21 Accessing Oracle Unified Directory by Using Oracle Directory Services Manager

Oracle Directory Services Manager (ODSM) is an interface for managing instances of Oracle Unified Directory. ODSM enables you to configure the structure of the directory, define objects in the directory, add and configure users, groups, and other entries. ODSM is also the interface you use to manage entries, schema, security, and other directory features.

This section covers the following topics:

Additional information about using ODSM to manage Oracle Unified Directory is available in the following sections:

21.1 Invoking Oracle Directory Services Manager

For information about supported browsers for ODSM, refer to System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gR2, which is linked from: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

To invoke ODSM, enter the following URL into your browser's address field: http://host:port/odsm where host is the name of the managed server on which ODSM is running and port is the managed server port number of the admin server. The default admin port is 7001.

Connect to the server as described in the following section.

21.2 Connecting to the Server From Oracle Directory Services Manager

The following image shows a portion of the main ODSM screen, from which you can connect to a specific Oracle Unified Directory instance.

Enter the following information to connect to an Oracle Unified Directory instance:

  • Server. Enter the name of the directory server to which you want to connect.

  • Port. Enter the administration port number of the directory server to which you want to connect.

  • User name. Enter the bind DN to connect to the directory.

  • Password. Enter the bind password to connect to the directory.

If SSL is enabled, you are asked to trust the server certificate.


If you change the browser language setting, you must update the session in order to use the new setting. To update the session, either reenter the ODSM URL in the URL field and press Enter or quit and restart the browser.

21.3 Displaying Server Information With Oracle Directory Services Manager

The Home tab of each server instance in ODSM enables you to view specific information about the server.

This section describes how to view server information and contains the following topics:

21.3.1 View Version Information

The version information panel indicates the version number of the ODSM instance, the Oracle Unified Directory instance, and the version of the Java Runtime Edition (JRE).

21.3.2 View the Server Role

The server role can be one or more of the following, depending on how the Oracle Unified Directory instance was set up.

  • Directory

  • Proxy

  • Load Balancer

  • Distributor

  • Replication Gateway

  • Replication Server

For more information, see "Selecting a Server Role" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Unified Directory.

21.3.3 View Server Statistics

The OUD Statistics panel displays installation details and basic monitoring information for this server instances. The following information is displayed:

  • Server Start Time. The latest date and time on which the server was started successfully.

  • Installation Path. The network path to the installation files for this server instance.

  • Instance Path. The network path to the instance files for this server instance.

  • Administrative User. The root user that was configured when the server was set up. For more information, see Chapter 26, "Managing Administrative Users."

  • Total LDAP Operations Completed (per sec) (since startup). The total number of LDAP operations performed on the server, divided by the number of seconds that have passed since server startup.

  • Average Elapsed Time per Operation (since startup) (ms). The average time taken to complete an LDAP operation.

  • Connection Rate (con/sec). The number of connections that the server is currently handling per second.

21.3.4 View the Configured Connection Handlers

The Connection Handlers panel details of all the connection handlers that are configured for this server instance, including the type of connection handler, the port on which that connection handler is listening, and whether the connection handler is enabled.

For more information about connection handlers, see Section 17.1.5, "Configuring Connection Handlers With dsconfig" and Section 17.3, "Managing Administration Traffic to the Server."

21.3.5 View the Configured Naming Contexts

The Naming Contexts panel displays all naming contexts, or suffixes, that are configured on this server instance, including the network group to which that naming context belongs, the number of entries in the naming context and whether or not that naming context is replicated.

21.3.6 View the Configured Data Sources

For proxy servers, the Data Sources panel displays all of the data sources, or back-end LDAP servers that are managed through that proxy instance.