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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 before using ds-start --upgrade. Installing over the OUD October 2016 Bundle Patch (11.1.2.3.161018), requires patch 25421791 before applying 11.1.2.3.180716. Installing on base OUD 11.1.2.3.0 or other Bundle Patch versions does not require this patch. It is recommended you review: Known Issues for Oracle Unified Directory (OUD) 11.1.2.3.X Bundle Patches (Doc ID 2128805.1) For more details on this Bundle Patch please check under My Oracle Support KM Doc ID 2067482.1. Also please check information related to TLS 1.2 Doc ID 2282669.1 and Doc ID 2283215.1 that provides details on how to perform ldapsearch in TLS 1.2 mode. If you experience difficulties to download this Bundle Patch, please open a Service Request to get further help. Previous Bundle Patch Release post is here. Post on OUD12cPS3 is here.

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...

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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 before using ds-start --upgrade. Installing over the OUD October 2016 Bundle Patch (11.1.2.3.161018), requires patch 25421791 before applying 11.1.2.3.180116. Installing on base OUD 11.1.2.3.0 or other Bundle Patch versions does not require this patch. It is recommended you review: Known Issues for Oracle Unified Directory (OUD) 11.1.2.3.X Bundle Patches (Doc ID 2128805.1) For more details on this Bundle Patch please check under My Oracle Support KM Doc ID 2067482.1. Also please check information related to TLS 1.2 Doc ID 2282669.1 and Doc ID 2283215.1 that provides details on how to perform ldapsearch in TLS 1.2 mode. If you experience difficulties to download this Bundle Patch, please open a Service Request to get further help. Previous Bundle Patch Release post is here. Post on OUD12cPS3 is here.

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...

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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 component of Oracle Database Enterprise Edition. It enables you to address administrative and security challenges for a large number of enterprise database users. Enterprise users are those users that are defined in a directory such as Oracle Unified Directory. Their identity remains constant throughout the enterprise. Enterprise User Security relies on Oracle Identity Management infrastructure, which in turn uses an LDAP-compliant directory service to centrally store and manage users. The OBEs in this series include:     Installing Oracle Unified Directory 12c for EUS     Configuring an OUD 12c Colocated Domain for EUS     Configuring an OUD 12c Directory Server for EUS     Configuring Network and Database Connectivity for OUD 12c and EUS     Configuring Schemas, Roles and Mapping for EUS and OUD 12c     Testing the EUS and OUD 12c Integration

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 O...

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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 manageability, and effective monitoring. Some of the new features provided by this release: Improved performance for bulk import for large deployments Support for Transparent Network Substrate (TNS) aliases for effortless and transparent migration of TNS entries and aliases from Oracle Internet Directory. Oracle Unified Directory TNS aliases are compatible with TNS aliases on Oracle Internet Directory and therefore supported by database tools, such as netmgr. TNS aliases can be deployed with Oracle Enterprise User Security. Retrieving Multi-Valued Attributes in creation order Enhanced security: Support for Password-Based Key Derivation Function 2 Password Storage Schemes Enhanced TLS Protocols and Cipher Suites Optional password masking in Audit Log Support Linux Crypt algorithm to consolidate Linux accounts without password reset Password expiration available in a Virtual attribute Support for new log publishers that are configurable via OUDSM Support for WebLogic Scripting Tool provisioning commands Support for Oracle Fusion Middleware configuration tools: Oracle Fusion Middleware Configuration Wizard to create or extend a WebLogic domain with OUD system component on the admin machine. Oracle Fusion Middleware Repository Creation Utility to create database schemas and load in your database. Oracle Fusion Middleware Reconfiguration Wizard to reconfigure a WebLogic Server domain. Further simplification: Replication Gateway with Sun DSEE 6 for co-existence and easier upgrade Key health metric displayed in OUDSM console Directory Integration Platform replacing Identity Synchronization for Windows Virtual Directory to consolidate information from other directories or Oracle Databases with support for: Join Data transformation DN renaming Support for the Upgrade OUD Instance script Oracle Directory Services Manager (ODSM) interface for Oracle Unified Directory is, now, re-branded as Oracle Unified Directory Services Manager (OUDSM) And ... Always more performance and optimizations: Oracle Unified Directory is part of Oracle Directory Services Plus which provides comprehensive directory solutions for robust identity management deployments. In addition, comprehensive directory services monitoring comes with Enterprise Manager and Identity Management Pack Plug. For more information about Oracle Unified Directory, visit this site. Product Documentation Books Product Documentation Tasks   Product download from My Oracle Support or from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud For Oracle Software Delivery Cloud, please select: "Release" in pull down menu and type "Oracle Unified Directory" then click on "Oracle Unified Directory 12.2.1.3.0" and then on shopping cart.    

