Monday Jun 25, 2012

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 the various directory options that are supported, including integration with Microsoft Active Directory. We'll conclude how to avoid common pitfalls deploying EUS with directory services.

- Understand EUS basics
- Understand EUS and directory integration options
- Avoid common EUS deployment mistakes

Make sure to register and mark this date on your calendar! - Details and registration.

Thursday May 03, 2012

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.

Wednesday Feb 08, 2012

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.

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, enterprise manageability and effective monitoring.

The Oracle Unified Directory 11g: Services Deployment Essentials course teaches student to install Oracle Unified Directory 11g and deploy servers in topologies that support replication, failover, load balancing, and co-existence with Oracle Directory Server, Enterprise Edition (ODSEE) 11g directories.

Learn To:
  • Install Oracle Unified Directory (OUD) 11g components and perform initial server setup
  • Deploy OUD 11g directory servers in replicated and distributed topologies
  • Deploy OUD 11g directory servers to co-exist with Oracle Directory Server, Enterprise Edition (ODSEE 11g) directory servers

Click here for more details and to enroll.

Monday Jan 23, 2012

Podcast on OUD

     Please check Podcast recorded on Oracle Unified Directory !

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. 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 ( 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

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