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Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g: A Hands-On Tutorial by Adrian Ward, Haroun Khan, Christian Screen

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Security

It would be difficult to discuss the overall architecture of Oracle BI 11g without at least giving some mention to how the basics of security, authentication, and authorization are applied. By default, installing the Oracle WebLogic Server provides a default Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server referred to as the WebLogic Server Embedded LDAP server.

This is a standards-compliant LDAP system which acts as the default authentication method for out-of-the-box Oracle BI 11g. Integration of secondary LDAP providers, such as Oracle Internet Directory (OID) or Microsoft Active Directory (MSAD) is crucial in order to leverage most organizations' identity management systems.

The combination of multiple authentication providers ...

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