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Approach for migrating Policy store from Oracle DB to CA Directory

Question asked by NitinRajNigam on Sep 22, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 22, 2017 by Hubert Dennis

Hello SiteMinder wizards,


I need to work on a requirement where customer is planning to migrate from Siteminder 12.52 (On-Premise) to Siteminder 12.7 (AWS cloud). In addition to that current Siteminder 12.52 has Oracle DB as Policy Store. Customer wants to replace Oracle DB with CA Directory as policy store when moving into 12.7. I just want to check what would be my high level steps for this migration. Is there anything I need to specifically plan or be careful about?


So there are 2 tasks here.

  1. Upgrade from 12.52 On Premise to 12.7 (deployed on private AWS cloud). 
  2. Move Policy Store from Oracle DB to CA Directory


I am wondering if I should first upgrade Siteminder or should I first replace Policy store? Or the sequence doesn't matter?


As I understand, I can export policy objects from existing Siteminder admin console (in form of XML) and then import the same XML into new Siteminder instance. Is there anything else I should be worried about? Do we have any tech document which talks about migrating Policy store from DB to LDAP?


Thanks a lot for your time.

Nitin Nigam