|Oracle® Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle Directory Integration Platform
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)
Part Number E10031-03
This chapter outlines the procedures for integrating Oracle Identity Management with Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP in a production environment. It contains these topics:
Notes:This chapter assumes familiarity with the chapter on Oracle Internet Directory concepts and architecture in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle Internet Directory. It also assumes familiarity with the earlier chapters in this book, especially:
Synchronization is supported between Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) or later and Novell eDirectory 8.6.2 or later or OpenLDAP 2.2.
Before configuring basic or advanced synchronization with Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP, ensure that your environment meets the necessary synchronization requirements by following the instructions in "Verifying Synchronization Requirements".
Note:To reconcile correctly, additions and deletions must be performed from only one of the synchronized directories. In other words, you can perform additions and deletions from Oracle Internet Directory or eDirectory/OpenLDAP, but not both. However, modifications can be performed from either directory.
You can use the
expressSyncSetup command to quickly establish synchronization between Oracle Internet Directory and Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP.
expressSyncSetup uses default settings to automatically perform all required configurations To use
expressSyncSetup to synchronize with Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP, refer to "Creating Import and Export Synchronization Profiles Using expressSyncSetup".
When synchronizing multiple profiles from eDirectory or OpenLDAP to one Oracle Internet Directory container, you must filter out only the specific users to be reconciled to prevent the reconciliation process from inadvertently deleting users. You can filter out only the specific users to be reconciled by performing either of the following steps:
Modify the mapping rule so each profile creates the user in a different container. Refer to "Customizing Mapping Rules" for more information.
Modify the reconciliation rules in the mapping file to synchronize only a specific subset of users. Refer to "How Do I Define a Reconciliation Rule?" for more information.
When you install Oracle Directory Integration Platform, sample import and export synchronization profiles are automatically created for each of the supported third-party directories. The sample synchronization profiles created for Novell eDirectory are:
Novell eDirectoryImp—The profile for importing changes from Novell eDirectory to Oracle Internet Directory
Novell eDirectoryExp—The profile for exporting changes from Oracle Internet Directory to Novell eDirectory
The sample synchronization profiles created for OpenLDAP are:
OpenLDAPImport—The profile for importing changes from OpenLDAP to Oracle Internet Directory
OpenLDAPExport—The profile for exporting changes from Oracle Internet Directory to OpenLDAP
You can also use the
expressSyncSetup command or Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control to create additional synchronization profiles. The import and export synchronization profiles created during the install process or with
expressSyncSetup are only intended as a starting point for you to use when deploying your integration of Oracle Internet Directory and Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP. Because the default synchronization profiles are created using predefined assumptions, you must further customize them for your environment by performing the following steps in the order listed:
Plan your integration by reading Chapter 16, "Third-Party Directory Integration Concepts and Considerations", particularly "Novell eDirectory and OpenLDAP Integration Concepts". Be sure to create a new profile by copying the existing eDirectory or OpenLDAP template profile by following the instructions in "Creating Synchronization Profiles".
Configure the realm by following the instructions in "Configuring the Realm".
By default, the Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP Connector retrieves changes to all objects in the container based on the
modifytimestamp attribute. If you are interested in retrieving changes to specific types of objects, such as changes to users and groups, then you should configure an LDAP search filter. This filter screens out changes that are not required when the Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP Connector queries Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP. The filter is stored in the connected directory matching filter attribute (
orclodipcondirmatchingfilter) in the synchronization profile.
The Novell eDirectory and OpenLDAP sample import profiles are configured to retrieve changes to users, groups, and container objects from Novell eDirectory and OpenLDAP, respectively. Computers are not retrieved. The value of the
searchfilter attribute is set as follows:
searchfilter=(&(!(modifiersname=connected_dir_account)) (|(objectclass=domain)(objectclass=organizationalunit) (objectclass=organization)(objectclass=person) (objectclass=groupofnames)))
You use the
update operation of the manageSyncProfiles command to update the
searchfilter attribute if you want to synchronize entries other than users or groups. For example, the following command updates the
searchfilter attribute to synchronize only users and groups:
manageSyncProfiles -operation update -profile profile_name odip.profile.condirfilter searchfilter= (|(objectclass=groupofnames)(objectclass=person))
All attributes specified in the
searchfilter attribute should be configured as indexed attributes in Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP.
