Tuesday Sep 18, 2012

Next Generation Directory @ Oracle Open World

Oralce OpenWorld 2012, September 30 - October 4, 2012 San Francisco

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 is bigger, better, and more educational than ever before, and identity management activities are no exception.

For all identity related activities check this entry, or this handy PDF.

Do you focus more specifically on directory?
Come and meet with the directory team at:

  • Our session: Next Generation Directory: Oracle Unified Directory / session #CON946 / Tuesday Oct 2 5:00 pm / Moscone West L3, Room 3008

  • Our demo pod: Oracle Directory Services Plus: Performant, Cloud-Ready demo / Moscone South, Right - S-222

Demonstration Hours @ Moscone South: Mon 10:00 - 6:00 / Tues 09:45 - 6:00 / Wed 09:45 – 4:00


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

Tuesday Jul 17, 2012

First Bundle Patch for ODSEE 11.1.1.5.0 Released!

The ODSEE Bundle Patch 11.1.1.5.1 was just released, and patches version 11.1.1.5.0 DS and DPS components. It is now available through the Oracle Patch Portal under My Oracle Support (MOS).

This Bundle Patch is being provided also for existing Sun DSEE 7 and ODSEE 11.1.1.3.0 deployments that are first upgraded to ODSEE 11.1.1.5.0.

Customers are strongly encouraged to install the ODSEE Bundle Patch 11.1.1.5.1.

The ODSEE Bundle Patch 11.1.1.5.1 release notes are available within the patch in the README.HTML file.

As detailed in KM_Doc_ID_1373397.1, the ODSEE product releases follows the new patch delivery process.

For more details on this Bundle Patch please check under My oracle Support KM Doc ID 1474190.1


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 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.



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.

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.


Friday Oct 22, 2010

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

Sun Forum for directory is now moved to Oracle Forum.

You will find there the same great level of interaction with our community of users.

Since September 24, Sun Forum is in read-only mode for reference to past questions, Oracle Forum is the right venue for new threads and new topics related to Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition as well as former Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition.

Tuesday Sep 21, 2010

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 310
Available Access Management
Middleware s317244 Enforcing Segregation-of-Duties Controls with Identity Moscone South Rm 309
Management

Thursday Jul 29, 2010

ODSEE 11gR1 Released: Download and Upgrade today

Oracle  Directory Server Enterprise Edition 11gR1 just released!


Like Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0, ODSEE 11g Release 1 allows companies to grow faster and easier. The significant improvement in performance overs previous releases allows companies to accelerate their applications while reducing their total cost of ownership. Companies can also reduce cost by improving serviceability with faster 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 Active Directory, all under one product (ODSEE) and licensed as part of Oracle Directory Services Plus.

ODSEE 11gR1 is a rebranded release of Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 and is equivalent to a 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 patches and hot fixes.

This release also aligns the list of supported platforms with most other Oracle Fusion 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:

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)
    • 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:

ODSEE Product Management

Thursday Jul 15, 2010

New Software Download Location

We have moved software downloads to Oracle E-Delivry: http://edelivery.oracle.com/.

When you have reached "Media Pack Search " page, please select "Sun Products" as Product Pack.

If you experience difficulties with an older release, please contact your Support Representative, as an ultimate resource please send an email to dsee-pm@sun.com.

Wednesday Jun 23, 2010

Identity Synchronization for Windows 6.0 Service Pack 1 Just Released !

Picture credit: Sador.

Identity Synchronization for Windows 6.0 Service Pack 1 is a bug fixes release available as patches.

Please check README file included in patches for detailed list.

To upgrade from 6.0 to 6.0 SP1 please download the appropriate patch from SunSolve (you need to have a valid maintenance contract):

For Solaris SPARC : 144589-01, for Solaris X86: 144590-01, for RHEL 3.0 and 4.0: 144591-01, for Windows: 144592-01

The migration procedure is described in the README file in the "Special Install Instructions" section .

A full distribution for ISW 6.0SP1 including a specific document that describes in particular the installation procedure is expected to come at a later point.


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