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Bundle Patch OUD 12.2.1.3.180626 Released

The OUD Bundle Patch 12.2.1.3.180626 (28245820) was released stand-alone and as part of Oracle Identity Management Suite BP Patch 12.2.1.3.180717 (28116785). Please note that Oracle Identity Management Suite BP Patch 12.2.1.3.180717 (28116785) includes patches for the following components: OIM 12.2.1.3.180713 OAM 12.2.1.3.180713 OUD 12.2.1.3.180626 Also note that starting from this Patch with OUD 12c version includes the build date instead of release date. They are available...

Friday, July 27, 2018 | General | Read More

Bundle Patch OUD 11.1.2.3.180717 Released

The OUD Bundle Patch 11.1.2.3.180717 (27925359) just got released stand-alone or as part of Oracle Identity Management Suite BP patch 11.1.2.3.180717 (28116779) . They are available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). As always, customers are strongly encouraged to install latest Bundle Patches. Keep in mind that OUD12cPS3 is available since September 2017, see Post here. If you are upgrading from a previous patch set to PS3 this patch must be applied...

Friday, July 27, 2018 | General | Read More

Bundle Patch for OUD 12.2.1.3.180322 Released

The OUD Bundle Patch 12.2.1.3.180322 (27742743) just got released stand-alone and as part of Oracle Identity Management Suite BP patch 12.2.1.3.180116 (27704994) . They are available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). As always, customers are strongly encouraged to install latest Bundle Patches. Keep in mind that OUD12cPS3 was released in September 2017, see Post here. It is recommended you review: Known Issues for Oracle Unified Directory (OUD)...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | OUD | Read More

Bundle Patch for OUD 11.1.2.3.180116 Released

The OUD Bundle Patch 11.1.2.3.180116 (26540481) just got released stand-alone or as part of Oracle Identity Management Suite BP patch 11.1.2.3.180116 (27157925) . They are available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). As always, customers are strongly encouraged to install latest Bundle Patches. Keep in mind that OUD12cPS3 was released in September 2017, see Post here. If you are upgrading from a previous patch set to PS3 this patch must be applied...

Saturday, January 20, 2018 | OUD | Read More

Integrating Oracle Unified Directory 12c with Oracle Enterprise User Security

The IDM User Assistance team is pleased to announce the availability of "Integrating Oracle Unified Directory 12c with Oracle Enterprise User Security" tutorial/Oracle By Example (OBE) series through Oracle Learning Library. These OBEs are available for customers and partners as well as for Oracle employees. In this series you will learn how to integrate Oracle Unified Directory (OUD) 12c  with Oracle Enterprise User Security (EUS).Enterprise User Security is an important...

Monday, November 20, 2017 | OUD | Read More

Bundle Patch ODSEE 11.1.1.7.171017 Released

The ODSEE Bundle Patch 11.1.1.7.171018 (26724938) just got released. It is available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). As always, customers are strongly encouraged to install latest Bundle Patches. Please check README file as part of the ODSEE Bundle Patch itself. For more details on this Bundle Patch please check under My Oracle Support KM Doc ID 2318075.1 If you experience difficulties to download this Bundle Patch, please open a Service Request...

Monday, October 23, 2017 | DSEE | Read More

Oracle Unified Directory 12c PS3 Released !

Oracle Unified Directory 12c PS3 (12.2.1.3.0) was released on August 31st. Oracle Unified Directory is an all-in-one directory solution with storage, proxy, synchronization and virtualization capabilities.While unifying the approach, it provides all the services required for high-performance enterprise and carrier-grade environments.Oracle Unified Directory ensures scalability to billions of entries. It is designed for ease of installation, elastic deployments, enterprise...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | OUD | Read More

Bundle Patch for OUD 11.1.2.3.170718 Released

The OUD Bundle Patch 11.1.2.3.170718 (25840309) just got released stand-alone or as part of Oracle Identity Management Suite BP patch 11.1.2.3.170718 (26040260) . They are available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). As always, customers are strongly encouraged to install latest Bundle Patches. If you are upgrading from a previous patch set to PS3 this patch must be applied before using ds-start --upgrade. Installing over the OUD October Bundle Patch...

Friday, July 21, 2017 | OUD | Read More

Bundle Patch ODSEE 11.1.1.7.170718 Released

The ODSEE Bundle Patch 11.1.1.7.170718 (26335615) just got released. It is available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). As always, customers are strongly encouraged to install latest Bundle Patches Please check README file as part of the ODSEE Bundle Patch itself. For more details on this Bundle Patch please check under My Oracle Support KM Doc ID 2287382.1 If you experience difficulties to download this Bundle Patch, please open a Service Request to...

Friday, July 21, 2017 | DSEE | Read More

Bundle Patch for OUD 11.1.2.3.170418 Released

The OUD Bundle Patch 11.1.2.3.170418 (25383162) just got released stand-alone or as part of Oracle Identity Management Suite BP patch 11.1.2.3.170418 (25654150) . They are available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). Customers are strongly encouraged to install latest Bundle Patches. If you are upgrading from a previous patch set to PS3 this patch must be applied before using ds-start --upgrade. Installing over the OUD October Bundle Patch...

