Tuesday Jan 03, 2012

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 apply this bundle patch.

Monday Oct 17, 2011

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 add support for monitoring your OUD instances covering Storage, Proxy and Synchronization!

For more details please visit:

Please visit:

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 Sep 05, 2011

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, upgrading, and best practices
  • Meet with your industry and technology peers
  • Share notes in special interest groups, and product and industry sessions
  • See hundreds of partners and customers as they present product demos and solutions in three Exhibition Halls

Friday Sep 02, 2011

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.

Thursday Sep 01, 2011

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.

Wednesday Jul 20, 2011

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


Thursday Jul 14, 2011

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 scalability and a complete directory server solution. 

Register by clicking here.



Tuesday Jun 14, 2011

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 of ownership. 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 Active Directory, 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 patches and 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 release improves 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:

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

Friday Jun 10, 2011

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 Mar 18, 2011

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's necessary to build your identity foundation for the cloud. Combine Oracle Directory Services Plus with Oracle Identity Federation and you have a complete solution that includes, a virtual directory, directory server and directory integration tools used to synch with Active Directory. This live Webcast will explore how the complete Oracle solution can help you build the identity foundation you need to perform in a cost-effective way.

Webcast Date: Thursday, March 24, 2011 
Webcast Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time 

Registration here.

Monday Feb 21, 2011

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

Tuesday Jan 18, 2011

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.


Wednesday Jan 12, 2011

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 visit:


Wednesday Nov 03, 2010

In the News

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.
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