I am Mark Wilcox and I am a Principal Product Manager for Oracle. I'm responsible for Oracle Virtual Directory, Oracle Communications Universal User Profile and Oracle's Identity Governance Framework implementation. I'm perhaps best known for writing Implementing LDAP - the first book on developing LDAP applications (which if you own, then you can judge how I have aged over the past decade).
Most enterprise environments use LDAP for authentication and authorization. However, as a developer you might not have access to the enterprise LDAP server. Or perhaps you are not familiar using LDAP tools to manage users and roles. In this presentation you can learn how Oracle Virtual Directory can be combined with Oracle XE (or any other database) to simplify this component of the development process without needing to write any custom code. And then see how this simplifies moving your product into production