Directory Server Enterprise Edition

Last modified 14 Apr 2021 17:53 +02:00


Provisioning works well.
Synchronization works well.

Recommended connector

LDAP Connector

DSEE is an LDAP server, therefore provisioning is done using normal LDAP operations.

The changes in DSEE are detected using Retro Change Log mechanism. Retro Change Log is presented as an LDAP subtree with base DN of cn=changelog. Each change is represented as an entry in that subtree and it remains in that subtree for few days.

Identity Connector Framework (ICF) LDAP connector is recommended. The connector scans the cn=changelog subtree for new entries in regular intervals.

The connector is using a special user for accessing DSEE, e.g. uid=idm,ou=Administrators,dc=example,dc=com. The connector should not use the cn=directory manager superuser. Firstly, this is a best practice. Secondly, midPoint is itself making the changes to the directory tree during provisioning. We do not want to detect these changes in LDAP (as "echoes"), as it may cause loops in the business logic. Therefore connector is filtering out all changes made by this user. Therefore, this user should be dedicated to midPoint.

Resource Configuration

Oracle DSEE Installation

This installation guide describes installation under GNU/Linux. Full installation guide is available at:

Download Oracle DSEE from Oracle’s website. You may need to login with your Oracle SSO credentials. The ZIP file is named similarly to “” or “”.

Unzip the downloaded file.

Go to the “ODSEE_ZIP_Distribution” directory.

Unzip the “” file to your installation directory, e.g. “/opt”. "dsee7" directory will be created.

We will skip control center installation and go to the directory server instance creation now. The instance data will be stored in /opt/dsee7/dsInst and will be listening on
ports 1389 (LDAP) and 1636 (LDAPS).

Directory Server Instance Creation
/opt/dsee7/bin/dsadm create -p 1389 -P 1636 /opt/dsee7/dsInst

Starting/Stopping DSEE Instance

Use dsadm command to start/stop your instance:

Starting DSEE instance
/opt/dsee7/bin/dsadm start /opt/dsee7/dsInst
Stopping DSEE instance
/opt/dsee7/bin/dsadm stop /opt/dsee7/dsInst

Setting Up Directory Content

The directory server needs to be populated with data (at least basic tree structure) and a midPoint administrative user has to be created. The user is assumed to be uid=idm,ou=Administrators,dc=example,dc=com in following examples.

IDM Administrative User
dn: uid=idm,ou=Administrators,dc=example,dc=com +
 objectclass: top +
 objectclass: person +
 objectclass: organizationalPerson +
 objectclass: inetOrgPerson +
 uid: idm +
 cn: IDM Administrator +
 sn: IDM Administrator +
 description: Special LDAP acccount used by the IDM to access the LDAP data. +
 ou: Administrators +
 userPassword: secret

First, a new empty directory suffix (database) must be created:

/opt/dsee7/bin/dsconf create-suffix -p 1389 -N "dc=example,dc=com"

You can import the base LDAP structure with the user described above (with corresponding ACI) by importing any *.ldif file from samples/dsee directory, e.g.:

ldapadd -f example-base-only.ldif -h localhost -p 1389 -D "cn=Directory Manager" -W

Enabling Retro ChangeLog

To enable external access to Changelog data, Retro Changelog must be enabled:

/opt/dsee7/bin/dsconf set-server-prop -h localhost -p 1389 retro-cl-enabled:on

Restart the directory server instance:

/opt/dsee7/bin/dsadm stop /opt/dsee7/dsInst
/opt/dsee7/bin/dsadm start /opt/dsee7/dsInst

Your Changelog data should now become visible as cn=changelog.

More information about Changelog can be found in Oracle’s DSEE7 Administration Guide.

Access Control Setup

The IDM administration account needs access right to the cn=changelog suffix.
Create a LDIF file with the following contents:

dn: cn=changelog
changetype: modify
add: aci
aci: (target="ldap:///cn=changelog")(targetattr="\*||+")(version 3.0; acl "IDM Access to ChangeLog"; allow (read,search,compare) userdn="ldap:///uid=idm,ou=Administrators,dc=example,dc=com";)


Check Retro Changelog State

/opt/dsee7/bin/dsconf get-server-prop -h localhost -p 1389 retro-cl-enabled

Check External Changelog Availability

ldapsearch -h localhost -p 1389 -D "uid=idm,ou=Administrators,dc=example,dc=com" -w secret -b "cn=changelog" "(objectclass=\*)"

Set Maximum Age For Changelog Entries

/opt/dsee7/bin/dsconf set-server-prop -h localhost -p 1389 retro-cl-max-age:duration

where duration can be either undefined (no age limit) or one of the following:

  • s for seconds

  • m for minutes

  • h for hours

  • d for days

  • w for weeks

Enabling Rename/Move

/opt/dsee7/bin/dsconf set-server-prop -h localhost -p 1389 moddn-enabled:on