New domains in WebLogic Server 12c are created with the default authentication provider called
DefaultAuthenticator authenticates the users and groups stored in the internal LDAP mechanism on the WebLogic Server. The internal LDAP runs embedded with the WebLogic Server Instance. The Administration Server runs the master LDAP and the Managed Servers run the LDAP as replicas.
It is possible to use the internal LDAP to store and authenticate the users and groups in production, but the WebLogic administrator can add more robust types of authentication providers such as, a database, Active Directory, and external LDAP, among many others.
In this recipe, a new SQL authentication provider ...