Friday, April 21, 2017 | OUD | Read More

Bundle Patch ODSEE 11.1.1.7.170418 Released

The ODSEE Bundle Patch 11.1.1.7.170418 (25422989) just got released. It is available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). Customers are strongly encouraged to install latest Bundle Patches Please check README file as part of the  ODSEE Bundle Patch  itself. For more details on this Bundle Patch please check under My oracle Support KM Doc ID 2257345.1 If you experience difficulties to download this Bundle Patch, please open a Service Request to get...

Friday, April 21, 2017 | DSEE | Read More

New blog platform soon !

We’re moving to a new platform in the next few days. Do not expect significant changes, however comments posted from now till migration will not be migrated.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | General | Read More

Bundle Patch for OUD 11.1.2.3.170117 Released

Indeed this new BP was not far...The OUD Bundle Patch 11.1.2.3.170117 (24945523) just got released as part of Oracle Identity Management Suite BP patch 11.1.2.3.170117 (25038775) . It is available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). Customers are strongly encouraged to install latest Bundle Patches. If you are upgrading from a previous patch set to PS3 this patch must be applied before using ds-start --upgrade. It is recommended you review: Known...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | OUD | Read More

Bundle Patch for OUD 11.1.2.3.161018 Released

Happy New Year 2017! I have not blogged about latest Bundle Patch for OUD, so fixing this as the January Bundle Patch is around the corner. The OUD Bundle Patch 11.1.2.3.161018 (24332597) was released in October as part of Oracle Identity Management Suite BP patch 11.1.2.3.161018 (24326201) . It is available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). Customers are strongly encouraged to install latest Bundle Patches. If you are upgrading from a previous patch...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | OUD | Read More

Bundle Patch for OUD 11.1.2.3.160719 Released

The OUD Bundle Patch 11.1.2.3.160719 (23069824) was released in July as part of Oracle Identity Management Suite BP patch 11.1.2.3.160719 (23261479) . It is available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). Note that, effective November 2015, the version numbering format has changed. The new format replaces the numeric fifth digit of the bundle version with a release date in the form "YYMMDD". Customers are strongly encouraged to install latest...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 | OUD | Read More

Bundle Patch ODSEE 11.1.1.7.160719 Released

The ODSEE Bundle Patch 11.1.1.7.160719 (24343108) was released in July. It is available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). Customers are strongly encouraged to install latest Bundle Patches Please check README file as part of the  ODSEE Bundle Patch  itself. For more details on this Bundle Patch please check under My oracle Support KM Doc ID 2028884.1 If you experience difficulties to download this Bundle Patch, please open a Service Request to get...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 | DSEE | Read More

Bundle Patch for OUD 11.1.2.3.160419 Released

The OUD Bundle Patch 11.1.2.3.160419 (22579855) was just released as part of Oracle Identity Management Suite BP patch 11.1.2.3.160419 (22675286) . It is available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). Note that, effective November 2015, the version numbering format has changed. The new format replaces the numeric fifth digit of the bundle version with a release date in the form "YYMMDD". Customers are strongly encouraged to install latest...

Friday, April 22, 2016 | OUD | Read More

Support Extensions for Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition

Need more time to transition to Oracle Unified Directory ? Beside infinite Sustaining Support, Premier and Extended Support time lines for Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition (ODSEE) just get extended to accommodate needs. Please check updated life time support document here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | DSEE | Read More

Where is Bundle Patch for ODSEE 11.1.1.7.3

The ODSEE Bundle Patch 11.1.1.7.3 (20874613)  was released on Bastille day 7/14/15, while celebrating, I forgot to have it mentioned here. It is available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS) since July 2015. Customers are strongly encouraged to install latest Bundle Patches Please check README file as part of the  ODSEE Bundle Patch  itself. For more details on this Bundle Patch please check under My oracle Support KM Doc ID 2028884.1 If you experience...

Monday, February 8, 2016 | DSEE | Read More

Bundle Patch for OUD 11.1.2.2.3 Released

The 3rd Bundle Patch for OUD 11gR2PS2 (11.1.2.2.3) was just released as part of Oracle Identity Management Suite BP patch 11.1.2.2.8 (22085294) . It is available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). If you did not get a chance to upgrade to OUD 11gR2PS3 and are still using OUD 11gR2PS2 your are - as always - strongly encouraged to install this latest Bundle Patch. Note that the most up to date version for OUD (as of today) is 11.1.2.3.1 see here and he...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | OUD | Read More

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c and Plug-in for OUD released

First of all, Happy New Year ! One of the hot topic today for directory - as a critical component of the infrastructure - is being able to monitor its availability. Can you prove your directory service SLA, if an application user complains? With Enterprise Manager Cloud Control you can address those points and much more: access to hundreds of key directory metrics, perform monitoring, raise alerts based on thresholds, get out-of-box reports and much more. Refer to some of our...

Friday, January 8, 2016 | OUD | Read More

Oracle Unified Directory 11.1.2.3 Certified with EBS 12.2

Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2 Patchset 3 (11.1.2.3) is now certified with E-Business Suite 12.2.  Oracle Unified Directory can be used when enabling single sign-on capabilities for the E-Business Suite via Oracle Access Manager 11gR2. This certification also includes the synchronization component Directory Integration Platform 11gR1 Patch Set 7 (11.1.1.9), which is used to synchronize users between OUD and the E-Business Suite.   See: Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite...

