October, 2006

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  • Alex Tcherniakhovski - Security

    A PRACTICAL SCENARIO OF USING EXPORT_PASSWORD ATTRIBUTE

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    If you have been working with MIIS for some time then you probably noticed that each connector space receives an attribute called export_password. Intuitively I knew that this attribute must have something to do with the password synchronization capabilities of MIIS, but unfortunately I could not find any good documentation to help me better understand the role this attribute plays or scenarios in which we could be leveraging this attribute. Luckily while working on my extMA for Oracle principals, I found myself in a situation where I needed to resolve an issue with setting initial Oracle user passwords, which prompted me start asking questions about this attribute. Many thanks to Tomasz Onyszko who helped me understand the role of export_password attribute and how to utilize it in my extMA. In this blog I will show how I used the export_password attribute to solve what I believe to be a very common scenario of setting-up initial password via extensible Management Agent (extMA). ...
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