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...

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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,  Virtual directory capabilities and how to synchronize user passwords between OUD and AD. "Oracle Governance, Access and Directory Managed with Oracle Enterprise Manager" - Moscone South, Lower Left - SLM-019 Monitor directory services deployments including OUD replicating to and from DSEE. Register and attend our session: "Modernize Your Directory Architecture with Consolidation and Virtualization" This session shows you how to modernize your directory infrastructure to optimize your user management across applications, databases, and servers. Using Oracle Directory Services, organizations can implement a modern platform with scalable storage, replication, virtualization, and synchronization. The session also shares Oracle’s vision and strategy for directory services as well as real-world customer case studies with best practices and lessons learned. Session Id: CON9454 Wednesday, Oct 28, 3:00 p.m. | Moscone South—310 Learn more on Oracle Open World.

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...

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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 of installation, elastic deployments, enterprise manageability, and effective monitoring. Some of the new features provided by this Patch Set: New security capabilities: Optional password masking in Audit Log Support Linux Crypt algorithm to consolidate Linux accounts without password reset Password expiration available in a Virtual attribute Further simplification: Replication Gateway with Sun DSEE 6 for co-existence and easier upgrade Key health metric displayed in ODSM console Directory Integration Platform replacing Identity Synchronization for Windows Virtual Directory to consolidate information from other directories or Oracle Databases with support for: Join Data transformation DN renaming And ... Always more performance and optimizations: Support for very large static groups Optimized memory usage so that more entries can fit in memory Oracle Unified Directory is part of Oracle Directory Services Plus which provides comprehensive directory solutions for robust identity management deployments. Oracle Directory Integration platform was also updated to 11gR2PS7 (11.1.1.9.0) to provide on demand non-intrusive synchronization for users, and password synchronization between OUD and Microsoft AD (see documentation ), along with many other features. In addition, comprehensive directory services monitoring comes with Enterprise Manager and Identity Management Pack Plug. For more information about Oracle Unified Directory, visit this site. Product Documentation Books New Product Documentation Tasks Product download from My Oracle Support or from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud For Oracle Software Delivery Cloud, select: Oracle Fusion Middleware Platform Oracle Fusion Middleware Identity Management 11gR2 Media Pack Oracle Unified Directory 11g 11.1.2.3.0 With this new Patch Set and all the good reasons for upgrading to OUD, why wait any longer?

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...

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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, enterprise manageability and effective monitoring. Some of the new features provided by this Patch Set: Simplified deployment and tuning with out of the box JVM tuning Additional security through Attribute Encryption  Simplified administration with Oracle Directory Services Manager now managing replication between servers Enhanced monitoring for co-existence with ODSEE or transitions to OUD via Replication Gateway Increased performance especially when integrated with Oracle Identity products Oracle Unified Directory is part of Oracle Directory Services Plus which provides comprehensive directory solutions for robust identity management deployments. For more information about Oracle Unified Directory, visit this site. Product Documentation Product Download Select: Oracle Fusion Middleware Platform Oracle Fusion Middleware Identity Management 11g R2 Media Pack Oracle Unified Directory 11g 11.1.2.2.0

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...

