Friday Apr 12, 2013

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, enterprise manageability and effective monitoring.


Some of the new features provided by this Patch Set:

  • Extensibility framework via Plug-in API
  • Support for Macro ACIs
  • Additional use cases for Oracle database enterprise user security (EUS) including Proxy mode to other directories and Kerberos and Certificate based authentication
  • ODSM console supported on IBM WebSphere
  • Increased performances

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

Tuesday Oct 23, 2012

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.

Wednesday Sep 05, 2012

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 Corporation
Oracle Security Solutions
We can improve our security and compliance,
at the same time we’re cutting costs and complexity.

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 by maintaining a single directory for all of their enterprise needs, while also simplifying their enterprise architecture.

OUD is optimized for mobile and cloud computing environments where elastic scalability becomes critical as service providers need a solution that can scale by dynamically adding more directory instances without re-architecting their solutions to support exponential business growth.

Join us for this webcast and you will:

  • Learn from one customer that has successfully upgraded to the new platform
  • See what technology and business drivers influenced the upgrade
  • Hear about the benefits of OUD’s elastic scalability and unparalleled performance
  • Get additional information and resources for planning an upgrade

Register here for the webcast.

REGISTER NOW

Join the archived event by clicking here.

We have captured the Q&A session here.

Thursday
September 13, 2012
10:00 a.m. PT /
1:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Aug 16, 2012

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 features with Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2:

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

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

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 !


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.

Wednesday Dec 16, 2009

Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.2 Released

Sun OpenDS TM Standard Edition (SE) 2.2 is an updated version of newest member of the Sun Directory Server family of products. It includes an LDAP core that is designed for easy installation, embedding, and configuration as well as a new Directory Proxy Server for load-balancing, high availability and data distribution.

Sun OpenDS SE 2.2 is a high-performance, highly-extensible, pure Java directory server that delivers a fully compliant LDAPv3 server that passes all of the compliance, interoperability and security tests suites. Furthermore, Sun OpenDS SE 2.2 implements most of the standard and experimental LDAP extensions defined in the IETF as RFCs or Internet-Drafts, ensuring maximum interoperability with LDAP client applications.

With a limited footprint allowing the server to be embedded in other Java applications, OpenDS has a very rich set of APIs making it easy to extend and increase usage scope.

Sun OpenDS SE 2.2 also supports a multi-master replication model with optional assured replication that guarantees the high availability of the data for all operations, searches or updates. While theoretically unlimited with regards to the number of masters, the Sun OpenDS SE 2.2 server has been stressed under heavy and durable load with 8 Masters.

This 2.2 version significantly increases performance both in read and write, making it one of the most efficient commercial directory servers available.

Sun OpenDS SE 2.2 is based on the open source community project OpenDS that is constructing next generation directory service software. The initial effort is led by Sun and the primary contributions are by Sun employees, but the goal is to attract developers and other interested parties from around the world. Sun OpenDS SE is the Sun commercial offering based on this project.  

You can find out more information about Sun OpenDS SE 2.2 commercial release at:

http://wikis.sun.com/display/sunopends

Friday Jul 24, 2009

Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.0 Released

Sun OpenDS TM Standard Edition (SE) 2.0 is the newest member of the Sun Directory Server family of products. This directory server includes an LDAP core that is designed for easy installation, embedding, and configuration.

Sun OpenDS SE 2.0 is a high-performance, highly-extensible, pure Java directory server that delivers a fully compliant LDAPv3 server that passes all of the compliance, interoperability and security tests suites. Furthermore, Sun OpenDS SE 2.0 implements most of the standard and experimental LDAP extensions defined in the IETF as RFCs or Internet-Drafts, ensuring maximum interoperability with LDAP client applications.

With a limited footprint allowing the server to be embedded in other Java applications, OpenDS has a very rich set of APIs making it easy to extend and increase usage scope.

Sun OpenDS SE 2.0 also supports a multi-master replication model with optional assured replication that guarantees the high availability of the data for all operations, searches or updates. While theoretically unlimited with regards to the number of masters, the Sun OpenDS SE 2.0 server has been stressed under heavy and durable load with 8 Masters.

This 2.0 version significantly increases performance both in read and write, making it one of the most efficient commercial directory servers available.

Sun OpenDS SE 2.0 is based on the open source community project OpenDS that is constructing next generation directory service software. The initial effort is led by Sun and the primary contributions are by Sun employees, but the goal is to attract developers and other interested parties from around the world. Sun OpenDS SE is the Sun commercial offering based on this project.  

You can find out more information about Sun OpenDS SE 2.0 commercial release at:

http://wikis.sun.com/display/sunopends

Friday Apr 24, 2009

OpenDS on USTREAM?

Yesterday, Ludo did a presentation for the Glassfish Aquarium project at Sun who use USTREAM to broadcast their content to anyone interested in engaging with the team via this medium.  The content is interesting and this is a better way to make presentations more engaging as not only do they provide the video feed but also a twitter mashup for interactive feedback from the audience.  If you agree and want to see additional innovators using the internet to engage with their community members in a more engaging way then you should check out Leo Laporte on Twit.tv.  I have been following the work that Leo Laporte has been doing with FLOSS, MacBreakWeekly and SecurityNow where he is innovating how to provide video content via the web.  He has in effect created his own broadcasting company.  SecurityNow has done some recent podcasts on the conflicker worm and the recent cyberespionage that has been in the news which is interesting and informative.  

