Why do I see Orphaned Users in EEM? How do they become orphaned?
An orphaned user is an application user whose corresponding global user does not exist in the directory (MDB or external). A user can become orphaned under the following circumstances:-
This happens because application user details are always stored in the MDB, irrespective of whether the EEM user store is the CA MDB or an external LDAP directory. So, when we switch references in EEM, the application details can be accessed in both the cases. However, the "global user", which the application details are referring to, might not exist in both the directories. So when we switch the reference in EEM, if the global user cannot be found in the new directory, then the user becomes orphaned.