Friday Mar 07, 2014

Transition project from Sun DSEE 6 to OUD


Interesting post from Sylvain Duloutre on sharing experience in a deployment transition from DSEE 6 to OUD.

Check out his blog entry here.

Friday Feb 28, 2014

Oracle Forum extended to cover OUD

We have extended the original Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition ODSEE / Sun DSEE to also cover Oracle Unified Directory.

Feel free to join the community here.

Monday Feb 24, 2014

Oracle Unified Directory certified with CA SiteMinder


Recently noticed that Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2 was certified as Policy and User Stores for SiteMinder 12.52.
This is documented in CA SiteMinder 12.52 Product Support Matrix on CA's web site
(you might require an account).

Friday Jan 31, 2014

Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c for Oracle Unified Directory available !

We just released the OUD Plug-in so that you can now also monitor OUD 11.1.2.1 and 11.1..2.2 with Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c

Monitor OUD 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
Now the Plug-in for Oracle Unified Directory extends Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c to add support for monitoring your OUD 11.1.2.1 and 11.1.2.2 instances.

For more details please check documentation.

Plug-in is available through the self update feature of Enterprise Manager 12c

Monday Jan 27, 2014

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

Friday Dec 06, 2013

Want to Centraly Manage Oracle DB ?

Tired as a DBA to have to manage separate users in multiple Oracle DBs over and over?

Tired as a user to have multiple login names and password to remember?

Tired to have no self-service solution to reset password?

Tired to face complex auditing questions to find out which user has which privilege?

Concerned that if you want to remove access to a user you might miss removing for some database?

Concerned that you passwords would not meet the policy that you have globally defined?

Look into Oracle Enterprise User Security & Oracle Unified Directory for:

  • Users defined in one place
  • Assign user's privileges in one place
  • Delegating database user management to the help desk
  • Controlling user's passwords through a common identity store such as your Corporate Directory

User Authentication Stores can be any of:

  • Oracle Unified Directory
  • Oracle Internet Directory
  • Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Novell eDirectory

You have choice for authentication to use:

  • User/Password
  • Kerberos

For more check out our White Paper here.

Monday Sep 30, 2013

Thanks for attending Oracle Open World 2013

Big "Thanks" to all our customers and especially to our directory friends who visited and met us at the Oracle Open World  at:

  • Our booth showcasing  "Oracle Unified Directory: Optimized for Performance, Cloud Ready"
  • Our session on Oracle Unified Directory
  • Our customer session "200M: Real Word Large Scale Access and Directory Deployment at Verizon"
  • Our other Identity sessions and gathering events

As always, we enjoyed to discuss your evolutions and expansions plans.

Again, thanks for having dedicated time to Oracle Open World 2013.

Friday Aug 23, 2013

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, Oracle
Selvendran 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, Oracle
Neil 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, Oracle
Ashish 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, Oracle
Rajesh 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, Oracle
Ajay 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, Oracle
Sastry 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, Oracle
Darin 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, Oracle
Sid 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, Oracle
Sanjay 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, Oracle
Mike 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, Oracle
Kanishk
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, Oracle
Lee Howarth,
Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle

Moscone West, Room 2018


Tuesday Jul 09, 2013

Updated OUD Monitoring Plugin for Enterprise Manager Grid Control

We just released an updated version for the plugin so that you can now also monitor OUD 11.1.2.1.0 with Enterprise Manager Grid Control.

Monitor OUD 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
Now the System Monitoring Plug-In for Oracle Unified Directory extends Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control to add support for monitoring your OUD 11.1.2.1 instances.

For more details including documentation and download please visit:

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

Thursday Jan 03, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Best Wishes for 2013 with lot of new Identity, Access Management and Directory projects.

 Visit our web sites to learn more on our directories:

 -->  Oracle Directory Services Plus

 -->   Oracle Unified Directory / Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition / Oracle Virtual Directory / Oracle Internet Directory

 Find out My Oracle Support Communities here.

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 full high 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.


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.

Thursday Oct 11, 2012

Thanks for Stopping by at Oracle Open World

We would like to take the opportunity to say a big "Thanks" to all our clients and especially to our directory friends who visited and met us at the Oracle Open World  at:

  • One of OUD booths:
    • Next Generation Directory in the Middleware demo-ground
    • Optimized Solution for Oracle Unified Directory in the Hardware demo-ground
  • Our well attended session on Next Generation Directory: Oracle Unified Directory
  • Our other gathering events

It was a prerogative to discuss your directory usage, expansion plans, expected evolutions, and enhancements.

We enjoy working with our clients and are honored to be in business with them. Thank you once again for the opportunity.

Big thanks for making Oracle Open World 2012 a big event!


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


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