Refer to "Managing Synchronization Profiles Using manageSyncProfiles" for more information about the
See Also:The appendix on the LDAP filter definition in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle Internet Directory for instructions on configuring an LDAP search filter
Customize ACLs as described in "Customizing Access Control Lists".
When integrating with Novell eDirectory, the following attribute-level mapping is mandatory for all objects:
GUID:1: : :orclNDSObjectGUID: :orclndsObject:bin2b64(guid) Modifytimestamp:1 : : :orclsourcemodifytimestamp: :orclndsobject: Createtimestamp:1 : : :orclsourcecreatetimestamp: :orclndsobject: Targetdn:1: : :orclsourceobjectdn: : orclndsobject:
When integrating with OpenLDAP, the following attribute-level mapping is mandatory for all objects:
entryuuid:1: : : orclOpenLdapEntryUUID: : orclOpenLdapObject Modifytimestamp:1 : : :orclsourcemodifytimestamp: : orclOpenLdapObject Createtimestamp:1 : : :orclsourcecreatetimestamp: : orclOpenLdapObject Targetdn:1: : :orclsourceobjectdn: : orclOpenLdapObject:
Example 22-1 Attribute-Level Mapping for the User Object in Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP
Cn:1: : :person: cn: :person: sn:1: : :person: sn: :person:
Example 22-2 Attribute-Level Mapping for the Group Object in Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP
Cn:1: : :groupofname: cn:groupofuniquenames
In the preceding examples,
sn from Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP are mapped to
sn in Oracle Internet Directory.
Customize the attribute mappings by following the instructions in "Customizing Mapping Rules".
Synchronizing deletions from Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP in Oracle Internet Directory is handled with the reconciliation approach, as described in "Synchronizing from Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP to Oracle Internet Directory". Because the reconciliation process is time and CPU intensive, by default, reconciliation occurs at a 3600 second (or 1 hour) interval. You can modify the length of this interval according to your environment by using the
manageSycnProfiles command and
-params option to modify the odip.profile.reconciliationtimeinterval parameter.
To avoid decreased performance on the server when synchronizing deletions from Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP in Oracle Internet Directory, you can customize the comparison to search specific subsets of the DIT. You specify the subset search criteria as part of the map file by using the
The default reconciliation rules for Novell eDirectory are as follows:
The default reconciliation rules for OpenLDAP are as follows:
The preceding rules specify that the search criteria be applied in the following two steps:
Search for all entries in the
inetorgperson object class. You can also specify different subsets within this rule according to the attribute values.
Search for all entries in the
groupofnames object class in Novell eDirectory or in the
groupofuniquenames object class in OpenLDAP.
You define a reconciliation rule with one object class, one attribute, and any number of values. You can use any attribute that is synchronized with Oracle Internet Directory to define a reconciliation rule. However, you must observe the following two requirements:
The attribute of the specified object class must be defined in the mapping rules
The corresponding Oracle Internet Directory attribute must be indexed
For example, consider the following reconciliation rule:
In the preceding reconciliation rule, the name of the object class is
myobjclass and the name of the attribute is
myattr. You can assign values of
val3 to the
myattr attribute. To use the
myattr attribute, the following mapping rule must be defined:
myattr: : : myobjclass:attr: :objclass:
The preceding mapping rule defines the
myattr attribute in the
myobjclass object class, and
attr is the corresponding Oracle Internet Directory attribute that should be indexed.
Defining reconciliation rules generates search filters that query Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP to determine the number of deleted entries. For example, with the
attr reconciliation rule example in the previous section, the following search filters are generated in Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP:
(&(objectclass= myobjclass) (createtimestamp<=orclodipreconciliationtimestamp) (myattr=val1))
(&(objectclass= myobjclass) (createtimestamp<= orclodipreconciliationtimestamp) (myattr=val2))
(&(objectclass= myobjclass)(createtimestamp<= orclodipreconciliationtimestamp)(myattr=val3))
The reconciliation rule and mapping rule also generate corresponding filters in Oracle Internet Directory. For example, the following Oracle Internet Directory filters are generated for the
attr reconciliation rule:
(&(objectclass= objclass) (orclndsobjectguid=*)(orclSourceCreateTimeStamp<= orclodipreconciliationtimestamp)(attr=val1))
(&(objectclass= objclass) (orclndsobjectguid=*)(orclSourceCreateTimeStamp<= orclodipreconciliationtimestamp)(attr=val2))
(&(objectclass= objclass) (orclndsobjectguid=*)(orclSourceCreateTimeStamp<= orclodipreconciliationtimestamp)(attr=val3))
The Advanced Configuration Information (
orclodipAgentConfigInfo) attribute in a synchronization profile stores any additional configuration information needed by a connector to synchronize Oracle Internet Directory with a connected directory. You can use the
SkipErrorToSyncNextChange parameters with any connected directory.
