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How Does libOVD Format the Active Directory objectguid Attribute? (Doc ID 2609042.1)

Last updated on MARCH 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Virtual Directory - Version to
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When an Active Directory server is front-ended by an OVD Weblogic authentication provider, the AD objectguid attribute is mapped to the OVD orclguid attribute and its value is reformatted. Applications making use of this WLS authentication provider will get the re-formatted GUID value for users coming from AD.

The OVD-transformed value has a directory string format, eg:

orclguid: <directory_string_formatted_guid>

However, the value in AD is a binary whose hexdump looks like this:

xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx  (where x is an alphanumeric character)

Does libOVD perform the same reformatting of the AD value?

This could be important to know if you are going to convert your OVD authentication provider to a direct AD authentication provider, as this could assign a new GUID value to all users coming from AD in the applications that were previously using the OVD provider.


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