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Accessing Active Directory from Oracle Forms (is it possible?)

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I am creating a maintenance form to allow the Help Desk to create new users in the Oracle database.  I am wondering if I can create something in Oracle forms that would populate a list  with all the users in the Active Directory on our network.  Then select a username from that list.

Is this possible?  If so can you give me some direction on how to do it.
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it's possible but it's a stretch. I see where you are going...

I think you can do this, theoretically,

configure MS arctive directory server to store its repository to Oracle database ( i have doubt for the feasibility of doing this, if doable, then rest of the steps are easier).
then your Oracle forms can have a LOV of users created based on Oracle tables.



the part that I don't understand is that HELP desk should be much better of managing user directly using MS active directory itself. rather than going through Oracle forms...it's also struck me as a huge surprise that you want to combine Oracle form , Oracle database with MS active directory.


it's easier to use .NET or VB or ASP to come up with the similar solution for managing users...they got better interface with AD...
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This was just a "It would be cool" thought.  I just wanted the help desk to be able to select a name from the active directory and insert as an Oracle user.  The only reason for this is that I wanted to make it so a user did not have 2 different logins due to a typing error.
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you can do that in VB or ASP through the web just as the same.

don't bother to do it in Oracle form. it's too complicated and overkill.
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