For Novell eDirectory and OpenLDAP, you can also use the parameters listed in Table 22-1 to specify additional configuration information.
Tip:Refer to the "Advanced" section for a description of all Advanced Configuration parameters for synchronization profiles.
Table 22-1 Novell eDirectory and OpenLDAP Synchronization Parameters for the Advanced Configuration Information Attribute
Indicates the type of the
This parameter is applicable only for eDirectory and OpenLDAP, which handle synchronization based on timestamps and do not support changelog. Search Time Delta Size in seconds determines the time interval for processing changes during each synchronization cycle iteration. The default value is 3600. The number of iterations performed during each synchronization cycle depend on the number of pending changes. For example, if the Search Time Delta In Seconds parameter is set to 60 and there are changes pending for about one minute, synchronization will require a single iteration. If changes are pending for three minutes, synchronization will require three iterations.
When the number of changes per minute is small, you will experience better synchronization efficiency by setting Search Time Delta Size in seconds to a higher value.
Be sure the value you set for the Search Time Delta In Seconds parameter does not exceed the LDAP search limit of the connected directory server. Otherwise, you may receive an error during synchronization and some changes may not be processed.
Determines how deleted entries in Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP are synchronized with Oracle Internet Directory. If you assign a value of
Specifies the time difference between a computer that is running Oracle Internet Directory and a computer that is running Novell eDirectory. This parameter is necessary because synchronization between Oracle Internet Directory and Novell eDirectory will not function properly if the time on the Novell eDirectory computer is earlier than the time on the Oracle Internet Directory computer. You assign to this parameter a value in seconds that is equal to the time difference between the two computers. The default value is 0.
Identifies the unique attribute in Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP that can be used to search for an entry. You assign to this parameter a value of
Identifies the class used by the profile for reconciliation purposes.
The Oracle Directory Integration Platform can synchronize password changes from Oracle Internet Directory to Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP only when the directories are running SSL server-side authentication. You cannot synchronize passwords from Novell eDirectory to Oracle Internet Directory. However, you can synchronize passwords from OpenLDAP to Oracle Internet Directory.
Note:Oracle Internet Directory requires password to be a minimum of 5 characters. If any OpenLDAP passwords consist are less than 5 characters, the password synchronization to Oracle Internet Directory will fail.
Perform the following tasks to synchronize passwords from OpenLDAP to Oracle Internet Directory:
Add a mapping rule that enables password synchronization. For example:
userpassword: : : inetorgperson: userpassword: person
Enable the password policy and reversible password encryption in the Oracle directory server. To do this, assign a value of
1 to the
orclpwdEncryptionEnable attributes in the entry
DN_of_realm. You can do this by using
ldapmodify and uploading an LDIF file containing the following entries:
dn:cn=PwdPolicyEntry,cn=common,cn=products,cn=oraclecontext,DN_of_realm. changetype: modify replace: orclpwdpolicyenable orclpwdpolicyenable: 1 - replace: orclpwdencryptionenable orclpwdencryptionenable: 1
The section "Configuring Mapping Rules" for instructions on adding mapping rules
The chapter on directory storage of password verifiers in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle Internet Directory for information about enabling reversible encryption
Configure the Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP connector for synchronization in SSL mode by following the instructions in "Configuring the Third-Party Directory Connector for Synchronization in SSL Mode".
Configure the Novell eDirectory or OpenLDAP external authentication plug-in by following the instructions in "Configuring External Authentication Plug-ins".
Read Chapter 23, "Managing Integration with a Third-Party Directory" for information on post-configuration and ongoing administration tasks.