Friday, December 11, 2015 | DSEE | Read More

Thanks for attending Oracle Open World 2015

Was a pleasure to share and exchange on Directory projects with all our customers and friends who could make it to this Oracle Open World 2014 edition. We had great following venues: - Booth showcasing  "Directory Services: Scalable and Performant for your Enterprise, the Cloud and Mobile" - Booth showcasing  "Oracle Governance, Access and Directory Managed with Oracle Enterprise Manager" Session "Modernize Your Directory Architecture with Consolidation and Virtualization"As...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 | General | Read More

Bundle Patch for OUD 11.1.2.3.1 Released

The OUD Bundle Patch 11.1.2.3.1 (21370155) was just released as part of Oracle Identity Management Suite BP patch 11.1.2.3.2 (21698880) . It is available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). Customers are strongly encouraged to install latest Bundle Patches. If you are upgrading from a previous patch set to PS3 this patch must be applied before using ds-start --upgrade. Please check README file as part of the OUD Bundle Patch  itself. For more details on...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | OUD | Read More

Directory Services @ Oracle Open World 2015

Planing to attend Oracle Open World next week? Meet with the Directory Services Team. Stop by our booths:  "Directory Services: Scalable and Performant for your Enterprise, the Cloud and Mobile" - Moscone South, Lower Left - SLM-012 Showcasing Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2PS3 and easy transition from Sun DSEE to OUD, the benefits of using OUD over DSEE, the added value gained through DB/Unix/Linux user account consolidation,  Virtualdirectory capabilities and how to synchronize...

Friday, October 16, 2015 | OUD | Read More

Downloading Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2PS3 ?

With recent update to Oracle Software Delivery Cloud, method to locate Oracle Unified Directory zip download changed. Please go to Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Sign-in Filter by Programs,  search for "Oracle Directory Services Plus", select required platform. Go for Oracle Directory Services Plus 11.1.2.1.0, then in pull down menu, locate Oracle Unified Directory 11.1.2.3.0 close from end of the list. If upgrading from previous release, make sure you checked My Oracle Support...

Friday, October 16, 2015 | OUD | Read More

Bundle Patch for OUD 11.1.2.2.2 Released

As we are getting asked multiple times ... The OUD Bundle Patch 11.1.2.2.2 (20533052) was released on April 14th. It is available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). Customers are strongly encouraged to install latest Bundle Patches. Also note that the most up to date version for OUD (as of today) is 11.1.2.3.0 see here. Please check README file as part of the  OUD Bundle Patch  itself. For more details on this Bundle Patch please check under Myoracle...

Monday, October 5, 2015 | OUD | Read More

Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2PS3 Just Released !

We have released Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2PS3 (11.1.2.3). Oracle Unified Directory is an all-in-one directory solution with storage, proxy, synchronization and virtualization capabilities. While unifying the approach, it provides all the services required for high-performance enterprise and carrier-grade environments.Oracle Unified Directory ensures scalability to billions of entries. It is designed for ease ofinstallation, elastic deployments, enterprise...

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | OUD | Read More

Willing to extend OUD functionalities?

While OUD provides a very rich set of features for directory services, you might have a specific requirement that OUD cannot address straight out of the box. Plug-in API is designed to enrich the service to address those needs. General concepts are explained in Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer’s Guide for Oracle Unified Directory, while reference documentation for the Plugin API is available in Oracle Unified Directory reference manual. Examples source code for plugins were...

Friday, May 1, 2015 | OUD | Read More

Bundle Patch for ODSEE 11.1.1.7.2 Released

The ODSEE Bundle Patch 11.1.1.7.2 (19765280)  was just released. It is now available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). Customers are strongly encouraged to install latest Bundle Patches Please check README file as part of the  ODSEE Bundle Patch  itself. For more details on this Bundle Patch please check under My oracle Support KM Doc ID 1962875.1 If you experience difficulties to download this Bundle Patch, please open a Service Request to get...

Friday, January 23, 2015 | DSEE | Read More

Happy New Year !

As we start 2015... Happy New Year and Best Wishes. We wish that you will get into expending and interesting directory projects. From our side, you might expect new exciting features, deployments, use cases and capabilities. In the mean time, I would like to point to Sylvain's blog - if you don't know it already -. It is an excellent source of information on many various topics such as deployments with Oracle Enterprise User Security, proxying to AD, performing data...

Monday, January 12, 2015 | General | Read More

Thanks for attending Oracle Open World 2014

Was a pleasure to share and exchange on Directory projects with all our customers and friends who could make it to this Oracle Open World 2014 edition. We had great following venues: Booth showcasing  "Directory Services: Modernized, Highly Performant and Scalable" Session Oracle Unified Directory, The Age of Mega Volume - Oracle's Next Generation Directory and Future Strategy Other Identity sessions and gathering events As always, we enjoyed to discuss your experience, evolutions...

Friday, October 10, 2014 | DSEE | Read More

Directory Services @ Oracle Open World 2014

While you get ready to attend Oracle Open World in San Francisco next week, make sure you meet with the Directory Team. - Stop by our booth  "Directory Services: Modernized, Highly Performant and Scalable" - Moscone South, Left - SLM-124 Our demo will showcase how easy it is to transition from Sun DSEE to OUD, the benefits of using OUD over DSEE, the added value gained through DB/Unix/Linux user account consolidation, and new Virtual directory capabilities. - Register to attend our...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | General | Read More

Bundle Patch for OUD 11.1.2.2.1 Released !

