|Oracle Internet Directory Administrator's Guide
Part Number A90151-01
This section provides a brief description of new features introduced with the latest releases of Oracle Internet Directory, and points you to more information about each one. It contains these topics:
This section describes the new features introduced with Oracle Internet Directory release 3.0.1.
This new feature enables you to run more than one installation of Oracle Internet Directory on a single host. You can then replicate between them or use this new feature as part of a failover strategy.
This new service enables directory users to modify their own personal data--such as addresses, phone numbers, and photos--without the intervention of an administrator. It also enables users to search other parts of the directory to which they have access. This frees directory administrators for other tasks in the enterprise.
This new feature enables you to synchronize various directories with Oracle Internet Directory. It also makes it easier for third party metadirectory vendors and developers to develop and deploy their own connectivity agents.
Password policy management enables you to establish and enforce rules for how passwords are used.
These procedures enable you to upgrade from Oracle Internet Directory release 2.1.1.
This section describes the new features introduced with Oracle Internet Directory release 2.1.1.
Attribute options enable you to specify how the value for an attribute is made available in a search or a compare operation. For example, suppose that an employee has two addresses, one in London, the other in New York. Options for that employee's
address attribute could allow you to store both addresses. Users could then search for either address.
Attribute options can include language codes. For example, options for John Doe's
givenName attribute could enable you to store his given name in both French and Japanese. A user could then search for the name in either language.
These enhancements enable you to specify the type of change log purging to use: change number-based or time-based.
This enhanced support enables you to use one or more of these attributes in searches.
This new feature enables you to migrate data from other LDAP v3-compatible directories into Oracle Internet Directory.
Object class explosion enables you to add or perform an operation on an entry without specifying the entire hierarchy of superclasses associated with that entry.
""Guidelines for Adding Object Classes" for an explanation of how to use this feature when adding object classes
This tool assists in capacity planning. It helps you analyze the various database schema objects so that you can estimate the statistics.
This new feature enhances the available password protection by storing passwords as hashed values. Storing passwords as one-way hashed values--rather than as encrypted values--more fully secures them because a malicious user can neither read nor decrypt them. You can select one of the following hashing algorithms:
The following new replication tools are now added:
This tool enables you to move changes from the human intervention queue to either the retry queue or the purge queue.
This tool enables you to synchronize conflicting changes in a replicated environment.
This new feature enables you to delete a node from a directory replication group.
If you are working in a metadirectory environment, then this new feature enables you to form a single virtual directory by synchronizing multiple directories with Oracle Internet Directory.
This feature was replaced in release 3.0.1 by the Oracle Directory Integration platform. See Chapter 22, "About the Oracle Directory Integration Platform" for further information.
These new procedures enable you to upgrade from either Oracle Internet Directory release 2.0.4.x or release 2.0.6. Not supported in release 188.8.131.52 or in release 3.0.1.