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Using LDAP connections from Clients running on Mainframe (Doc ID 368829.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 31, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version to [Release 8.1.7 to 9.2]
IBM z/OS on System z
IBM z/OS (OS/390)


Using LDAP,OID connections for Oracle clients running on z/OS Mainframe to remote Oracle Database.

Directory Usage Parameters (ldap.ora)

This file supplies configuration parameters related to using directory-based server
name resolution. You may need to supply it when your sqlnet.ora
NAMES.DIRECTORY_PATH parameter includes LDAP as a naming method.
In a POSIX ON environment, this file has the name ldap.ora and is located in one of
several HFS directories as described for UNIX systems in the Oracle Net Services
Reference Guide. When POSIX is OFF, this file is opened as //DD:LDAP which means it is specified by
the LDAP DD statement. In this case the file can be a sequential data set, a PDS
member, an instream (DD *) data set, or an HFS file (DD PATH=). A sequential or
partitioned data set can have record format F, FB, V, or VB. Data that is not a part of
the Oracle Net input, such as sequence numbers, is not permitted
There are no z/OS-specific considerations for the data in this file. 

N.B For 10.2.0.x clients on Z/OS please refer to <document 734163.1>


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