Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How to create new Admin users in Oracle Internet Directory (OID)

A lot of us end up using the superuser 'cn=orcladmin'  to connect to OID for all use-cases.
Certainly this is not the best practice as the superuser 'cn=orcladmin' is a privileged user having more privileges than are needed certain admin functions having access to multiple realms on OID. 

While there is no documented way to create a second superuser for OID, like cn=orcladmin. But, a user with the same privileges as the realm Admin (cn=orcladmin,dc=<companyName,dc=com) can be created and used for the following use cases : 
  • Use in OAM Console for Identity Store credentials
  • Providing ODSM login capability to admin users to view/modify the LDAP Tree for their realm
  • Any kind of CRUD based LDAP APIs used in Java Code
  • Separate password policies can be created for these users which are different from the cn=orcladmin superuser etc.

This user can be created as follows : 
  1. Create an LDIF file with the following content
    dn: cn=myadmin,cn=Users,dc=oracle,dc=com
    givenname: myadmin
    sn: myadmin
    cn: myadmin
    uid: myadmin
    mail: myadmin@oracle.com
    objectclass: top
    objectclass: person
    objectclass: inetOrgPerson
    objectclass: orclUser
    objectclass: orclUserV2
    objectclass: organizationalPerson


  2. Run ldapadd
    ldapadd -h <OID_host> -p <OID_port> -D "cn=orcladmin" -w <password> -f <LDIF_filename>
        Alternatively, we can use the 'Import' function available in Data Browser tab in ODSM .

3.  Confirm that you are able to bind successfully as the newly created user
  ldapbind -h <OID_host> -p <OID_port> -D      "cn=myadmin,cn=users,dc=oracle,dc=com" -w <password>

4. Get the existing group memberships for the orcladmin user
  ldapsearch -h <OID_host> -p <OID_port> -D "cn=orcladmin" -w    <password> "<DN_of_orcladmin>" "dn"

Alternatively use 'Import' feature in Data Browser tab of ODSM to import the SuperUser.ldif file attached (essentially contains the 
all groups to be added for a Realm Admin in LDIF format)

Reference Doc ID 454796.1

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