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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, Principal Member Technical Staff, Oracle Moscone West, Room 2018 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm CON8810: Who Should have Access to What -- Better risk management with Identity Governance Jim Taylor, Senior Director Product Management, OracleNeil Gandhi, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Moscone West, Room 2018 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm CON8819: Context and Risk Aware Access Control – Any Device Any Where Svetlana Kolomeyskaya, Principal Product Manager, OracleAshish Kolli, Senior Director Development, Oracle Moscone West, Room 2018 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm CON4535: 200M: Real World Large Scale Access and Directory Deployment at Verizon Nahil Khan, Verizon Wireless Moscone West, Room 2012 Tuesday September 24, 2013 TIME TITLE LOCATION 10:15 am – 11:15 am CON8811: Converged Identity Governance to Speed up Business and Reduce Cost Sanjay Rallapalli, Senior Manager, Product Management, OracleRajesh Pakkath, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Moscone West, Room 2018 11:45 am – 12:45 pm CON8896: Securely Enabling Mobile Access for Business Transformation Lee Howarth, Senior Principal Product Manager, OracleAjay Sondhil, Software Development Director, Oracle Moscone West, Room 2018 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm CON8834: Attract new customers and users by leveraging Bring Your Own Identity (BYOI) Forest Yin, Senior Director of Product Management, Oracle Moscone West, Room 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CON8817: API Management: Enable Your Infrastructure for Secure Mobile and Cloud Use Ganesh Kirti, OracleSastry Hari, Architect - Entitlement Server, Oracle Moscone West, Room 2018 Wednesday September 25, 2013 TIME TITLE LOCATION 10:15 am – 11:15 am CON8829: Partnering for Success with your System Integrator Scott Bonnell, Senior Director Product Management, OracleDarin Pendergraft, Principal Product Marketing Director, Oracle Moscone West, Room 2018 11:45 am – 12:45 pm CON8837: Leverage Authorization to Monetize Content and Media Subscriptions Roger Wigenstam, Senior Director Product Management, OracleSid Mishra, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Moscone West, Room 2018 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm CON8828: Justifying and Planning a successful Identity Management Upgrade Javed Beg, Group Product Manager, OracleSanjay Rallapalli, Senior Manager, Product Management, Oracle, Oracle Moscone West, Room 2018 3:30 am – 4:30 pm CON8813: Securing Privileged Accounts with an integrated identity management solution Olaf Stullich, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Moscone West, Room 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CON8823: Access Management for the Internet of Things Kanishk Mahajan, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Mark Wilcox, Senior Manager Product Management, Oracle Moscone West, Room 2018 Thursday September 26, 2013 TIME TITLE LOCATION 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CON8836: Leveraging the Cloud to simplify your Identity Management implementation Guru Shashikumar, Product Management Director, OracleMike Neuenschwander, Senior Director of Product Management, Oracle Moscone West, Room 2018 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm CON4342: Identity Services in the New GM IT Andrew Cameron, General Motors Moscone West, Room 2018 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CON9024: Next Generation Optimized Directory - Oracle Unified Directory Etienne Remillon, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Moscone West, Room 2018 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CON8902: Developing Secure Mobile Applications Mark Wilcox, Senior Manager - Product Management, OracleKanishk Mahajan, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Marriot Marquis - Golden Gate C3 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm CON8826: Zero Capital Investment by leveraging Identity Management as a Service Mike Neuenschwander, Senior Director of Product Management, OracleLee Howarth, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Moscone West, Room 2018

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...

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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 fasterand easier. The significant improvement in performance over previous Sun DSEE 5.2 and 6.x releases allows companiesto accelerate their applications while reducing their total cost ofownership. Companies can also reduce cost through improved serviceability and manageability with increased performances and smooth in-place upgrade reusing existing data store. This complete solution provides a directory server, proxy server (for high availability and distribution of data and load) , web console and synchronization with ActiveDirectory, all under one product (ODSEE) and licensed as part of Oracle Directory Services Plus. This release is a Patch Set to ODSEE 11gR1 and Sun DSEE 7.0. In addition to multiple fixes released in previous Patch Set and hot fixes, ODSEE 11g Release 1 Patch Set 2 includes among other new features: Increased performance via Entry Cache enhancements More security options with new ciphers for attribute encryption, new password storage schemes, AES encryption for proxy, support for Crypt Improved password policy migration Enhancement manageability through queue backlog monitoring, LDAP Controls logged in the access logs, connection tracking from Client through Back-end Streamlined login in DSCC console with administrative users defined as real users in back-end directory New SNMP agent and updated monitoring framework Adding support for Solaris 11, Red Hat EL 6 and Oracle Linux 6 This distribution includes the Identity Synchronization for Windows. This updated release improves the overall quality and robustness of deployments. By upgrading from Sun DSEE 5.2 or 6.x to ODSEE you might benefit from: Up to 300% performance improvement In-place upgrade from DSEE 6 (no need to export/import existing data) Fastest export Reduced disk space and memory footprint Optional data compression Instant restore capabilities Advanced tuning capabilities Improved control over traffic going through Directory Proxy Server Updated list of supported Operating Systems Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition is part of Oracle Directory Services Plus which provides comprehensive directory solutions for robust identity management deployments Check our documentation set for more, including Release Notes and Certification Matrix. Download ODSEE 11.1.1.7.0 from here.

