RE: tnsManager Vs OID

From: Bobak, Mark <>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 12:26:58 -0400
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Hi Sundar,

As to Memory footprint, I'm not sure what it is for OID, as I never got it fully installed and working. Jared Still, and perhaps others, may be able to offer information on that.

As to other options or features of OID, well, it supports enterprise users and SSO (single sign on). This is the feature that allows for enterprise wide user authentication and account administration. Not sure what other features OID may offer. I know that SSO is a big one, and it's generally the other main reason (besides name resolution) that people look at doing OID implementations. There may be other stuff I'm overlooking. I'm definitely not an OIM/OID expert, by any means.

Hope that helps,


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From: [] On Behalf Of sundar mahadevan Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 11:22 AM
Subject: tnsManager Vs OID

Hi Gurus,
This request is intended to Mark Bobak or anyone using/familiar with tnsManager. I came across the recommendation of using tnsManager in place of OID for the use of names resolution in Martin Bach's mail to the list about "Use of OID for name resolution". I did not want to hack his thread and hence created a separate one. This is completely for my knowledge.

I would like to hear from anyone on the following: 1) Memory footprint of tnsManager is 2MB and requires 500KB diskspace. What are the OID usage statistics?
2) Both tnsManager and OID are free with regard to names resolution. What other priced features/options does OID offer other than names resolution?

Kindly pardon my ignorance on OID. Many Thanks for your help.

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