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11g Release 1 (11.1.1.8.0)

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19 Overview of the Oracle WebCenter Sites-LDAP Integration

This chapter provides an overview of your options to integrate Oracle WebCenter Sites with an LDAP server.

This chapter contains the following sections:

19.1 Introduction

WebCenter Sites connects to an authentication system through the Directory Services API. This API provides out-of-the-box support for two types of authentication systems, as shown in Figure 19-1.

Figure 19-1 Two Types of Authentication

Description of Figure 19-1 follows
Description of "Figure 19-1 Two Types of Authentication"

Note:

External user managers can also be integrated with WebCenter Sites, but must be customized to authenticate and/or authorize users.

19.2 LDAP Integration Options

The following types of external directory servers can be integrated with WebCenter Sites:

Both integration options involve connecting the LDAP server to the Directory Services API by setting connection properties in the WebCenter Sites futuretense.ini, futuretense_xcel.ini, and dir.ini files. Integration is complete when the WebCenter Sites user data is written to the LDAP server. Which type of data must be written depends on LDAP schema:

The following table summarizes LDAP schema and integration requirements.

Integration Type/Method Flat Schema LDAP - Authentication Flat Schema LDAP - Authorization Hierarchal Schema LDAP - Authentication Hierarchal Schema LDAP - Authorization

WebCenter Sites Web Application

Required

Required

Required

Optional

Method

Integrator writes WebCenter Sites users and ACLs to LDAP

Use integrator or manually write WebCenter Sites roles and sites to LDAP

Integrate manually

Integrate manually