3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 14, 2010 5:25 PM by 751053 RSS

    SOA Integration with OID

    716071
      Hi All

      Does anybody knows any reported issues related to the integration between the several SOA suite modules (BPEL, ESB, BAM, BPA, Registry, Worklist and Business Rules) and the OID (LDAP from Oracle)?
      We intend to set up an environment where the authentication/authorization process will be centralized in OID for all SOA Suite modules. My main doubt is if all those modules supports the integration with LDAP (specially OID) and besides that if it will be necessary any aditional integration or special set up in OID to support SOA Modules.
        • 1. Re: SOA Integration with OID
          15060
          I think there may be a misunderstanding here - it makes little sense (to me) to have services as part of an application use directory based username/passwords to authenticate. Instead I would use fixed certificates since your links are mostly static.

          That said, there'll be no diference in how you integrate with OSB/BPEL etc. than you would a traditional java application. The security component used by those modules are the exact same. So setup your framework to map the security to the LDAP and utilize the standard JAZN and similar methods to validate security. With OSB you setup a security provider just as you would when you would when deploy a java application. Once done, referencing usernames and passwords is done as usual.
          • 2. Re: SOA Integration with OID
            432524
            I have build a system a long while ago in which I used the username/password combination in the header of some services using BPEL and then validated them (with and without OWSM) against the OID. So - yes, it works, but a certificate solution is certainly better.
            • 3. Re: SOA Integration with OID
              751053
              I have integrated BPEL, ESB, WSM, Worklist and Business Rules, jiveforums with microsoft active directory. Same way shud work with oracle ldap