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 fasterand easier. The significant improvement in...

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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 on Thursday, March 7th at 9 am Pacific/ 12 pm Eastern, and we hope to hear from you and the rest of the IDM twitterverse. The live twitter chat would run 45 minutes and we look to have a meaningful conversation on the current challenges, existing solutions, potential deficiencies in the solutions, industry's task list, expected outcomes, and more if time permits. So, if you have a twitter handle, we encourage you to participate in the live discussion. Join or simply follow along using hashtag: #mobileidm. And, if you have questions in mind, simply send those to us @OracleIDM and we will do our best to include or have those addressed by the IDM community. So, mark your calendar: Live Tweet Chat Topic: Mobile IDMDate: Thursday, March 7th (this week!)Time: 9 am Pacific/ 12 pm EasternHashtag: #MobileIDMHost: Amit Jasuja, SVP, Oracle on @OracleIDM Much like the last twitter chat, we will archive and post the discussion shortly after the live event. Talk to you soon! .htmtableborders, .htmtableborders td, .htmtableborders th {border : 1px dashed lightgrey ! important;}html, body { border: 0px; } body { background-color: #ffffff; } img, hr { cursor: default }

You are invited! If you have something to say on Mobile Security and Identity Management, if you have questions on the security requirementsto support mobile, if you have experience with mobile...

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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 method. Replication Gateway is the default out-of-the-box solution to perform the replication and include OUD instances in an existing ODSEE replication topology. This feature came into existence, because it works at the replication protocol level. The gateway performs the required adaptation of replication protocols between ODSEE and OUD. The main advantage  of this feature is that it provides strong consistency between the two types of directories. This fully leverages conflict management implemented in the replication protocols to ensure that changes are applied in a coherent and ordered manner under all circumstance. It does not require specific modification on existing ODSEE production instances, such as enabling retro changelog. Changes are propagated at near speed of replication in both directions.  As full meta-data are replicated by the Replication gateway, it will also synchronize internal password policy states, ensuring proper account locking and optimal conflict resolution. OUD replication gateway does not require any specific tool or installation-specific procedure. It is installed like any OUD component and then managed like any other OUD component. OUD Replication Gateway does not perform data adaptation between ODSEE and OUD. Using Directory Integration Platform as the synchronization tool. This brings flexibility in remapping and transformation between ODSEE and OUD. However, you need to pay a price to use a tool (like DIP) to perform the synchronization task. You need to enable the retro change log to access the changes on the ODSEE side. This in turn has an impact on the disk , CPU usage and performances, which could be a serious challenge for your existing ODSEE environment, if you have not provisioned additional hardware and instances. Using export and import method with standard directory administrative commands. This seems very simple, but this methodology cannot ensure an highly-available deployment with up-to-date entries on both sides. This solution can be used if fullhigh availability with up-to-date data at any time is not needed. It is often used  if data cleaning needs to take place to avoid polluting a new environment with old unnecessary data.

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...

