The Administering Oracle Internet Directory describes Oracle Internet Directory concepts and architecture, and step-by-step instructions for performing basic and advanced administrative tasks.


This document is intended for anyone who performs administration tasks for the Oracle Internet Directory. You should be familiar with either the UNIX operating system or the Microsoft Windows operating system to understand the line-mode commands and examples. You can perform all of the tasks through the command line utilities, and you can perform most of the tasks through Oracle Directory Services Manager and Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control, which are operating system-independent.

To use this document, you need some familiarity with the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

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Related Documents

For more information, see the following documents:

For additional information, see:

  • Chadwick, David. Understanding X.500—The Directory. Thomson Computer Press, 1996.

  • Howes, Tim and Mark Smith. LDAP: Programming Directory-enabled Applications with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. Macmillan Technical Publishing, 1997.

  • Howes, Tim, Mark Smith and Gordon Good, Understanding and Deploying LDAP Directory Services. Macmillan Technical Publishing, 1999.

  • Internet Assigned Numbers Authority home page, for information about object identifiers

  • Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) documentation available at:, especially:

    • The LDAPEXT charter and LDAP drafts

    • The LDAP charter and drafts

    • RFC 2254, "The String Representation of LDAP Search Filters"

    • RFC 1823, "The LDAP Application Program Interface"

  • The OpenLDAP Community,


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