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The Oracle Net - LDAP FAQ (Doc ID 135696.1)

Last updated on APRIL 13, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 8.1.7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

Oracle9i is the terminal release of Oracle Names. LDAP Directory Naming is the direction for Oracle
databases network management and configuration.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
 1. How does Net8 relate to LDAP ?
 2.What is directory naming ?
 3. How can an existing client use Net8 directory naming if an LDAP directory has already been deployed?
 4.Can directory naming be employed along with other naming methods for example Oracle Names?
 5. Which LDAP directories does Oracle certify for Net8 directory naming ?
 6.How can I export data from Oracle Names to LDAP ?
 7. How can migration from a TNSNAMES.ora file be handled ?
 8. Can I migrate aliases for Net8 services in the directory ?
 9. How does OID handle failover for Net8 clients ?
 10. Can I cache service names in the LDAP server's memory if the repository database goes down ?
 11.Which SQLNET clients are able to resolve service names through LDAP ?
 12. What is the LDAP Proxy server ?
 13. Do I need to license OID when deploying the directory for NET8 ?

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