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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 highlyintegrated storage, synchronization, and proxy capabilities. Thesecapabilities help meet the evolving needs of enterprise architectures.OUD customers can lower the cost of administration and ownership bymaintaining a single directory for all of their enterprise needs, whilealso simplifying their enterprise architecture. OUD is optimized for mobile and cloud computing environments whereelastic scalability becomes critical as service providers need asolution that can scale by dynamically adding more directory instanceswithout re-architecting their solutions to support exponential businessgrowth. Join us for this webcast and you will: Learn from one customerthat has successfully upgraded to the new platform See what technology andbusiness drivers influenced the upgrade Hear about the benefitsof OUD’s elastic scalability and unparalleled performance Get additionalinformation and resources for planning an upgrade Register here for thewebcast. REGISTER NOW Join the archived event by clicking here. We have captured the Q&A session here. ThursdaySeptember 13, 201210:00 a.m. PT /1:00 p.m. ET

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...

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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 Identity Management 11g R2 lets you: Unlock the potential of cloud, mobile, and social applications Streamline regulatory compliance and reduce risk Improve quality of service and end user satisfaction Don’t leave your identity at the office. Take it with you on your phone, in the cloud, and across the social world. Register now for the interactive launch Webcast, and don’t miss this chance to have your questions answered by Oracle product experts. Join the archived event by clicking here. We were not able to answer all of the audience questions in the live Webcast during the time allotted so we have captured the Q & A here. If you have follow up questions please post these as comments on the blog and we will answer them there. Thanks for participating! Important: System Setup & Compatibility Check Test the computer that you will be using and make sure you have the minimum technical requirements to attend this event. Test at http://event.on24.com/view/help/flash/index.html. Register Now Join us for this interactive launch Webcast. Thurs., July 19, 201210 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET Presented by: Hasan Rizvi Senior Vice President, Product Development, Oracle Amit Jasuja Vice President, Product Development, Oracle Peter Boyle Head of Identity Services, British Telecom Join the conversation: Twitter  #oracleidm Copyright © 2012, Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Contact Us | Legal Notices and Terms of Use | Privacy Statement

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...

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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 billions of entries, ease of installation, elastic deployments, enterprise manageability and effective monitoring.  Highlights of Oracle Unified Directory include: Next Generation product that capitalizes on Oracle's existing directory services solutions with years of continuous and innovative development Apart from tremendous read performance, support for high volume writes to address new application requirements with frequent changes to identity data such as location, images, relationships Support for Elastic Scalability with data distribution and global index to accommodate growth as needed On-premise and Cloud computing deployments Smaller footprint, making Oracle Unified Directory simple to embed, and easy to deploy and manage Interoperability with Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Directory Services Plus Suite For more information about Oracle Unified Directory, visit this site. Product Documentation Product Download

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...

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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 fasterand easier. The significant improvement in performance over previous Sun DSEE 5.2 and 6.x releases allows companiesto 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 that reuses your existing data store. This complete solution provides a directory server, proxy server (for high availability and distribution of data and load) , web console and synchronization with ActiveDirectory, all under one product (ODSEE) and licensed as part of Oracle Directory Services Plus. This release is a Patch Set to ODSEE 11gR1 and Sun DSEE 7.0. In addition to multiple fixes previously released as patchesand hot fixes, ODSEE 11g Release 1 Patch Set 1 includes new features: Support for importing and exporting compressed files Fastest export capabilities Support for SASL authentication through GSSAPI on Linux New password hashing schemes Repack option for compacting an existing suffix New load-balancing algorithms for the proxy component Multiple new options for proxy server logs New Bind and Connection logs for proxy server Schema support for Oracle Fusion Applications This distribution includes the Identity Synchronization for Windows. This updated releaseimproves the overall quality and robustness of deployments. Among other features and capabilities, by upgrading from DSEE 5.2 or 6.x you might benefit from: Up to 300% performance improvement In-place upgrade from DSEE 6 and 7 (no need to export/import existing data) Fastest export Reduced disk space and memory footprint Optional data compression Instant restore capabilities Advanced tuning capabilities Improved control over traffic going through Directory Proxy Server New distribution algorithm with Directory Proxy Server Updated list of supported Operating Systems For more information please visit: Product Release Notes Full Documentation Set Product Page Certification Matrix for list of supported Operating Systems and Platforms Code samples are available from here You can download ODSEE 11gR1 Patch Set 1 for evaluation from here and also from E-Delivery (select "Oracle Fusion Middleware" Product Pack) ODSEE Product Management

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 fasterand easier. The significant improvement...

