3 Setting up Oracle Internet Directory Replication

In this exercise, you use Fusion Middleware Control to set up LDAP-based multimaster replication between two Oracle Internet Directory nodes.

3.1 Before you Begin

To complete this exercise, you need the following prerequisites:

  • Two Oracle Internet Directory instances in separate domains. Each instance must be registered with a WebLogic domain and have anonymous binds enabled.

  • The host, port, and replication DN password for each of the nodes. (If you provide the correct host, port, and password, the replication wizard fills in the replication DN.)

3.2 Setting Up an LDAP-Based Multimaster Replication Agreement

You configure a one-way, two-way, or multimaster LDAP replica by using the Replication Wizard in Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control. In this exercise, we will configure a multimaster agreement between two nodes.

Proceed as follows.

  1. Access Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control as described in "Accessing Fusion Middleware Control".

  2. From the Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control domain home page, under Fusion Middleware, under Identity and Access, select the Oracle Internet Directory component you want to use as the first node in the multimaster agreement. The home page for that instance of Oracle Internet Directory appears.

  3. From the Oracle Internet Directory menu, select Administration, then Manage Replication. This takes you to the Replication Agreements page. If this Oracle Internet Directory instance is not yet configured to be part of any replication agreement, the list is blank.

  4. Log in, by providing the host, port, and replication DN password. The replication DN fills in.

  5. Click the Create icon to invoke the Replication Wizard.

  6. On the Type page, select the replication type: Multimaster Replication.

  7. Click Next. The Replicas screen displays the replication type you selected.

  8. Provide the agreement name Testreplica. This must be unique across all the nodes.

  9. Primary node will be filled in with information about the current (primary) host. You must enter the information about the secondary host. Enter the host, port, and replication password for the for the secondary node. The Username (replication DN), will fill in automatically.

  10. Click Next to go the Settings page.

  11. In the LDAP Connection field, select Keep Alive. This specifies that the replication server use same connection for performing multiple LDAP operations.

  12. Use the default Replication Frequency.

  13. Use the default Human Intervention Queue Schedule. This is the interval, in minutes, at which the directory replication server repeats the change application process.

  14. The settings page also contains a section called Replication Server Start Details. Leave these disabled.

  15. Click Next to go to the Scope page.

  16. Leave the default naming context.

  17. Click Next. The Summary page displays a summary of the replication agreement you are about to create.

  18. Click Finish to create the replication agreement.