Occasionally, it is necessary to make changes to OAM 11g configuration by directly updating the oam-config,xml file, rather than using the OAM console. In this post, we describe the correct way to make changes to this file. This post is part of a larger series on Oracle Access Manager 11g called Oracle Access Manager Academy. An index to the entire series with links to each of the separate posts is available.
Correctly making durable edits to oam-config,xml involves the following steps, which must always be followed exactly.
The location of the version number that needs to be incremented is highlighted in the following snippet from the oam-config.xml file. The version number will occur near the top of the file.
<Setting xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" Name="NGAMConfiguration" Type="htf:map"> ... <Setting Name="Version" Type="xsd:integer">175</Setting> ... </Setting>
In our case, we would need to increment the number from "175" to "176" prior to saving oam-config.xml.