Identity Management Suite Plus
Like most of our customers, you probably already have a corporate identity management system in place. And, you've probably not been enjoying the experience of redundantly administering the same user in your corporate identity management system as well as the E-Business Suite. If this describes your environment, this in-depth article about integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12, Oracle Single Sign-On and Oracle Internet Directory with third-party identity management systems will show you a better way of managing your EBS users.
It is possible to integrate the E-Business Suite with existing third-party LDAP and single sign-on solutions via Oracle Application Server 10g and Single Sign-On 10g, like this:
Third-party single sign-on solutions can be integrated with Oracle Single Sign-On 10g, and third-party LDAP directories can be integrated with Oracle Internet Directory 10g. From there, it's a short hop to the E-Business Suite.
A user logs on their PC using their Windows userid and password. Wanting to avoid real work, the user decides to file a long-overdue expense report for last year's OpenWorld conference. He starts Internet Explorer, opens Favorites, and selects a bookmarked link for the E-Business Suite's Self-Service Expenses.
Self-Service Expenses starts up, and the user begins the process of assembling rationalizations to justify that 0 dinner at Jardiniere with their favorite Oracle blogger. (This is a fictional example, of course; nobody takes bloggers out to dinner)
We sometimes call this "zero sign-on" because the user never actually logged on to any Oracle systems at all; their Windows Kerberos ticket gave them an all-access pass to the E-Business Suite automatically.
Magic? What Really Happened?
Brace yourself: some of the following material might require a couple of passes to sink in.
The "deluxe" scenario above illustrates the following integrations:
- Microsoft Active Directory with Oracle Internet Directory 10g
- Microsoft Kerberos Authentication with Oracle Single Sign-On 10g
- Oracle Application Server 10g with the E-Business Suite
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