Oracle Identity Management (OID, OVD, OIF) 11gR1 Patchset 5 (11.1.1.6) Released.

I'm sure you've seen the flood of announcements from the other Fusion Middleware products about the 11.1.1.6 release. We got in on the fun too. You can download it here. And for a fresh install - you can start directly from 11.1.1.6. For the most part this is just a bug fix release for us. But there are a couple of enhancements I would like to share.

Oracle Virtual Directory

The biggest enhancement I would highlight is that we have dramatically simplified configuring OVD for Enterprise User Security (EUS). EUS has been something that has always worked but required to execute lots of individual steps. We now have this setup as a wizard and OVD's own Local Store Adapter holds most of the meta-data. So less work on the enterprise LDAP and fewer steps. It should mean initial EUS configuration by most people can now be done in less than a day.

Directory Integration Platform

DIP has been part of Oracle for over a decade but until 11.1.1.6 it required OID. Now it can be used with DSEE or OUD as its metadata store. This now means that if you want to deploy DSEE or OUD but need to synchronize groups & users from AD - you can do it without needing any type of custom code or bringing in a full provisioning product.
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