New OVD Samples and Tutorials Posts
By Mark Wilcox - CTO - Oracle Consulting Security-Oracle on Dec 18, 2008
I have added new sample OVD Java plug-ins to our sample code page. These include a "virtual memberof" attribute and one that uses Oracle Coherence for cache storage.
The memberof plug-in satisfies a common request - which is to allow any person entry to have a list of groups it's a memberof. This is a standard attribute on AD entries and I will concur it is a useful attribute.
Now to the second example. Regular readers know that OVD does not require a cache to function. However, some people are enamored with cache - which OVD does support without the need for any custom code or any external database (unlike our competition). And it is a true cache - meaning it is memory-based and stores the results of previous queries. This example basically extends the current OVD cache so that it can use Oracle Coherence for its cache "storage". The benefit of Coherence is that it makes it easier to share cache results between OVD instances. It also can support other more sophisticated deployment models such as "near" and "far" caches.
While I can't officially say "if or when" - I hope that both of these plug-ins eventually make it into the core OVD product. But I wanted to share them with the community so that customers could take advantage of them without needing to wait on official release cycles.
Finally Phil Hunt has written up a tutorial on using ArisID with OVD. ArisID is the reference implementation of the Identity Governance Framework. The tutorial can be found here. He also gave a webcast on ArisID recently.