The OUD Bundle Patch 11.1.2.2.1 (18662903)  was just released. It is now available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). Customers are strongly encouraged to install latest Bundle Patches Please check README file as part of the  OUD Bundle Patch  itself. For more details on this Bundle Patch please check under My oracle Support KM Doc ID 1905631.1 If you experience difficulties to download this Bundle Patch, please open a Service Request to get further...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | OUD | Read More

Transition project from Sun DSEE 6 to OUD

Interesting post from Sylvain Duloutre on sharing experience in a deployment transition from DSEE 6 to OUD. Check out his blog entry here.

Friday, March 7, 2014 | OUD | Read More

Oracle Forum extended to cover OUD

We have extended the original Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition ODSEE / Sun DSEE to also cover Oracle Unified Directory. Feel free to join the community here.

Friday, February 28, 2014 | OUD | Read More

Oracle Unified Directory certified with CA SiteMinder

Recently noticed that Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2 was certified as Policy and User Stores for SiteMinder 12.52. This is documented in CA SiteMinder 12.52 Product Support Matrix on CA's web site (you might require an account).

Monday, February 24, 2014 | OUD | Read More

Oracle Directory Services used by Peugeot Citröen

Interesting customer story that explain how they are using our directory services for over a decade and a half ! Good example of trustful relationship. Read the entire story from here.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | DSEE | Read More

Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c for Oracle Unified Directory available !

We just released the OUD Plug-in so that you can now also monitor OUD 11.1.2.1 and 11.1..2.2 with Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Monitor OUD live and get access to historical data:Monitor availability of Directory Service instances Provide performance monitoring of hundreds of directory metrics Raise alerts based on thresholds set on monitoring data Provide rich out-of-box reports Now the Plug-in for Oracle Unified Directory extendsOracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control...

Friday, January 31, 2014 | OUD | Read More

Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2PS2 Released !

We have released Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2PS2 (11.1.2.2). Oracle Unified Directory is an all-in-one directory solution with storage, proxy, synchronization and virtualization capabilities. While unifying the approach, it provides all the services required for high-performance enterprise and carrier-grade environments. Oracle Unified Directory ensures scalability to billions of entries, ease of installation, elastic deployments, enterprisemanageability and effective...

Monday, January 27, 2014 | OUD | Read More

Best Wishes for 2014

Happy New Year ! With plenty of interesting directory projects, updates and consolidations. And of course more and more applications leveraging your directory infrastructure. Visit our Oracle Unified Directory page for product details. Best wishes from the Directory Team.

Friday, January 3, 2014 | General | Read More

Want to Centraly Manage Oracle DB ?

Tired as a DBA to have to manage separate users in multiple Oracle DBs over and over? Tired as a user to have multiple login names and password to remember? Tired to have no self-service solution to reset password? Tired to face complex auditing questions to find out which user has which privilege? Concerned that if you want to remove access to a user you might miss removing for some database? Concerned that you passwords would not meet the policy that you have globally defined? Loo...

Friday, December 6, 2013 | Whitepapers | Read More

Thanks for attending Oracle Open World 2013

Big "Thanks" to all our customers and especially to our directory friends who visited and met us at the Oracle Open World  at: Our booth showcasing  "Oracle Unified Directory: Optimized for Performance, Cloud Ready" Our session on Oracle Unified Directory Our customer session "200M: Real Word Large Scale Access and Directory Deployment at Verizon" Our other Identity sessions and gathering events As always, we enjoyed to discuss your evolutions and expansions plans. Again, thanks...

Monday, September 30, 2013 | General | Read More

Directory Services at Oracle Open World 2013

Register today and meet the Directory Team! Beside our booth, take a look at the speaking schedule below. Monday September 23, 2013 TIME TITLE LOCATION 10:45 am – 11:45 am CON8808: Oracle Identity Management: Enabling Business Growth in the New Economy Amit Jasuja Senior VP, Identity Management and Security, Oracle Moscone West, Room 2018 12:15 am – 1:15 pm CON8833: Access at Scale for 100's of millions of users Venu Shastri, Senior Principal Product Manager, OracleSelvendran Neelamegam,...

Friday, August 23, 2013 | General | Read More

Updated OUD Monitoring Plugin for Enterprise Manager Grid Control

We just released an updated version for the plugin so that you can now also monitor OUD 11.1.2.1.0 with Enterprise Manager Grid Control. Monitor OUD live and get access to historical data:Monitor availability of Directory Service instances Provide performance monitoring of hundreds of directory metrics Raise alerts based on thresholds set on monitoring data Provide rich out-of-box reports Now the System Monitoring Plug-In for Oracle Unified Directory extendsOracle Enterprise...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 | Release Info | Read More

Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2PS1 Released !

We have released Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2PS1 (11.1.2.1). Oracle Unified Directory is an all-in-one directory solution with storage, proxy, synchronization and virtualization capabilities. While unifying the approach, it provides all the services required for high-performance enterprise and carrier-grade environments. Oracle Unified Directory ensures scalability to billions of entries, ease of installation, elastic deployments, enterprisemanageability and effective...

