In Today’s Post I am going to cover overview OID to other LDAP Server Integration. Other LDAP Server can be Oracle’s Internet Directory or Sun’s iPlanet or Microsoft Active Directory (These are standard directory Servers but you can integrate OID with other third party LDAP servers as well)
Two way / One way Integration
You can integrate to synch changes one way only i..e. from Other ldap server OID or both way i.e. OID to other ldap server & vice-versa. (For Two way Integration you should have access to Update other LDAP Server)
Various OID Server Instances
Under OID there three services
– OIDLDAPD Server which is used for normal directory processing
– OIDREPLD Replication Server (To replicate entire OID to other OID server)
– ODISRV Directory Integration & Provision Server (This is the server/services used to integrate OID Users/Groups/objects with third party LDAP Servers)
By default OIDLDAPD & ODISRV Instances are started as you start OID using OPMN but you still need to start one more Instance of ODISRV for Integrating OID with other LDAP Servers
ODISRV is by default Up why I need additional ODISRV Server ?
Default ODISRV is used by Provisioning Services i.e. to povision users & groups from OID to Oracle Applications i.e. Portal/Workflow/Discoverer… So for Integrating OID with third party ldap server including OID we need another Instance of ODISRV.
How to start ODISRV & check related logs ?
You can start additional ODISRV instance using OIDCTL command
oidctl connect=[tns_alias] host=[oid_hostname] server=odisrv instance=2 configset=0 start
to stop it use
oidctl connect=[tns_alias] host=[oid_hostname] server=odisrv instance=2 stop
Logs related to above odisrv process will be in $ORACLE_HOME/ldap/log/odisrv0X.log where X is instance name.
Other log files will be at $ORACLE_HOME/ldap/odi/log/[profile_name].aud & [profile_name].trc
For Other things on OID to OID or other LDAP server Integration (iPlanet/AD) and significance of audit & trace log files mentioned above including Synchronization Profiles in OID..
Coming Soon ……
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