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Applied Oracle Security by Bryan Wise, Richard Wark, Patrick Sack, Tyler Muth, Hamza Jahangir, Scott Gaetjen, David Knox

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CHAPTER 10Oracle Directory Services

This chapter focuses on Oracle’s approach to solving the challenge of providing fast, reliable, and scalable repository for storing, organizing, and retrieving identity and access information. Oracle’s directory strategy relies on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) standard as the primary interface for exchanging and managing the directory data. The original point of creating the LDAP server was to have an information repository highly optimized for reading data. While Oracle has certainly made its LDAP servers much more capable in handling large transaction (read-write) volumes, optimized reads continues to be the basic driver for using an LDAP server.

Oracle offers two directory products—Oracle ...

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