Friday, April 12, 2013 | OUD | Read More

2013 Call for Proposals Open for Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco

This year, Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco runs from September 22 – 26. As customer or partner you are invited to contribute your best ideas for this conference through the Call for Proposals, open from March 13 through April 12, 2013. If you deployed a solution that leverages one of our directory products, let's share your experience with the others. Don’t miss this opportunity! All proposals must be submitted by the end of the day on April 12. Here is the submission link for...

Friday, March 15, 2013 | General | Read More

ODSEE 11gR1 PS2 Released: Download and update today !

We released Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition 11gR1PS2 today ! ODSEE 11g Release 1 Patch Set 2 (11.1.1.7.0) allows companies to grow faster and easier. The significant improvement in performance over previous Sun DSEE 5.2 and 6.x releases allows companies to accelerate their applications while reducing their total cost of ownership. Companies can also reduce cost through improved serviceability and manageability with increased performances and smooth in-placeupgrade...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | Release Info | Read More

Live Twitter Chat on Mobile IDM - Get Heard!

You are invited! If you have something to say on Mobile Security and Identity Management, if you have questions on the security requirements to support mobile, if you have experience with mobile security, if you have been following the developments (the debates and discussions) on this topic, you are invited to participate in the live twitter conversation on Mobile Identity Management. Amit Jasuja, the Senior Vice President at Oracle will kick-off the discussion on @OracleIDM ...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | General | Read More

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition 11gR1 certified with SAP NetWeaver AS

Glad to report that Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition 11gR1 is now SAP Certified with SAP NetWeaver AS for its Directory Interface for User Management via LDAP (BD-LDAP-USR). Please visit this link for more details.

Friday, January 4, 2013 | DSEE | Read More

Happy New Year 2013

Best Wishes for 2013 with lot of new Identity, Access Management and Directory projects.  Visit our web sites to learn more on our directories:  -->  Oracle Directory Services Plus  -->   Oracle Unified Directory / Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition / Oracle Virtual Directory / Oracle Internet Directory  Find out My Oracle Support Communities here.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 | General | Read More

Synchronizing ODSEE and OUD

When it comes to synchronizing between Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition (ODSEE) and Oracle Unified Directory (OUD), what options are available and can be exercised? Several options are available. You can use: The OUD internal capability called the Replication Gateway. The synchronization tool, called the Directory Integration Platform, which is a part of Oracle Directory Services Plus. The manual export and import method. Now, let's evaluate the pros and cons of each...

Thursday, January 3, 2013 | DSEE | Read More

Podcast on Oracle Optimized Solution for OUD

Nick Kloski, Principal Infrastructure Solutions Manager for the Optimized Solution Group at Oracle, covers New Optimized System configuration for Unified Directory in a Podcast.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | OUD | Read More

Thanks for Stopping by at Oracle Open World

We would like to take the opportunity to say a big "Thanks" to all our clients and especially to our directory friends who visited and met us at the Oracle Open World  at: One of OUD booths: Next Generation Directory in the Middleware demo-ground Optimized Solution for Oracle Unified Directory in the Hardware demo-ground Our well attended session on Next Generation Directory: Oracle Unified Directory Our other gathering events It was a prerogative to discuss your directory usage,...

Thursday, October 11, 2012 | General | Read More

Next Generation Directory @ Oracle Open World

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 is bigger, better, and more educational than ever before, and identity management activities are no exception. For all identity related activities check this entry, or this handy PDF. Do you focus more specifically on directory?Come and meet with the directory team at: Our session: Next Generation Directory: Oracle Unified Directory / session #CON946 / Tuesday Oct 2 5:00 pm / Moscone West L3, Room 3008 Our demo pod: Oracle Directory Services Plus:...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | General | Read More

Webcast: Sun2Oracle: Upgrading from DSEE to the next generation Oracle Unified Directory

Interested in upgrading from DSEE to OUD? Register to learn from one customer. Oracle Security Solutions Sun2Oracle: Upgrading from DSEE to the next generation Oracle Unified Directory Oracle Unified Directory (OUD) is the world’s first unified directory solution with highly integrated storage, synchronization, and proxy capabilities. These capabilities help meet the evolving needs of enterprise architectures. OUD customers can lower the cost of administration and ownership bymaint...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 | OUD | Read More

Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2 Released !

We have released Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2. Oracle Unified Directory is an all-in-one directory solution with storage, proxy, synchronization and virtualization capabilities. While unifying the approach, it provides all the services required for high-performance enterprise and carrier-grade environments. Oracle Unified Directory ensures scalability to billions of entries, ease of installation, elastic deployments, enterprise manageability and effective monitoring.New...

Thursday, August 16, 2012 | OUD | Read More

First Bundle Patch for ODSEE 11.1.1.5.0 Released!

