Category Archives for OID

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Where are OID ports configured (In xml file under ORACLE_INSTANCE or in OID Database) ? Can you keep ORACLE_HOME (for IAM) outside Middleware Home (MW_HOME) ? What is Relative Distinguished Name (RDN) of entry with Distinguished Name (DN) “uid=jbloggs, cn=Users,dc=mydomain,dc=com” ?  For some of interesting QUIZ like above and chance to win monthly prize, LikeUs on […]

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Backing up and restoring a small directory : OID 11g

Hi All, This is one of the most common activity that every IDM assignment might consist of, backing up and restoring LDAP. In this post I would like to provide an insight about backing up and restoring details for Oracle Internet Directory 11g. Essentially what you need to take backup is : Users and group […]

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OIM EBS User Management : eBusiness UM Lookup Definition Reconciliation failed with Invalid Schedule Task Parameter

This post is from our demo environment to configure Segregation of Duties (SoD) in Oracle eBusiness Suite (R12) using GRC/OAACG/OIM. Contact Us if you are interested in demo of GRC/OAACG/OIM/EBS integration for SoD. I discussed about Oracle EBS (R12/11i) integration with Oracle Identity Manager(OIM) here, and two type of connectors available for EBS integration are a) EBS UM Connector : User Management to provisioning Accounts in EBS […]

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Creating Users in Oracle Internet Directory (OID)

This post covers creating users in OID using ODSM, this OID user will be used as admin user for OAM-OID integration in our Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11gR2 Admin Training (training starts on 3rd May and fee is 699 USD). For part I of OID/OVD installation click here and for part II click here . In this exercise, we use Oracle Directory […]

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What Hashing Algorithm OID uses to store user Password : SSHA or MD5

User’s password is stored in attribute userPassword and for security reasons value in password userPassword is hashed using SSHA (Salted Secure Hashing Algorithm) Algorithm . More on SHA here and Salt here Here are key points related to password in OID 1. User’s Password in OID are stored in attribute userPassword 2. User’s password can be […]

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How to debug OID : LDAP Error code 50 – Insufficient Access Rights

I recently configured access control in OID to grant READ/WRITE access on one of the OU in OID to a group. This post cover steps to debug Access Control issues (READ/DELETE/MODIFY) in OID. If you encounter “Insufficient Access Rights” in OID then enable Debug in OID (Set orcldebugflag to 8192 and orcldebugop to 8 to OID […]

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Integrate OES 11gR2 with LDAP (OID) Server for OES Policy Administration Console (/apm) login

When you install Oracle Entitlement Server (OES) and login to OES Policy Administration Console (http://WebLogicAdminHost:AdminPort/apm), you use user weblogic created during OES domain configuration. OES by default uses WebLogic’s Servers embedded LDAP Server to login to OES Administration Console (/apm). This post covers steps to integrate OES with external LDAP server (OID) so that user […]

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How to backup Oracle Internet Directory (OID) 11g – Data : Full / Partial

Oracle Internet Directory (OID) is LDAP Server from Oracle that stores LDAP data (user’s, groups, permission etc) in Oracle Database (under ODS schema). OID consists of two parts LDAP Data: stored in ODS schema in Oracle database LDAP binaries , executable and logs : stored in OID ORACLE_HOME (different from database ORACLE_HOME) and ORACLE_INSTANCE (OID 11g) […]

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BulkModify ldap tool usage: OID 11g

Hi All, This post will give an insight about bulkmodify ldap tool. Bulk Modify ldap tool is used to modify large number of ldap entries in an efficient manner. Bulk Modify tool supports: Sub-tree based modification Single attribute filter such as objectclass=* Addition or replacing attribute values The bulkmodify tool performs schema checking on the […]

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OID 11g LDAP based Multi Master replication : Configuration Entries you must know

I discussed about OID multi-master replication (LDAP based) in OID 11g here , In this post I am going to answer some of the question about OID replication that an OID administrator must know Where is OID replication configuration stored in DIT (Directory Information Tree) ? What user two OID nodes (part of replication group) uses […]

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