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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 Davidson, Oracle’s Chief Security Officer, on industry-leading standards, technologies, and practices that ensure that Oracle products—and your entire system—remain as secure as possible. Jeff Margolies, Partner, Accenture’s Security Practice—on key security trends and solutions to prepare for in 2011 and beyond. Vipin Samar, Vice President of Oracle Database Security solutions—on new approaches to protecting data and database infrastructure against evolving threats. Tom Kyte, Senior Technical Architect and Oracle Database Guru—on how you can safeguard your enterprise application data with Oracle’s Database Security solutions. Nishant Kaushik, Chief Identity Strategist—on how organizations can look to Oracle Identity Management solutions to help them reduce fraud and streamline compliance. Full List of Sessions: Look here for sessions tab for list

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...

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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 the concert on Treasure Island with the Black Eyed Peas, The Steve Miller Band and Don Henley.  It was a great concert. The presentations were all taped and should be up on the website shortly.  Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.  If you followed us on Twitter, please let us know what you think by sending us messages. The Verizon presentation on Directory Server Enterprise Edition and using Fracational Replication was a highlight for me.  It should have been scheduled earlier in the week so that more people could have attended.  Verizon has one of the largest directory deployments in the world with 40+ million identities and many partners and LOB's using it as their repository.  The Verizon deployment is also a great example of using Fractional Replication to empower LOB's with their own identity repository but allowing the central team to maintain the control over the data.  Verizon is also a great example of using SSO to reduce cost and maintain a great User Experience across many different portals.  Madhu, thanks for sharing such great information with the identity management community.  I will post the presentation once it is available on the website.

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...

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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 Identity Propagation Moscone South Rm 310  Middleware, Applications s316524 Oracle Idenity Management forOracle JD Edwards EntrpriseOne Moscone South Rm 309 10:30 am – 11:30 am Middleware s316991 Database User Management wit Oracle DirectryServices and Actve Directry Moscone South Rm 310 Middleware s316837 Deploy a Highly Performant Entitlements Solutionwit Oracle Entitlements Server Moscone South Rm 309 Middleware s317270 Service-Oriented Security: Simplifing IdentityManagement for Applications Moscone West L3, Rm3018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Middleware s316829 Demystfing IdM: A Custmer’s Guide to aPractical IdM Deployment Strategy Moscone South, Rm 309 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Middleware S315086 Replication Best Approaches on Directory Server -Fractional Replication Moscone South Rm 309 Middleware S316829 Demystifing IdM: A Customer’s Guide t aPractical IdM Deployment Stategy 3:00pm – 4:00pm Middleware s314871 Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle BPEL Toolsfor Digital Identity Management 3:00pm – 4:00pm Middleware s314871 Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle BPEL Toolsfor Digital Identity Management Moscone Sout Rm 309 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Middleware/Oracle Develop S317543 Service Orientd Security 101 Hotel NikkoMendocino I / II

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...

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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 going on during the show.   You can follow us on Twitter by using the hash tags #oow10 #idm or follow us directly @OracleIDM.   We also are uploading pictures and video's from the day at our Facebook page at Facebook/OracleIDM here. Here are the sessions for Tuesday, Sept. 21 at Oracle Open World  Time  Title  Location  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm  Middleware s317146 Securing Web Services: Solutions, Best Practices, Moscone South Rm 309 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Middleware s317467 Simplify Identity Management and Support Future Growth with Directory Services Moscone South Rm 309 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Middleware s317064 Oracle Identity Management Administration Best Practices Moscone South Rm 309 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Middleware s317240 Oracle’s Identity Management Strategy (for Sun, Oracle and New Customers Alike) Moscone South Rm 310 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Middleware s317484 Case Study: How Cisco Achieved Large-Scale, Highly Available Access Management Moscone South Rm 310 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Middleware s317244 Enforcing Segregation-of-Duties Controls with Identity Management Moscone South Rm 309                     Growth with Directory Services 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Middleware s317064 Oracle Identity Management Administration Best Moscone South Rm 309                    Practices Middleware s317240 Oracle’s Identity Management Strategy (for Sun, Moscone South Rm 310  Oracle and New Customers Alike) Middleware s317484 Case Study: How Cisco Achieved Large-Scale, Highly Moscone South, Rm 310Available Access Management Middleware s317244 Enforcing Segregation-of-Duties Controls with Identity Moscone South Rm 309Management

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...