The ODSEE Bundle Patch 11.1.1.5.1 was just released, and patches version 11.1.1.5.0 DS and DPS components. It is now available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS). This Bundle Patch is being provided also for existing Sun DSEE 7 and ODSEE 11.1.1.3.0 deployments that are first upgraded to ODSEE 11.1.1.5.0. Customers are strongly encouraged to install the ODSEE Bundle Patch 11.1.1.5.1. The ODSEE Bundle Patch 11.1.1.5.1 release notes are available within...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | DSEE | Read More

Launch Webcast: Introducing Oracle Identity Management 11gR2

Take the Next Big Step in Identity Management Please join Oracle and customer executives for the launch of Oracle Identity Management 11g R2, the breakthrough technology that dramatically expands the reach of identity management to cloud and mobile environments. Until now, businesses have been forced to piece together different kinds of technology to get comprehensive identity protection. The latest release of Oracle Identity Management 11g changes all that. Only Oracle...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | General | Read More

DB Enterprise User Security Integration With Directory Services

Gain a better understanding of how to integrate Enterprise User Security (EUS) with various Directories by attending this 1 hour Advisor Webcast!  When: July 11, 2012 at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET / 08:00 am Pacific / 9:00 am Mountain / 11:00 am Eastern Enterprise User Security (EUS) is a DB feature to externalize, and centrally manage DB users in a directory server. The webcast will briefly introduce EUS, followed by a detailed discussion about thevarious directory options that...

Monday, June 25, 2012 | General | Read More

Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle Unified Directory

The Oracle Optimized Solutions team, in partnership with the Oracle Directory team, is proud to announce a new solution that will benefit to many directory services deployments. This solution leveraging both hardware and software provides the following: 3 to 1 reduction in directory servers at 3x the performance 1/3 the licensing cost with 22% less space Deployment time reduced by 5x Eliminates the need for hardware load balancer For more information please go here and here.

Thursday, May 3, 2012 | OUD | Read More

Oracle leadership in recently published Gartner Magic Quadrant reports

Oracle Named a Leader in both User Provisioning and Identity and Access Governance. Find more details here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 | General | Read More

Get trained on new Oracle Unified Directory

Oracle University is scheduling its first set of classe "Oracle Unified Directory 11g: Services Deployment Essentials Ed 1 - D73770GC10" 3/12-13 in Reston, VA - USA 3/26-27 in Vilvoorde, Belgium Course Description Oracle Unified Directory 11g provides all the services required for high-performance enterprise and carrier-grade environments. Oracle Unified Directory (OUD) 11g ensures scalability to billions of entries, ease of installation, elastic deployments, enterprisemanageabil...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 | OUD | Read More

Podcast on OUD

     Please check Podcast recorded on Oracle Unified Directory !

Monday, January 23, 2012 | OUD | Read More

First Bundle Patch for DSEE 6.3.1

Following the Oracle support model, Bundle Patch for DSEE 6.3.1 (v. 6.3.1.1) was just released and is available for our customers under My Oracle Support (MOS). This Bundle Patch is consolidating more than 200 fixes already provided as independent fixes for Directory Server, Directory Proxy Server and Directory Service Control Center. Please check documentation here. Access to this bundle patch is available here. If you are running a DSEE 6.x instance, we advise you to...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 | DSEE | Read More

Monitor your OUD Directory Services

Taking care of your Directory Service? Monitor it live and get access to historical data: Monitor availability of Directory Service instances Provide performance monitoring of hundreds of directory metrics Raise alerts based on thresholds set on monitoring data. Provide rich out-of-box reports Beside monitoring Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition, now the System Monitoring Plug-In for Oracle Unified Directory extends Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control to addsupport for...

Monday, October 17, 2011 | Release Info | Read More

Cool IDM videos :-)

By popular demand, here are the links on IDM videos that we released at Oracle OpenWorld... Forgot Your Password? Don’t Slap Yourself! Got Audit Eye? Operant Conditioning 101  Enjoy :-)

Monday, October 17, 2011 | General | Read More

OUD at Oracle Open World! See you there.

Great excitement at Oracle Open World this year! We will demonstrate Oracle Unified Directory in booth #SR-270, Moscone South, Right. We will also host the session "Directory Server Innovation: From the Enterprise to the Cloud" - ID 14914 See you there. By attending Oracle OpenWorld you will Participate in sessions and hands-on workshops led by the world's foremost IT experts Find out firsthand how to streamline upgrades and deployments Dig deep into application deployment, scaling,...

Monday, September 5, 2011 | General | Read More

Saving $$ with an IAM platform over point solution?

Those two Webcasts will take place soon and discuss why it makes sense to make usage of an Oracle  IAM platform solution instead of individual point products from different vendors. You could register for those from here.

Friday, September 2, 2011 | General | Read More

Oracle Unified Directory Webcast Q&A Results Posted

We have posted the answers to the questions from the Q&A from the OUD introduction webcast.

Thursday, September 1, 2011 | General | Read More

Oracle Unified Directory 11gR1 Released !

We have released Oracle Unified Directory. This next generation directory service defines a new category in the directory server market. Oracle Unified Directory is an all-in-one directory solution with storage, proxy, synchronization and virtualization capabilities. While unifying the approach, it provides all the services required for high-performance Enterprise and carrier-grade environments. Oracle Unified Directory ensures scalability to billionsof entries, ease of...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | Release Info | Read More

Introducing Oracle Unified Directory 11g

=> July 21, 2011 at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET / 19:00 CET Enterprises face many choices for managing identity data: to virtualize or not to virtualize, to synchronize data or store data. The choice of directory server means choosing between multiple vendors and compromising between features and performance. Oracle Unified Directory 11g defines a new category in the directory server market. Join us for this launch webcast to learn how Oracle Unified Directory 11g provides...

