What's New in Oracle Identity Manager Connector for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne?

This chapter provides an overview of the updates made to the software and documentation for release 11.1.1.6.0 of the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne connector.

The updates discussed in this chapter are divided into the following categories:

Software Updates

The following sections discuss the software updates:

Software Updates in Release 11.1.1.6.0

The following are issues resolved in release 11.1.1.6.0:

Bug Number Issue Resolution
15920223 After re-installing the connector, job history of scheduled jobs that were run during the earlier installation were displayed. This issue has been resolved. Job history of scheduled jobs that were run during an earlier installation are no longer displayed.
16053666 If you were using Oracle Identity Manager 11g Release 2 BP01, then you might have encountered a SQL exception error while running the scheduled job for user data reconciliation in the target system mode. The minimum Oracle Identity Manager 11g Release 2 requirement for installting and using this connector is 11.1.2.0.4. Therefore, you no longer encounter this error.
16088723 The User ID attribute was missing while updating the request dataset. This issue has been resolved.
16490410 The IT Resource Type field was incorrectly tagged as ITResource=JDE. This issue has been resolved. The IT Resource Type field is now correctly tagged as ITResource=true.
16489930 When you created an access policy with the DLNA flag, the connector did not work as expected. This issue has been resolved.

Software Updates in Release 11.1.1.5.0

The following are software updates in release 11.1.1.5.0:

Support for Identity Connector Framework

The Oracle Identity Manager Connector for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is an ICF-based connector.

The Identity Connector Framework (ICF) is a component that provides basic provisioning, reconciliation, and other functions that all Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle Waveset connectors require. The ICF also uses classpath isolation, which allows the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne connector to co-exist with legacy versions of the connector.

See Section 1.4, "Connector Architecture" for more information.

Support for Deployment Using Connector Server

In the earlier releases, the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne connector could be deployed in the machine on which Oracle Identity Manager was running. This release onward, you can deploy this connector either locally in Oracle Identity Manager or remotely in the Connector Server.

See the following sections for more information:

Connection Pooling

A connection pool is a cache of objects that represent physical connections to the target. Oracle Identity Manager connectors can use these connections to communicate with target systems. At run time, the application requests a connection from the pool. If a connection is available, then the connector uses it and then returns it to the pool. A connection returned to the pool can again be requested for and used by the connector for another operation. By enabling the reuse of connections, the connection pool helps reduce connection creation overheads like network latency, memory allocation, and authentication.

One connection pool is created for each IT resource. For example, if you have three IT resources for three installations of the target system, then three connection pools will be created, one for each target system installation.

See Section 2.3.1.5, "Setting up the Lookup.JDE.Configuration Lookup Definition for Connection Pooling" for more information.

Independent Scheduled Jobs for User Records and Deleted User Records Reconciliation, and Lookup Field Synchronization

In the earlier releases, you had one scheduled task for configuring your connector for user record and deleted user record reconciliation in both the target resource and trusted source mode. Similarly, you had one scheduled task for running lookup field synchronization.

From this release onward, you have independent scheduled jobs as follows:

  • JDE User Target Reconciliation

  • JDE User Trusted Reconciliation

  • JDE User Target Delete Reconciliation

  • JDE User Trusted Delete Reconciliation

  • JDE Date Format Lookup Reconciliation

  • JDE Date Separation Character Lookup Reconciliation

  • JDE Decimal Format Characters Lookup Reconciliation

  • JDE Languages Lookup Reconciliation

  • JDE Localization Country Code Lookup Reconciliation

  • JDE Roles Lookup Reconciliation

  • JDE Time Format Lookup Reconciliation

  • JDE Universal Time Lookup Reconciliation

See the following sections for more information about each of the scheduled jobs:

Transformation and Validation of Account Data

You can configure transformation of account data that is brought into Oracle Identity Manager during reconciliation. In addition, you can configure validation of account data that is brought into or sent from Oracle Identity Manager during reconciliation and provisioning. See the following sections for more information:

Support for Configuring the Connector for Multiple Target System Versions

From this release onward, you can configure the connector for target system installations of different versions. See Section 4.5, "Configuring the Connector for Multiple Installations of the Target System" for more information.

Documentation-Specific Updates

The following sections discuss the documentation-specific updates:

Documentation-Specific Updates in Release 11.1.1.6.0

The following is a documentation-specific update in revision "9" of release 11.1.1.6.0:

  • The "Oracle Identity Manager" row of Table 1-1, "Certified Components" has been renamed to "Oracle Identity Governance or Oracle Identity Manager" and also updated to include support for Oracle Identity Governance 12c (12.2.1.4.0).

The following are documentation-specific updates in revision "8" of release 11.1.1.6.0:

The following are documentation-specific updates in revision "7" of release 11.1.1.6.0:

The following are documentation-specific updates in revision "6" of release 11.1.1.6.0:

The following are documentation-specific updates in revision "5" of release 11.1.1.6.0:

The following is a documentation-specific update in revision "4" of release 11.1.1.6.0:

A "Note" regarding lookup queries has been added at the beginning of Chapter 4, "Extending the Functionality of the Connector."

The following is a documentation-specific update in revision "3" of release 11.1.1.6.0:

Information about limited reconciliation has been modified in Section 3.3.2, "Limited Reconciliation."

The following are documentation-specific updates in revision "2" of release 11.1.1.6.0:

Documentation-Specific Updates in Release 11.1.1.5.0

There are no documentation-specific updates in this release of the connector.