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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 features for: Oracle Identity Manager Oracle Access Manager Oracle Adaptive Access Manager Oracle Identity Analytics If you want a comprehensive list of all the sessions so you can follow along.  Please visit the Focus On Identity Management document located here.  Also, we have five don't miss sessions which you need to attend.  Here are the dates and times.  Or, you can find them on our Facebook page here.  Date & Time  Title of Presentation  Location Mon 11am Oracle Identity Management 11g Overview Moscone South 309 Tue 2pm Simplify IDM with Directory Services – Moscone South 309 Tues  3:30pm Oracle’s IDM Strategy (for Sun, Oracle Customers Alike) Moscone South 310 Wed 1pm Building a Strong Foundation for Your Cloud with  IDM Moscone South 309 Wed 4:45pm Complete Identity & Access Governance with OIA 11g Moscone South 309 Tues 5pm How Cisco Achieved Large-Scale, Highly Available Access Management Moscone South 310 The last time the Identity Management team was all together a  few photo's were taken and I have included one from that fun event at Burton Catalyst.  Hope you will be able to join us!

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...

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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 help organizations take the first step up that staircase to Compliance quickly.  The approach allows organizations to show value quickly and then build upon those early wins to build better security into the organization.  This webcast tomorrow will give insight into how organizations can build in proper segregation of duties, 360 degree review's and proper attestation of roles.  One customer of the product used to print out a conference room of paper and had his compliance auditors and business managers review the roles and access rights to meet compliance.  Imagine if you had the tools to ensure you could make this process easier.  Register today and find out how. Register Today Here: Customer Stories: Tackling Compliance Challenges with Oracle Identity Analytics Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010Time: 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET Featured Speakers: Naynesh Patel, Partner,Simeio Solutions Neil Gandhi, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Identity Analytics,Oracle Corporation

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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 fasterand easier. The significant improvement in performance overs previous releases allows companiesto accelerate their applications while reducing their total cost ofownership. Companies can also reduce cost by improving serviceability withfaster import times and smooth, in-place upgrade that reuses your existing data store. This complete solution provides a directory server, proxy server (for high availability and distribution of data and load) , web console and synchronization with ActiveDirectory, all under one product (ODSEE) and licensed as part of Oracle Directory Services Plus. ODSEE 11gR1 is a rebrandedrelease of Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 and is equivalent toa patch release. It does not include new functionality but provides additional stability and security with the inclusion of many fixes that where previously released as patchesand hot fixes. This release also aligns the list of supported platforms with most other OracleFusion Middleware products. For details of the changes to supported platforms, see Platform Support,System Virtualization Support, and Operating System Requirements. As part of the integration with other Oracle Fusion Middleware components: You can configure an Oracle Virtual Directory LDAP adaptor to work with ODSEE 11gR1. For more information, see“LDAP Adapter Templates” in the Administrator's Guide for Oracle Virtual Directory. ODSEE 11g Release 1 can also besynchronized with other directory servers by using the Oracle Directory Integration Platform. For moreinformation see “Configuring Directory Synchronization” in the Administrator's Guide for Oracle Directory Integration Platform. This updated releaseimproves the overall quality and robustness of deployments. Among other features and capabilities , by upgrading from DSEE 5.2 or 6.x you might benefit from: Up to 300% performance improvement In place upgrade from DSEE 6 and 7 (no need to export/import existing data) Reduced disk space and memory footprint Optional data compression Instant restore capabilities Advanced tuning capabilities Improved control over traffic going through Directory Proxy Server New distribution algorithm with Directory Proxy Server Updated list of supported Operating Systems, IP v6 supported on all platforms Directory Service Control Center supported on broader list of application servers For more information please visite: Product Release Notes Full Documentation Set Product Page You can download ODSEE 11gR1 for evaluation from here and also from E-Delivery (select "Oracle Fusion Middleware" Product Pack) ODSEE Product Management

Oracle  Directory Server Enterprise Edition 11gR1 just released! Like Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0, ODSEE 11g Release 1 allows companies to grow fasterand easier. The significant...