Friday, July 15, 2011 | General | Read More

ODSEE 11gR1 Patch Set 1 Released: Download and update today!

First Patch Set for Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition 11gR1 just released! ODSEE 11g Release 1 Patch Set 1 (11.1.1.5.0) allows companies to grow faster and easier. The significant improvement in performance over previous Sun DSEE 5.2 and 6.x releases allows companies to accelerate their applications while reducing their total cost ofownership. Companies can also reduce cost through improved serviceability with faster import/export times and smooth, in-place upgrade...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 | Release Info | Read More

Update your bookmarks !

You might have noticed that we moved to .oracle.com, so please update your bookmarks for this blog and use blogs.oracle.com/directoryservices  for future references.

Friday, June 10, 2011 | General | Read More

Do You Have The Right Directory Services for Cloud Computing ?

Webcast by Mark Wilcox Cloud computing is driving many organizations to rethink their identity architecture. Computing in either private or hybrid clouds requires a strong identity foundation that can virtualize identity data from several  legacy applications; can use standards based security protocols like OpenID, SAML, etc.; and provide performance and stability to meet modern SLA's. Oracle Directory Services Plus has a complete suite of product'snecessary to build your...

Friday, March 18, 2011 | General | Read More

Register Today for Free Webinar: Oracle Security Online Forum Feb. 24

Oracle and Accenture are holding a new joint event focusing on security. The event will feature great line-up of speakers and sessions that will last from 9:00-1:00pm PT on Thursday, Feb. 24. The event will focus on Security topics that face the enterprise today. The event kicks-off with a keynote presentation detailing emerging security trends and where we think security is headed in the next decade. Please join us for 30 minutes or the entire day. Key Speakers: Mary Ann...

Monday, February 21, 2011 | General | Read More

New Home for our Documentation.

Our collections of documentation moved from old docs.sun.com to Oracle Technical Network documentation system. Please update your bookmarks. Sorry for the inconvenience. If you experience difficulties, please contact your Support Representative, as an ultimate resource please send an email here.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | Documentation | Read More

Directory Services as you never seen it before!

Ever thought of having a monitoring service that would: Monitor Directory Server instances availability Provide performance monitoring of hundreds of directory metrics Raise alerts based on thresholds set on monitoring data. Provide rich out-of-box reports Now the System Monitoring Plug-In for Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition extends Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control to add support for monitoring you Directory Server instances! For more details please visit: Please...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 | DSEE | Read More

In the News

News from our sibling OpenDS project: the development group just released OpenDS 2.2 Update 1. You can check details on Mark Craig's blog. Documentation is up-to-date here.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | OUD | Read More

We've Moved ! Just a few blocks away...

Sun Forum for directory is now moved to Oracle Forum. You will find there the same great level of interaction with our community of users. Since September 24, Sun Forum is in read-only mode for reference to past questions, Oracle Forum is the right venue for new threads and new topics related to Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition as well as former Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition.

Friday, October 22, 2010 | General | Read More

Day 5: Open World Wrap-up

I had a great time this week at Oracle Open World.  It is quite a show with over 47K attendees spread over 4 city blocks with great sessions and conversations about Identity Management and many other cutting edge technologies.  I am definitely in powerpoint overload and would be happy not to see another slide for awhile but the information was great!  We have collected some of the photos from the sessions up on our Facebook page here.  Here is just one of the pictures from...

Friday, September 24, 2010 | General | Read More

Day 4: IDM at Oracle Open World

Hope you enjoyed the Black Eyed Peas last night.  We have an action packed IDM session on Thursday to finish up the show.  Here is a quick run down of the sessions.  Etienne and I will be introducing Verizon as we talk about how Replication and Fractional Replication are critical features in a high performance Directory Server deployment. · Follow us on Twitter @OracleIDM. Use hash tags #oow10idm  Time  Title  Location 9:00 am – 10:00 am Middleware s317487 End-t-End Secure...

Thursday, September 23, 2010 | General | Read More

Day 2: Directory at Oracle Open World

Oracle Open World is off to a great start with plenty of good content and demo's for the business owner or technical implementation team.  Yesterday I saw two great demos from the OAM team.  Mark Karlstrand, pictured to the right was giving a demo on OTP Anywhere to Bob Blakeley.  It was impressive as he used his cell phone to provide a stronger authentication method for a bank transfer -demo not real but you get the point.     There are a couple of ways to follow what is...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 | General | Read More

Identity Management at Oracle Open World

Oracle Open World is fast approaching and the time to register is NOW so you don't miss out.  This year the show is going to be a blast.  I have heard rumors about the band that will be performing one night but you know what they say about rumors.  More importantly, the IDM team have a lot of new things to talk about at this years show.  First, we released 11g this summer which included exciting new approaches like Service Oriented Security, better user experience and new...

