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OUD - How to Configure and Use Execution Context ID (ECID) to Troubleshoot OUD Integration With Other Oracle Products (Doc ID 2197011.1)

Last updated on MAY 28, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Unified Directory - Version 11.1.1.5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Execution context ID (ECID) is a unique identifier to correlate events or requests associated with the same transaction across several components.

The ECID value for a particular request is generated at the first layer and is passed down to the subsequent layers. The ECID value is logged (and audit-able) in each product involved in the transaction.  ECID allows an administrator to track the end-to-end flow of a particular request across the product stack.

ECIDs are supported by OUD and can be used to track LDAP requests from the client down to the ultimate LDAP server processing the request (including LDAP access layer/proxy if any).

When performing an LDAP operation, a client can pass an ECID using the LDAP control extension "2.16.840.1.113894.1.8.31". This ECID is logged by OUD. The OUD server generates an ECID in case none is present in the incoming request.

Solution

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