Re: How to setup LDAP

From: Nigel Thomas <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2008 09:56:26 -0800 (PST)
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why not add your OID document it into Oracle Wiki ( "the official public Oracle Wiki, where members of the Oracle community (employees and non-employees) collaboratively create and share content about Oracle-related subjects they're passionate about."

I'm sure it would be much appreciated

Regards Nigel

  • Original Message ---- From: Rich Jesse <> To: Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2008 2:43:12 PM Subject: Re: How to setup LDAP

Did this change? I thought that OID was "free" for database *naming*, i.e. TNSNAMES.ORA replacement, but database *authentication* was when the Advanced Security license kicked in.

I have written up a somewhat lengthy document on how to do a full manual install of OID 10gR2 on AIX 5.3 (Linux and other Unix should be similar), including screenshots, MetaLink references, and important hard-to-find information like "where to find the &##$!@% software". It's in a wiki format, if anyone would care to publicly and freely host it (Dokuwiki, but should easily convert to most other formats).


>> Our management has decided to have all authentication done through
>> (existing) LDAP. Please forgive my ignorance, but I do not have any idea
>> how
>> to set/test in test environment.
> If it is just for database authentication, it's a simple entry in sqlnet.ora
> .
>> Most of search directs me to OID. I am not sure I need to use OID. Do we
>> need license to use LDAP?
> You can use OID for database authentication without any extra licensing
> fees.
> See the Oracle Software Investment Guide for details.
> (sorry, you'll have to google for that yourself)
> --
> Jared Still
> Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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