Sun Java System Communications Services 6 2005Q4 Delegated Administrator Guide

Raise Directory Server Indexing Threshold

To improve performance of Delegated Administrator functions such as searching and displaying users, you can increase the threshold for indexes used by Directory Server to search the directory.

When Directory Server searches a large number of LDAP objects, if the threshold is set to a low value, the index might run out of space before the search is completed. The remainder of the search is performed without indexing, which slows down the search operation.

Caution – Caution –

Perform this operation only if you are an experienced Directory Server administrator.

To set the index threshold to a higher value, change the value of the nssldap-allidsthreshold option in the dse.ldif file

This option might be set to a value such as the following:

nssldap-allidsthreshold: 4000

Set nssldap-allidsthreshold to a higher value. For example:

nssldap-allidsthreshold: 200000

For more information about the All IDs Threshold, see “Managing Indexes” in “Indexing Directory Data” in the Sun Java System Directory Server Administration Guide. For a definition of the nssldap-allidsthreshold option, see “Database Configuration Attributes” in “Server Configuration Reference” in the Sun Java System Directory Server Administration Reference.