EmpowerID includes an Oracle connector that allows organizations to bring the user data (user accounts, profiles and roles) in their Oracle system to EmpowerID, where it can be managed and synchronized with data in any connected back-end user directories. When EmpowerID inventories Oracle, it creates an account in the EmpowerID Identity Warehouse for each Oracle user, a group for each Oracle profile, and an EmpowerID Business Role for each Oracle role.
EmpowerID Oracle connector allows organizations to bring the user data in their Oracle system to EmpowerID, where it can be managed and synchronized with data in any connected back-end user directories. Once connected, you can manage this data from EmpowerID in the following ways:
This topic demonstrates how to connect EmpowerID to Microsoft Dynamics AX and is divided into the following activities:
This opens the Account Store Details screen for the Oracle connector. The use of this screen is discussed in the next section.
The Account Store Details screen contains three panes that are relevant to the Oracle connector--the General pane, the Inventory pane, and the Group Membership Reconciliation pane. To view reference information about a particular pane, expand the drop-down for that pane.
This pane is used to set general configuration information for the Account Store.
Account Store Name - This is the name you gave to the account store when you created it. To change this name, click the Edit button, enter a new name in the Account StoreFriendly Name window that appears and then click OK to close the window.
Resource System Name - This is the name of the resource system EmpowerID created for the account store. To change this name, click the Edit button, enter a new name in the Resource System Friendly Name window that appears and click OK.
Connection Account - This is the proxy account EmpowerID uses to connect to the Oracle system. To change the account, click the Edit button, enter a new name in the Resource System Friendly Name window that appears and click OK.
Maximum Accounts per Person - This specifies the maximum number of user accounts from this domain that an EmpowerID Person can have linked to them. This prevents the possibility of a runaway error caused by a wrongly configured Join rule. It is recommended that this value be set to 1 unless users will have more than 1 account and you wish them to be joined to the same person.
Icon - This is the image icon that represents this account store in the EmpowerID user interfaces.
Allow Person Provisioning - If enabled, EmpowerID provisions a Person object for each user discovered in the account store.
Allow RET Provisioning - Allows or disallows the Resource Entitlement (RET) Inbox process to auto-provision accounts for this domain for users who receive RET policy-assigned user accounts, but have not yet had them provisioned.
Allow RET De-Provisioning - Allows or disallows the Resource Entitlement Inbox process to auto de-provision accounts for this domain for users who still have RET policy-assigned user accounts, but no longer receive a policy that grants them a user account in the domain. De-provisioning only occurs if the de-provision action on the Resource Entitlement policy is set to De-Provision.
Enable Attribute Flow - Allows or disallows attribute changes to flow between EmpowerID and the account store.
This pane is used to enable or disable inventory of the Account Store as well as to set the run schedule for the EmpowerID Inventory Job.
Inventory Schedule - This is the time span that occurs before EmpowerID performs a complete inventory of the resource system. The default value is 10 minutes. You can change this at any time by clicking the Edit button.
Enable Inventory - This allows EmpowerID to inventory the Account Store. The Inventory Job must be enabled for inventory to occur. This is discussed further in the below section.
Inventory Provision Request Workflow - This is the request workflow that is initiated when new accounts are discovered via the inventory feature. If you set this workflow, the Allow Automatic Person Provision and Allow Automatic Join Provision flags described below are ignored. You can enable this feature by clicking the Edit button.
Inventory Provision Request Workflow is not enabled by default and should be used only where customization of the process is required.
Allow Automatic Person Provision on Inventory - This allows EmpowerID to provision EmpowerID people for new accounts discovered during the inventory process if they meet the Provision Rule specified by the Custom_Account_InventoryInboxGetAccountsToProvision SQL stored procedure. This setting is discussed further in the below section.
Allow Automatic Person Join on Inventory - This allows EmpowerID to join newly discovered accounts to people during the inventory process if they meet the Join Rule as specified by the Custom_Account_InventoryInboxJoinBulk SQL stored procedure. This setting is discussed further in the below section.
RBAC-Assign Initial Group Membership On First Inventory - This setting pertains to Active Directory account stores only.
Re-Inventory - Enabling this option re-inventories all changes.
This pane is used to enable or disable and schedule group membership reconciliation for the domain. When this function is enabled, EmpowerID dynamically manages the membership of the Account Store's groups, adding and removing users to and from groups based upon policy-based assignment rules.
Membership Schedule - This is the time span that occurs before EmpowerID runs the Group Membership Reconciliation Job. The default value is 10 minutes. You can change this at any time by clicking the Edit button.
Enable this Functionality - Enables and disables group membership reconciliation on the Account Store.
For a greater discussion of these points within the context of connecting EmpowerID to an account store, see Connecting EmpowerID to Active Directory.