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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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Creating the Tennis users, roles, and associations

You've taken a look at the WLS embedded LDAP server and you have also completed an exercise using WLST to create a new user via scripting. There is one other operation that is integral to managing users and groups within Oracle BI 11g — application roles.

Application roles provide a means to associate universal privileges to users and groups, regardless of which identity provider they may stem from. That is to say, we can assign an embedded WLS LDAP user, and a user from our active directory LDAP, to a single application role. Then, we can assign certain privileges within the Oracle BI 11g application to that application role. In addition, you can assign application roles to another application ...

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