OracleInternetDirectoryAuthenticator not Visible in Provider LOV when Creating New Users (Doc ID 986602.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 13, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 11.1.1.1.0 to 11.1.1.3.0 [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 13-Nov-2013

Symptoms

After configuring OIDAuthenticator security provider for the realm in the WebCenter domain the provider does not show up in the LOV when trying to create a new user from WLS Console. As a result it is not possible to create new users in OID, only in Embedded LDAP.

The documentation suggests that there should be a value for OIDAuthenticator in the provider LOV when trying to create a new user.

See the documentation here:
Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle WebCenter 11g Release 1 (11.1.1)
23.3.3.1 Adding Users Using the WebLogic Server Administration Console
"To add users to the embedded LDAP or to an external LDAP from the WebLogic Server Administration Console:"

Step 8:

"From the Provider drop-down menu, select the Authentication provider for the user.
If multiple WebLogic Authentication providers are configured in the security realm, they will appear in the list. For the embedded LDAP, choose DefaultAuthenticator; for Oracle Internet Directory, choose OracleInternetDirectoryAuthenticator. For other external LDAPs, choose the authenticator associated with that LDAP."


Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Set up OID as the identity store for the myrealm in the WebCenter domain as per the documentation here.
  2. Try to create a new user from WLS Console from the myrealm of the WebCenter domain.
    Notice that the OIDAuthenticator does not show up in the Provider LOV, only the DefaultAuthenticator

Cause

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