Saturday Feb 04, 2012

Setting up Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service as a Weblogic Authentication Provider

There may be many reasons why it might be beneficial or necessary to configure a separate LDAP for your BPM/SOA suite implementation. Corporate LDAPs are often huge, slow, ill maintained, restricted to change and even full of circular references.   

One of my customers were setting up their environments for current latest version of Oracle BPM 11g. One of the steps was to configure a directory to handle both authentication and user groups. The chosen LDAP of choice was a poor sister of Active Directory called LDS. I say poor because it is not exactly the same and the AD weblogic providers are designed to work with the elder brother. Therefore the standard procedure of setting up a AD provider just didn't work with LDS, because of some missing attributes in LDS. But I made it work anyway. This is how I did it.

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Christopher is a Principal Solutions Architect in the FMW Architects team aka the A-Team.
The A-Team is the central, technical, outbound team as part of the FMW Development organization working with Oracle's largest and most important customers.




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