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We are in the early stages of our OIM project and most recently OVD was installed in a development environment.  Are other schools using OVD (Oracle Virtual Directory) and if so what types of things are you using it for?  If you use it to pull attributes from databases do you see any performance hits?

 

-Paul Hodgdon

 

IT Accounts & Remedy Administration Manager

University of New Hampshire

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Paul.Hodgdon@unh.edu

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Paul,

are you asking me, or just copying me fyi?

Petr

Sent from my iPad

We are currently working hard to use OVD to get Oracle RDBMS to authenticate to our Unix/Sun/ODSEE directory environment, aka, Oracle Enterprise Security (OES). It hasn't been a linear process, but we're getting better at it.

Over the years, we have dreamed up the following uses of OVD, but none of them were large enough to drive the initial deployment of OVD. Perhaps with OES motivating OVD's rollout, we can add some of these others.
-Attribute-value access control -- let the physics department see their entitlements/courses but not other departments' values
-Easier access control than what Netscape-derived directories offer, probably database driven
-Turn ldap attributes into virtual ldap groups... stop maintaining lists of memberuid/uniquemember values
-Smarter load balancing: operation retry, dedicated back-end servers for certain applications or certain search patterns
-Better operation logging and statistics
-Provide predictable DNs for applications too stupid to do the necessary ldap search before binding
-Move our mail-client whitepages shim from OpenLdap/Perl to OVD

On the worrisome side, there seems to be minimal expertise within Oracle... OVD's documentation is good, but their training and services have not been able to address our needs.

Any experience or advice?

Thanks,
  Bert



From: "Paul Hodgdon" <Paul.Hodgdon@UNH.EDU>
To: IDM@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Sent: Thursday, February 2, 2012 7:09:12 AM
Subject: [IDM] OVD Use Cases

We are in the early stages of our OIM project and most recently OVD was installed in a development environment.  Are other schools using OVD (Oracle Virtual Directory) and if so what types of things are you using it for?  If you use it to pull attributes from databases do you see any performance hits?

 

-Paul Hodgdon

 

IT Accounts & Remedy Administration Manager

University of New Hampshire

Client Services

Primary: (603) 862-2377

Alternate: (603) 862-4242

Paul.Hodgdon@unh.edu

http://accounts.unh.edu

 

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