Friday, September 10, 2010 | General | Read More

Register Today for Free Webinar: Simplify Access Management with F5 & Oracle

On Thursday, August 26.  We are hosting a webcast that will take you through the solution and talk about why we believe this will simplify Access Management.  Please join us as F5 and Oracle product experts explain this simple solution. Title: Live Webcast: Streamline Access Management with F5 & Oracle When:  Thursday, August 26, 2010, 10:00 a.m. PT or 1:00 p.m. ET Where: Register for this live webcast here: Streamline Access Management with F5 & Oracle

Thursday, August 26, 2010 | General | Read More

Free Webinar Aug. 18: Quick-Start Compliance with Identity Analytics

Identity compliance projects don't have to be hard!  The key to any successful project in IT is delivering value to the business quickly!  It is critical to then leverage those early wins into larger wins for the organization.  When I used to coach I likened this to walking up a staircase.  McKinsey used the analogy to describe the approach successful companies took to manage successful growth. (take a look here)   Oracle Identity Analytics provides a set of tools that can...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | DSEE | Read More

New Download Instructions for Oracle Directory Services Enterprise Edition

The Zone Manager, also known as Brad Diggs, has written a comprehensive blog post (here) on how to get Directory Server Enterprise Edition from Oracle.  As a strategic product, we released a new version of Directory Server Enterprise Edition 11gR1 which Brad also gives great instructions on how to download.   Also, stay tuned for updated information on our upcoming Oracle Open World plans.  If you have not registered yet, please go to the following page to get more...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 | General | Read More

ODSEE 11gR1 Released: Download and Upgrade today

Oracle  Directory Server Enterprise Edition 11gR1 just released! Like Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0, ODSEE 11g Release 1 allows companies to grow faster and easier. The significant improvement in performance overs previous releases allows companies to accelerate their applications while reducing their total cost of ownership. Companies can also reduce cost by improving serviceability withfaster import times and smooth, in-place upgrade that reuses your existing...

Thursday, July 29, 2010 | Release Info | Read More

Last Chance to Register: Identity Management 11g Launch Webcast

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Time: 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET Register here

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 | Documentation | Read More

New Software Download Location

We have moved software downloads to Oracle E-Delivry: http://edelivery.oracle.com/. When you have reached "Media Pack Search " page, please select "Sun Products" as Product Pack. If you experience difficulties with an older release, please contact your Support Representative, as an ultimate resource please send an email to dsee-pm@sun.com.

Thursday, July 15, 2010 | Release Info | Read More

Register Today for Free Webinar: A Giant Leap In Identity Management

The Identity Management market is evolving and it is an exciting place to be involved in shaping that evolution.  For some that evolution is an opportunity for others it is a headache.  At Oracle we see this as a great opportunity.  When I started in the Identity Management field it is wasn't even called identity management it was about solving high availability problems for customer and partner extranets before personalization and portal solutions existed.  LDAP was a great...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 | General | Read More

Identity Synchronization for Windows 6.0 Service Pack 1 Just Released !

Identity Synchronization for Windows 6.0 Service Pack 1 is a bug fixes release available as patches. Please check README file included in patches for detailed list. To upgrade from 6.0 to 6.0 SP1 please download the appropriate patch from SunSolve (you need to have a valid maintenance contract): For Solaris SPARC : 144589-01, for Solaris X86: 144590-01, for RHEL 3.0 and 4.0: 144591-01, for Windows: 144592-01 The migration procedure is described in the README file in...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 | Release Info | Read More

Register for Free Webinar: Neil Gandhi on Identity Analytics ROI

Is your Identity Compliance project a GIANT Headache?  If so, then we have the little blue pill for your  compliance headache.  The reason why many organizations experience pain in the compliance programs they run is because of the lack of automated tools, impact to productivity and lack of ongoing actionable information.  I have seen this first hand.   Organizations usually rely upon project managers and excel spreadsheets collect information from business units and...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 | General | Read More

Updated Directory Services Lifetime Support Information

We have updated information on Lifetime Support, per Oracle policy. Please search for "Oracle’s Sun Directory Services Releases" in this document.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 | Release Info | Read More

Register Today for this Webinar! Improve Time-to-Market and Reduce Cost with Oracle Directory Services

In some studies, enterprises are spending up to 60% of their IT budgets on operational costs thus impacting the available budget to spend on innovation. The challenge we all face in the identity and IT departments is how to get the most out of our existing licenses and reduce cost where possible in delivering IT projects. One of the costly areas of projects is getting at identity data when it lives in legacy applications. This is especially true when you look at Federation...

Thursday, April 29, 2010 | General | Read More

Iron Man 2, Identity Security, Directory Services and the Cloud

If you are a security expert and you have not been to the new Oracle Iron Man 2 website you have to take a look at the cool demo site listed under "Stark Expo".  The intro has a great security questionnaire on Security in the cloud in an cutting edge interface.  If you read yesterday's blog, and went to the Iron-Clad Cloud: Secure Cloud Computing article in the new Security Newsletter, you were able to get an insight into way's Oracle can help secure the cloud.  You will...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 | General | Read More

Iron-Clad Cloud: Secure Cloud Computing

As organizations continue to leverage the cloud for essential business applications and services the provisioning and security of identity data becomes an essential compliance requirement.  Oracle's new Security Newsletter  has an article that provides information on critical approaches to security in the cloud.One solution to the security problem with cloud services can be overcome using Service Oriented Security.  The Oracle approach to using Service Oriented Security...

Monday, April 26, 2010 | General | Read More
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