Testing Oracle OID
I thought we could benefit from the central list of articles about Oracle Internet Directory (OID), that I used (and will be using) to prepare test environment for OID. As you know Oracle Names server is deprecated and replaced by Oracle Internet Directory – a beast in it’s own. My main goal was to setup Oracle OID for resolving Oracle services (to replace local TNSNAMES.ORA files on our client machines).
Note, that you can use OID as a replacement for Oracle Names Server free of charge! The second goal is to test out OID as a central LDAP directory for user authentication – OID in this role needs appropriate license.
- the first article that I read was the one from Howard Rogers, “Implementing Oracle Internet Directory”. An excellent starting point. My OS was fresh installation of Windows 2003 Standard Edition instead of CentOS from the article. Despite of that an installation was trouble free. Article is so well written that you can’t go wrong if you follow instructions (and use some mojo between the ears ;-).
- OTN How-to article: How to set up Enterprise User Security
- OTN White Paper: Enterprise User Security With Oracle Database 10g, by Dan Norris, TUSC [PDF]
- Oracle manual: Oracle® Database Enterprise User Administrator’s Guide