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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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Configuring an LDAP identity provider in WLS

In just about every Oracle BI 11g implementation, the organization already has an existing Identity Store established. This is typically an LDAP-based store containing the users within the organization, which has each user's responsibilities organized into a set of groups, and so on. This is common place. WebLogic allows an Oracle BI 11g implementation to leverage the existing structuring of users by adding it as an Identity Store provider. The LDAP store can then determine who can authenticate, or gain entry, into Oracle BI 11g, and who cannot. Along those same lines, the groups stemming from LDAP will also assist in determining which users have specific privileges once they have gained entry into ...

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