OBIEE 11g Key Terminology Change

28 Nov

In OBIEE 11G release, the following terminology changes have been made:

  • iBots have been renamed to agents (also known as intelligent agents)
  • Requests (or reports) have been renamed to analyses, and the term reports now refers to BI Publisher reports
  • Presentation columns have been renamed to attribute columns
  • Charts have been renamed to graphs
  • Security terminology and architecture has changed : Oracle Business Intelligence 11g is tightly integrated with the Oracle Fusion Middleware Security architecture and delegates core security functionality to components of that architecture. Specifically, any Oracle Business Intelligence installation makes use of the following types of security providers:
  1. An authentication provider that knows how to access information about the users and groups accessible to Oracle Business Intelligence and is responsible for authenticating users.
  2. policy store provider that provides access to Application Roles and Application Policies, which forms a core part of the security policy and determines what users can and cannot see and do in Oracle Business Intelligence.
  3. credential store provider that is responsible for storing and providing access to credentials required by Oracle Business Intelligence.

By default, an Oracle Business Intelligence installation is configured with an authentication provider that uses the Oracle WebLogic Server embedded LDAP server for user and group information. The Oracle Business Intelligence default policy store provider and credential store provider store Credentials, Application Roles and Application Policies in files in the domain.

After installing Oracle Business Intelligence you can reconfigure the domain to use alternative security providers, if desired. For example, you might want to reconfigure your installation to use an Oracle Internet Directory, Oracle Virtual Directory, Microsoft Active Directory, or another LDAP server for authentication. You might also decide to reconfigure your installation to use Oracle Internet Directory, rather than files, to store Credentials, Application Roles, and Application Policies.




Posted by on November 28, 2010 in BI Publisher, OBI EE, OBIEE 11g


3 responses to “OBIEE 11g Key Terminology Change

  1. Kranthi

    December 9, 2010 at 5:54 am


    I follow your blog regularly…..good posts and thanks for sharing knowledge that you come across.

    • Shiva Molabanti

      December 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm

      Thank you very much Kranthi.

      -Shiva Molabanti

  2. Amrutha Kalidindi

    January 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Thank you for the short note of Key changes..your posts are really helpful.Keep going


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