Oracle Fusion Middleware Release Notes for Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition

Directory Proxy Server Limitations

This section lists product limitations.

Do not change file permissions by hand.

Changes to file permissions for installed Directory Server Enterprise Edition product files can in some cases prevent the software from operating properly. Only change file permissions when following instructions in the product documentation, or following instructions from Oracle support.

To workaround this limitation, install products and create server instances as a user having appropriate user and group permissions.

Self-signed server certificates cannot be renewed.

When creating a self-signed server certificate, make sure you specify a validity long enough that you do not have to renew the certificate.

Directory Proxy Server does not ensure atomicity with the join data view write operations.

To ensure atomicity, do not use the join data view for write operations. If you perform write operations on join data view, use an external mechanism to prevent or detect inconsistencies. You can monitor inconsistencies by monitoring Directory Proxy Server error log.

Wrong default value in man pages

The log-buffer-size (5dpconf) man page displays the wrong default size of the access log buffer. The default buffer size for access log is 1M.

The man pages for pattern matching distribution algorithm incorrectly show the respective properties as single-valued. The properties are multi-valued.

When Oracle is the JDBC source, the ldapsearch command does not return an attribute with an empty value.

Oracle handles an empty string as NULL. The empty string and NULL are both valid values for an LDAP entry, but it is not possible to distinguish the two in Oracle. This issue was corrected for other JDBC sources in issue 6766175, as noted in Bugs Fixed in This Release.