New LDAP Import Whitepaper available

The LDAP Import feature of the Oracle Utilities Application Framework has been available since the framework was created. The idea of the interface is to allow a site to import data from an LDAP based security source (such as Microsoft Actve Directory, Oracle Internet Directory etc) into the security model used by the Oracle Utilities Application Framework. This facility allowed a site to load the security model from the LDAP and keep it in synchronization (from the LDAP to the security model only). Originally, this facility was initiated online and called a part of XAI to complete the import.

Based upon feedback from our customer base, this facility has been updated in Oracle Utilities Application Framework V4.1 to now be submitted in batch using a standard job (F1-LDAP). Like the previous online based facilities, this job requires the credentials to the LDAP server, location of the server (defined as a JNDI server in the meta data) and a mapping file to map the elements of the LDAP query to the security model. This means now the process of synchronization from the LDAP to the security model can be maintained from a scheduled job rather than an online function.

Allowing the facility to be executed in batch (rather than online) allows it to be scheduled and also handle larger amounts of data than the online facility could.

In Oracle Utilities Application Framework V4.1 the online functionality now takes the user to submit the F1-LDAP job to initiate the process.

The LDAP Integration for Oracle Utilities Application Framework based products whitepaper (Doc Id: 774783.1 on My Oracle Support) has been updated to include this new approach (as well as the online approach used for Oracle Utilities Application Framework V2.x).

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Anthony Shorten
Hi, I am Anthony Shorten, I am the Principal Product Manager for the Oracle Utilities Application Framework. I have been working for over 20+ years in the IT Business and am the author of many a technical whitepaper, manual and training material. I am one of the product managers working on strategy and designs for the next generation of the technology used for the Utilities and Tax markets. This blog is provided to announce new features, document tips and techniques and also outline features of the Oracle Utilities Application Framework based products. These products include Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing, Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management, Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management and Oracle Enterprise Taxation and Policy Management. I am the product manager for the Management Pack for these products.

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