For those of you that missed Ludo's presentation on OpenDS.  Here is the video.

Tuesday Mar 31, 2009

OpenDS in One Image

What is it like working on an open source project?  A lot of people wonder how does it differ.  The nightly builds, the open nature of communication and involvement, the external contributors and the community managers like Ludo Poitou make it a very dynamic environment.  The best way to understand it is to watch this great video that Ludo put together that represents the last three years of activity.  

Thanks Ludo:


Sunday Mar 01, 2009

Join OpenDS and OpenSSO at Community One EAST

March is going to be an exciting month with a number of events to help make it fun by joining us at one of the events listed below.  The month get's started with an Unconference in New York sponsored by the OpenSSO team.  The OpenDS team will be there as well leading a discussion on using LDAP and OpenDS as an identity repository.  The event is free and only requires you to sign-up at meet-up.com.  Here is the link and you can see how many people are attending.  As of tonight there were 54 attendees.  Sign-up here.

At the wiki page for the event you can add topics that you would like to discuss.  There is already a suggested list that includes a presentation by Ludo on OpenDS as a datastore.  You can access the wiki here.

Saturday Jan 17, 2009

Identity Security Webinar Wednesday, Jan. 21: OpenSSO and OpenDS in One Powerful Solution

There is a great webinar being offered on Wednesday, Jan. 21 which you may have missed the announcement because of all the excitement about the Inauguration and Martin Luther King Holiday in the US.  Daniel Raskin, Product Line Manager OpenSSO, and Jamie Nelson, Director of Engineering for OpenSSO, will be talking about the current release as well as the plans for the next release of OpenSSO Express.  There are already 200 registrants and there is a cap at 250 so register now so you don't get left out!

The Directory crowd should be interested as well, because OpenDS is bundled with OpenSSO and is used as OpenSSO's policy store and can be leveraged as a user store as well.  Here are the details:

Sun Software Webinar:
See how Sun's OpenSSO Enterprise provides a single solution for Web access management, federation, and Web services security.

Join Sun for a live webinar on one of today's most exciting aspects of identity management! During this session, we will discuss OpenSSO innovation and how it pushes access management, federation, and secure Web services capabilities to a new level. Learn how to solve challenges around these capabilities with a single solution.


Event:  Access Management, Federation, and Secure Web Services with OpenSSO Enterprise
Date:  Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Time:  10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST

» Register Now

This webinar will be presented by Sun's OpenSSO experts: Daniel Raskin, the senior product line manager, and Jamie Nelson, the director of engineering.
We hope that you can join us!

If you have any questions or feedback, please send a message to SWI_Webinar_Inquiries@sun.com.

Thank you,
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Thursday Jan 08, 2009

OpenDS--Open Source Improves Quality in Software Development

Gary Williams, a staff engineer and the QA lead of OpenDS, published a great article with Marina Sum on the topic of how working on an open source software project has improved quality in product development.  The process is without challenges which he outlines in the article as well.  However, he also gives great detail about the test harness that is used, the amount of automation and community involvement to address the challenges and get high quality product in community hands more frequently.  The full article is available on the Sun Developer Network here

These are the types of processes that quality open source projects do as a part of the project development process.  Indira Thangasamy, produced a similar article on how they approach QA within the OpenSSO project.  As companies evaluate other open source projects, especially in these challenging economic times where cost reduction provide stronger rational's to consider starting projects using open source software.  The quality approach of communities becomes an important differntiator as companies use open source in production and customer facing systems.

Here is a quick overview of the test harness used on OpenDS:

We use open-source, Java platform-based test tools, such as the following, not only to demonstrate our support for open source but also to ensure that they are accessible to everyone:

Here are a couple of other highlights:

  • Unit Testing and Automation:  "Testing starts in the programming phase with unit tests, which verify that the code works as intended and which must exist for all features. Today, we run 30,000 automated unit tests daily on different Java virtual machines. No code can be integrated without satisfying the precommit requirements."
  • Code coverage — With open-source EMMA, we find out the number of code lines, blocks, methods, and classes that are exposed by the unit and functional tests. Part of that information pinpoints the amount of the code tested as a percentage of the total, defining if we've met the quality criteria. We also define which areas of the code are not tested, called coverage holes, and create new tests to fill them.
  • Feature coverage — OpenDS delivers features that customers want, that is, customer requirements. Each feature is recorded as an issue in the Issue Tracker, a tool that monitors defects. This data tells us the state the features are in and their status: Ready for Test or Tested.
  • Documentation coverage — To ensure that the documentation is reviewed according to the test plan, we adopt a two-phase documentation review process: a technical review of the content followed by a formal QA review. Like the product features, the documentation is divided into categories—books, chapters, and sections—that are recorded in the Issue tracker. Through this coverage, we measure the percentage of the documentation reviewed over time and identify the reviewers and review status.
  • Defect rates — This is a traditional measure. The goal is to have no high-priority bugs open at release time. Our Bug Council constantly studies the defects and assesses the risks to customers. We also plot simple graph trends to gauge how well the project is converging.

Thanks to Gary and Marina for publishing this article and allowing the community to learn from your experience. 

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