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Oracle Unified Directory 12c Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2

Elke Phelps
Product Management Director

(Contributing Author:  Allison Sparshott)

(Updated 20-May-2020:  Added clarification that the minimum requirement for this feature is Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 or ATG Delta 7.)

We are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Unified Directory (12.2.1.3.0) with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 and higher or ATG Delta 7 and higher.  Oracle Unified Directory can be used when enabling single sign-on capabilities for the E-Business Suite via Oracle Access Manager.

How does this relate to Oracle Internet Directory?

Oracle E-Business Suite users now have the choice to use either Oracle Unified Directory or Oracle Internet Directory when integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Access Manager for single sign-on.  

Should I use Oracle Internet Directory or Oracle Unified Directory?

From the perspective on an E-Business Suite end-user, both directories offer the same functionality, namely, end-users can log on to the E-Business Suite.  The choice really depends upon your user directory administrators.  You should use the one that meets your user administration requirements the best.

Here are the options.  If you're:

  • Running EBS 12.1, you can only use Oracle Internet Directory
  • Running EBS 12.2: you can use Oracle Internet Directory or Oracle Unified Directory

Do I need to switch from OID to OUD?

No.  You can continue to use Oracle Internet Directory with EBS 12.1 and 12.2.  There is no need to switch from Oracle Internet Directory to Oracle Unified Directory.

Can I eliminate both OID and OUD?

No.  When integrating E-Business Suite with Oracle Access Manager, EBS has hardcoded dependencies that require either OID or OUD.  You must have one of these two directories.

This article discusses OID but applies equally to OUD now.  The same technical dependencies exist for Oracle Unified Directory and Oracle Internet Directory when integrating the E-Business Suite with Oracle Access Manager. 

Certified Platforms

Integration with Oracle Identity and Access Management 12c involves components spanning several different suites of Oracle products. There are no restrictions on which platform any particular component may be installed so long as the platform is supported for that component.  For information on operating systems supported by Oracle Identity and Access Management 12c and its components, refer to the Oracle Identity and Access Management 12c (12.2.1.3.0) Certification Matrix.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Deepa Nambiar Saturday, June 29, 2019
    Thanks Elke. As always great article and great information!!!
    We have had a customer requirement for a while. We at Johns Hopkins University-APL would love to have EBS direct integration with Active directory, (without the need for OID or OAM in the middle) in support of E business suite single sign on.
    Other Oracle products like People soft and OBIEE support direct integration with AD. I am hoping in the area of standards driven IT, this requirement gets prioritized and makes it to your roadmap, and will be supported in the near future. Are you able to provide any insight into this.

    Thanks
    Deepa Nambiar
    Deputy Service Manager Oracle Infrastructure
  • Elke Phelps (Oracle Development) Tuesday, July 2, 2019
    Deepa, I'm glad you found the article informative. Thanks for your feedback and request.

    Removing the OAM/OID/OUD dependency and providing direct integration with MS AD for single sign-on is a request that we have received from a number of customers. Currently, we have no plans to provide this solution and will continue to require OAM/OID/OUD for SSO for EBS. I will add your name to the list of requesting customers.

    Regards,
    Elke
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