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Master Note for Delegated Administrator (Delegated Administrator Console, "commadmin" CLI and Delegated Administrator Server) (Doc ID 1300904.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 30, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Delegated Administrator - Version 7.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Details

This is the Master Note for Delegated Administrator, which is a component of the Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite.

The Master Note for the Suite may be found here - Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite Master Note (Doc ID 1297190.1)

Audience

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Architectural Overview

Understanding the structure of components in Delegated Administrator is the most important thing you need to know.

#1: Delegated Administrator is a sophisticated LDAP editor for the Communications Suite.

For most people, it will work better than any other tool, such as ldapmodify and other product-specific tools.

#2: Delegated Administrator is a client-server environment.

The server, Delegated Administrator Server (DA Server), connects to your Directory Server. (In earlier versions, it did so via Access Manager). It runs inside a web container.

The clients are Delegated Administrator Console (DA Console) and "commadmin".

DA Console runs in a web container as well. It is a web "front-end", so you use your supported browser-of-choice.

The commadmin utility is a line command client. Most customers simply install it on the same system as the DA server, and ssh to that system, so it runs as a local utility.  It can be installed on any system that is a supported Communications Suite platform, and can make a connection to a DA Server.

#3. Is Access Manager used by your installation?

#4. What web container is being used?

Getting Started

If you are initially installing Delegated Administrator, the best place to begin is with the Delegated Administrator Installation and Configuration Guide.

Check Your Version

To identify the steps you will use to maintain your Delegated Administrator installation, you should begin with identifying which versions and patches you currently have installed.  To identify the versions and patches you have installed:

Delegated Administrator Console

Login as any delegated administrator.
Click on the "Version" button (upper left).

commadmin

Use the command with -V.
Ex:  commadmin -V

patch level

look for the appropriate patch base.
Ex.  showrev -p | grep "enter_patch_base_here"    

Patches

Delegated Administrator 7

The current version is DA7.0.0.11.0 See: Where are the patches for Delegated Administrator? (Doc ID 1283053.1)

Delegated Administrator 6.4*

*Contact support if these patches are needed

Review General Guidelines

 IMPORTANT:  This article focuses on patches for the Delegated Administrator. You may also need to install other patches, depending upon which feature of Delegated Administrator are used.

Perform the Steps for patch upgrading

Review Additional Patches Requirements

Depending upon your features, you may also need to install additional patches. This Note only focuses on the patches to maintain the core Delegated Administrator. Check the Patches and Updates section of My Oracle Support for patches related to other features.

The Delegated Administrator's critical application dependencies are the Directory Server and the web container (Web or Application Server). 

Other Important Knowledge Base Information

To stay informed of important issues related to Delegated Administrator, set your My Oracle Support Headlines and My Oracle Support Hot Topics to email you information on Delegated Administrator.  Please see Doc ID 166650.1, "Working Effectively With Global Customer Support."

Oracle Unified Communications Compatibility Matrix

Documentation

The most recent product documentation may be found here:


In addition, the following are the most commonly referenced sections of the Admin Guide:

Conventions

$DA_BASE - The base directory of the DA installation.

Previous Release Documentation

Customizations

Typically, a customization describes a change to a file in the web property, that is deployed to the web container.  In Delegated Administrator documentation, customization is used more losely in some cases, to describe "configurations that happen in post-config".

The documentation provides several pages that describe "customizations", which is actually a collection of sample changes to various files.

The types of customizations described in the documentation are supported, but technical support does not perform the development and deployment of a customer's customization.

Customer should also consider informing support when performing a customization, because not conceivable customization will work as expected.  For example. changing the logger.properties files is a customization, and it is supported.  However, other lines in other property files may not work as a customer would expect.

Troubleshooting

FAQ

For Delegated Administrator 6.x:



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In this Document
Details
 Audience
Actions
 Architectural Overview
 Getting Started
 Check Your Version
 Delegated Administrator Console
 commadmin
 patch level
 Patches
 Delegated Administrator 7
 Review General Guidelines
 Perform the Steps for patch upgrading
 Review Additional Patches Requirements
 Other Important Knowledge Base Information
 Oracle Unified Communications Compatibility Matrix
 Documentation
 Conventions
 Previous Release Documentation
 Customizations
 Troubleshooting
 FAQ
 For Delegated Administrator 6.x:
Contacts
References

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