Sun Java System Communications Express 6.3 Administration Guide


This guide describes how to administer, configure, and deploy Sun JavaTM System Communications Express 6.3 and its accompanying software components.

This preface contains the following sections:

Who Should Read This Book

You should read this book if you are responsible for administering, configuring, and deploying Communications Express.

Before You Read This Book

This book assumes that you are responsible for configuring, administering, and maintaining Communications Express, and you have an understanding of the following:

How This Book is Organized

This manual contains the following chapters.

Table P–1 Organization of the Sun Java System Communications Express Administration Guide



This chapter 

Describes the audience, requirements, organization, document conventions, and related information. 

Chapter 1, Overview of Communications Express

Provides a high-level overview of Communications Express, including the components, architecture, and interfaces. 

Chapter 2, Installing and Configuring Communications Express

Describes how to invoke the configuration wizard and configure Communications Express. 

Chapter 3, Configuration Details

Describes the configuration details for Communications Express. 

Chapter 4, Implementing Single Sign-On

Provides an overview of the single sign-on process and its implementation. 

Chapter 5, Troubleshooting

Describes the common problems you might encounter during installation and deployment of Communications Express and outlines the steps to create and enable error logs. 

Chapter 6, Configuring Hosted Domains

Describes the changes to be made to Communications Express to enable hosted domains. 

Chapter 7, Migrating Personal Address Book Data to Address Book Server

Provides a high-level overview of the data migration process and the steps to migrate the PAB data to the address book server. 

Chapter 8, Performance Tuning and Load Balancing Mechanisms in Communications Express

Describes the tuning you can perform on Directory Server, Calendar Server, Web Server, and Communications Express to enhance performance. 

Appendix A, Configuration Panel Sequence

Lists the panel sequence depending on the schema and web container selected. 

Appendix B, Installing Communications Express Without Messaging Server and Using a Single Tree Structure

Describes how Communications Express uses the two Directory Information Tree mechanism and how an existing single tree namespace structure maps to the dual tree namespace. 

Appendix C, Configuration Parameters Reference

Describes the configuration parameters for Communications Express present in file, file, file, file, file, and file.

Appendix D, Password Encryption in Communications Express

Communications Express is shipped with a tool that can be used to manage passwords. This appendix describes how administrators can use the password encryption tool to manage their passwords. 

Conventions Used in This Manual

The tables in this section describe the conventions used in this book.

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic changes used in this book.

Table P–2 Typographic Conventions




AaBbCc123 (Monospace)

Any text that appears on the computer screen or text that you should type. Can be API and language elements, HTML tags, web site URLs, command names, file names, directory path names, onscreen computer output, sample code. 

Edit your.login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

% You have mail.

AaBbCc123 (Monospace bold)

Text you should type when it appears within a code example or other onscreen computer output. 

% su Password:

AaBbCc123 (Italic)

A placeholder in a command or path name that you should replace with a real name or value (for example, a variable). 

This also can be a book title, new term, or word to be emphasized. 

The file is located in the msg-svr-base/bin directory.

Read Chapter 6 in the User’s Guide.

These are called class options.

Do not save the file.


The following table describes the symbol conventions used in this book.

Table P–3 Symbol Conventions





[ ]

Contains optional command options. 

ls [-l]

The -l option is not required.

{ | }

Contains a set of choices for a required command option. 

-d {y|n}

The -d option requires that you use either the y argument or the n argument.


Joins simultaneous multiple keystrokes. 


Press the Control key while you press the A key. 


Joins consecutive multiple keystrokes. 


Press the Control key, release it, and then press the subsequent keys. 


Indicates menu item selection in a graphical user interface. 

File \> New \> Templates 

From the File menu, choose New. From the New submenu, choose Templates. 

Command Line Prompts

Command line prompts (for example, % for a C-Shell, or $ for a Korn or Bourne shell) are not displayed in the examples. Depending on which operating system you are using, you will see a variety of different command line prompts. However, you should enter the command as it appears in the document unless specifically noted otherwise.

Related Documentation

The following is a list of related documentation for Communications Express.

Where to Find Related Information

In addition to this guide, Sun Java System Communications Express comes with supplementary information for administrators as well as documentation for end users and developers. Use the following URL to see all the Communications Express documentation:

Where to Find this Book Online

You can view this documentation online in PDF and HTML formats by pointing your browser to the following URL:

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