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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 solution for these problems and Netscape and then Sun Directory Server were the industry best solutions.  They still are today.  However, in this space alone there has been considerable evolution.   Virtual directories, directory proxies, Active Directory Synchronization are all essential components of best of breed directory server product's.  Oracle Directory Services Plus is a good example.   The fuel behind this tremendous evolution is the business environment in which these solutions exist. There is no magic in figuring out these key business trends.  Organizations face increased threats from global security risks internally and externally.  You had to bury your head in the sand to not notice the fact that these threats have landed some of the greatest IT organizations and governments in prime-time analysis on CNN or on the front page of the major news portals.   The global economic slowdown has caused business to seek better value from the products they have already purchased.  Increased government scrutiny and regulation has fueled compliance projects and organizations to ensure business and IT audits can be signed off by the CTO and CFO of major organizations.  And, the CTO and CFO don't want surprises so they have funded projects and purchased solutions to ensure they stay in compliance ---No Surprises! At Oracle, meeting these challenging problems with innovation is the name of the game.  At the same time, we strive to provide the most complete solutions based on standards for our customers.  This is why we are excited about our event next week.  At this webinar we are taking a "Giant Leap Forward In Identity Management".  Amit Jasuja, Vice President of Identity Management and Security at Oracle, will be sharing the latest news from Oracle on why we believe we are uniquely positioned to solve these business problems for the best organizations on the planet.  Register Today for this exciting event. Webinar RegistrationWednesday, July 21, 201010:00am PDT, 1:00 EDT, 7:00pm CETRegister here

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...

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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 project teams.  This then leads to massive efforts to fill in information and send them back to the central team for documentation and reporting to the auditors.  Ultimately, this information is old before it is collated into the binders and the report is issued.  However, the real result is usually a GIANT HEADACHE for everyone involved. As Identity theft outpaces any other theft and security challenges for organizations, the problem needs a more efficient solution with better processes and better tools.  Business leaders will believe in investment when they can see better utilization of key resources, better on-going information, proven segregation of duties, and ultimately better security.  Niel Gandhi, has the "Advil" for your compliance headache with Oracle Identity Analytics.  Register here for the FREE webinar on the ROI of using Identity Analytics.  He is has years of experience solving these problems for organizations around the world.  Additionally, he has extensive experience as Principal Product Manager, Identity Analytics.  Here are a couple of the topics that he will cover in the event: Automate critical identity-based controls such as attestation and segregation of duties Analyze, mine, and correlate user roles for compliant and efficient user access Build comprehensive reports for audit, compliance, and business purposes Utilize business-friendly compliance dashboards and metrics Give a 360-degree view of user’s access and achieve rapid compliance However, the ultimate goal of his presentation is to make sure you have concrete ways to help you solve your Compliance Headache without breaking the bank.  Hope to see you there! Live Webcast: Maximize Compliance ROI With Oracle Identity Analytics Register Here Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010Time: 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

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...

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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 projects, mergers and acquisitions or in data center consolidation projects. If you are running a Federation project and have to access identity data in legacy or disparate data sources and feel like you are herding cats then this webcast is for you! Virtual directories provide a critical tool for Federation projects as they allow you to expose identity attributes without changing code in legacy applications. Additionally, you have control over how the data is accessed allowing you to manage sensitive service level agreements which can cause difficult political battles in organizations when discussing access. If you have worked on a data center consolidation project either driven by a merger, acquisition or as part of a cost control exercise you need to have a full bag of tools.  The tools you bring to the project provide the critical agility needed to meet time-lines but also to minimize impact on business operations.  Virtual Directories allow you the ability to connect to data sources without having to alter the application code.  This reduces resource requirements, increases speed but most importantly maximizes business continuity.    Register here for this webinar and we will look at ways virtual directories can help you become an identity hero in your organization.

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...

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