Identity Virtualization for BPM – or Using Multiple Directories

We often get questions about how to configure BPM to use multiple identity providers (directories, database, etc.) so that users of BPM Workspace (for example) can be authenticated against different providers.

A little known fact about BPM is that it includes identity virtualization support through libOVD.  It is not necessary to install a full blown OVD or to set up custom DB authenticators, etc.  You can just use libOVD.

My colleague Christopher Karl Chan from Denmark has a good introduction to this topic here which I would encourage you to read if you are looking at this kind of requirement.

About Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson is an Architect (an "IC6") in the Fusion Middleware Central Development Team at Oracle. Mark's job is to make Fusion Middleware easy to use in the cloud and at home, for developers and operations folks, with special focus on continuous delivery, configuration management and provisioning - making it simple to manage the configuration of complex environments and applications built with Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware and Fusion Applications, on-premise and in the cloud. Before joining this team, Mark was a senior member of the A-Team since 2010, and worked in Sales Consulting at Oracle since 2006 and various roles at IBM since 1994.
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