Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Administration Guide

ProcedureTo Create an Attribute Type

You can use DSCC to perform this task. For information, see Directory Service Control Center Interface and the DSCC online help.

  1. Prepare your attribute type definition according to the syntax specified in RFC 4517.

  2. Use the ldapmodify(1) command to add your attribute type definition.

    Notice that Directory Server adds X-ORIGIN 'user defined' to the definition that you provide.

Example 12–1 Creating an Attribute Type

The following example adds a new attribute type with Directory String syntax using the ldapmodify command:

$ cat blogURL.ldif 
dn: cn=schema
changetype: modify
add: attributeTypes
attributeTypes: ( 
 NAME ( 'blog' 'blogURL' ) 
 DESC 'URL to a personal weblog' 

$ ldapmodify -D cn=admin,cn=Administrators,cn=config -w - -f blogURL.ldif
Enter bind password: 
modifying entry cn=schema


In a production environment, you would provide a valid, unique OID, not