product, now also known as Oracle Waveset Identity Management and historically as Waveset Lighthouse. This product has an officially defined end-of-life which causes customers to evaluate their migration options.
The purpose of this document is to provide the facts and consequences regarding a migration from SIM (and its variants) to Quest One Identity Manager and related components. It is meant as a source of information on what to look at specifically when taking into account that migration option. Notably it does not imply that this is the only or favored option for migration. It is one viable option for many organizations. Nevertheless, the migration target and future architecture have to be carefully evaluated beforehand. We strongly recommend to read the KuppingerCole document #70,129 “Scenario Understanding Identity and Access Management” and #70,219 “Access Governance Architectures” beforehand. The definition of a target architecture, requirements, and following this performing a structured evaluation process is mandatory to pick the solution of choice.