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The "Group Membership Searching: Limited" Option Has No Effect / is Ignored When Querying Groups in WLS Identity Service if "Direct" Flag is Set to "false". With "Direct=true", it Works as Desired. (Doc ID 2399390.1)

Last updated on MAY 17, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Virtual Directory - Version 12.2.1.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

The "Group Membership Searching: Limited" option has no effect on querying groups in WebLogic (WLS) IdentityService if "direct" flag is set to "false". With "direct=true", it works as expected.

It seems the "Limited" flag is ignored if "direct" is set to false.

For example, with the following hierarchy:

Test-1
- user1
- user2
- Test-11
-- user11
-- user12
- Test-111
-- user111
-- user112

Then run getGrantedRolesToGroup in WLS Identity Service Console, with "Group Membership Searching: Limited" and Search Level: 1.

If the "direct" flag is set to "false", all parent groups are returned.

If the "direct" flag is set to "true", only the direct parent is returned.

Solution

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