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Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 12c - second Edition by Haroun Khan, Christian Screen, Adrian Ward

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Creating users, roles, and associations

In the previous section, you've briefly reviewed the embedded WebLogic LDAP Server, and also completed an exercise using WLST to create a new user via scripting. There is one other operation that is integral to managing users and groups within Oracle BI - Application Roles.

Application Roles provide a means to associate universal privileges to users and groups, regardless of which identity provider (for example, MS Active Directory, Oracle OID, and so on) they may stem from. That is to say, we can assign an embedded WLS LDAP user and a user from our Active Directory LDAP to a single application role. We could then assign certain privileges within the Oracle BI application to that specific application role. ...

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