What is Oracle Internet Directory?
Oracle Internet Directory is part of the Oracle Application server with repositories of passwords and usernames. OID works directly on the lightweight directory Access Control Protocol. It helps in combining the directory service with the power of the Infrastructure Repository of the Oracle database. LDAP was the first method of looking through the emails when having the Internet which quickly changed to storing and retrieving all data even with PKI keys. It is a kind of protocol to ask for information but in OID, there is also the actual directory. This simple protocol has turned into the basis of looking up to web servers and web pages on the Internet. It contains the dictionary of a configuration application that can be delegated in various levels of administration.
OID helps in dealing with the security maintenance with the Oracle Repository data looking after the information. It uses SSL for ensuring that data is not modified in any case. If your organization is running on multiple servers, then it might get difficult to manage. In this case, you can install an LDAP for the centralizing of the localized data. Oracle Net Services is used for accessing OID for resolving database services. If any database is moved from its place, then OID also needs to be updated immediately. When it comes to OID, the Subscriber has the same meaning as Enterprise.
If you are using OID for hosting of all other enterprises then each enterprise is called a subscriber. If you are using the same just to contain only your enterprise data, then it has the only subscriber which is your enterprise. Oracle9iAS contains groups and privileges found in OID. You can use the same for administering groups and users. You can help in delegating the privileges to other users as well. It leads to the creation of its own space in the Oracle Internet Directory. It leads to all components enabling the same data. It also helps in the centralizing of security by maintaining and managing all users under one application.
There are two types of OID.
1. The new OID is not shared with any third-party software with the installation in the areas and groups of Oracle9iAS. You have to create new entries for using this.
2. The older OID did not give privileges and you have to assign it based on the policy of your enterprise.
It is an important component of Oracle and needs to be practiced efficiently.
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