Migrating from Oracle Directory Server (ODSEE), Identity Synchronization for Windows(ISW) To OUD, Directory Integration Platform(DIP) – Part 1

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I was recently involved with a complex Oracle Directory Server migration. In the next few posts I am going to share my experience in the migration process the steps to complete a successful migration, and of curse the pitfalls/issues.

The environment involved consist.
Coming from:
Oracle Directory Server (ODSEE) Multi master / Multi Datacenter,
And Identity Synchronization for Windows (ISW) – used for
Going to:
ODSEE => Oracle Unified Directory(OUD) (12c)
Weblogic Server (Infrastructure download) (12c) (used for DIP and OUDSM)
ISW => Directory Integration Platform(DIP) (12c)
Last, Oracle Unified Directory Gateway was used to keep the environments in sync at time of the migration.

Note: With the configuration below I avoided the OUD/OID Oracle Database requirement.

Since the migration is quite complex, I divided the configuration into separate parts.

This is part 1, Downloading required software.

Creating OUD related environment

First lets create the OUD environment.
Note: I am using Solaris + ZFS to mange the file systems, feel free to use your choose file system.

Create ~oud/.bashrc with the below content.

Downloading the required software

OUD requires java 1.8 and compiler software. on Solaris its as simple as running the below to install. (on linx its just you, apt, etc…)

Create install directories.

Below are software components you will need to successfully complete the migration.

  1. Weblogic: Oracle Fusion Middleware Software Downloads
    Select Oracle WebLogic Server 12cR2 ( >
    Fusion Middleware Infrastructure installer (about 1.5GB)
    Save to /installs/WLS.
  2. OUDDownload Oracle Unified Directory 12cPS3 (
    Select Oracle Unified Directory 12cPS3 ( – generic
    Save to /installs/OUD
  3. OIDDownload Oracle Internet Directory 12cPS3 (
    Select Oracle Internet Directory 12cPS3 (
    save to /installs/OID

Installing OUD Multi-Master

Installing OUD

Below are a few screen captures on the OUD installation.

Install OUD patches.

Before we continue we will need to creating certificate keys, I will be using one key for all Multi-Master DNS,IP names outline below.
If using a self signed without CA certificate, run the below.

With a CA
If using a self signed with CA certificate, run the below.

Lets copy the key we are going to use to /oud/certs.

So far we have completed the OUD installation. In Part 2 I am going to show you – how to Configuring OUD Multi-Master, Install and configure the OUD Gateway.
To continue reading Part 2 click here.

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