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Is It Possible to Configure a Client (ldap.ora) to Automatically Switch to a Different (Unrelated) Directory Server (Different Domain) for DB Authentication? How to Configure Multiple Separate Directory Servers in ldap.ora? (Doc ID 2177537.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 28, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Internet Directory - Version 11.1.1 and later
Oracle Virtual Directory - Version and later
Oracle Unified Directory - Version and later
Advanced Networking Option - Version 11.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


If there are two or more directory servers totally unrelated, in the ldap.ora or DNS you can only access one directory server at a time.

To change to a different directory server, you need to keep multiple ldap.ora's, one for each, and re-set up the environment each time.

Looking for a simpler/transparent way to configure a client to automatically switch from one directory server to another.

How to configure a client so it is flexible enough to connect to different directory servers, i.e., using the same ldap.ora file or a different configuration?

How to configure a client to connect to multiple directory servers in different domains?


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