Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 Administration Guide

Add Data From Company 22 to Example.Com's DIT by Renaming the DN

The user data for Company 22 is stored under the DN dc=company22,dc=com. While wants to keep this user data separate in most cases, one client application needs to administer Company 22 employees along with the rest of the employees. This client application requires Company 22's user data to look like data.

The following diagram illustrates the requirements of the client application.

Figure 22–5 DN Renaming

Figure shows rename a DN to add data to a DIT

To fulfill this application requirement, a data view with a virtual DN of dc=example,dc=com is created for the Company 22's directory.

For simplicity, the commands used in this section assume the following information:

ProcedureCreate a Data View For Company 22's Directory With a Virtual DN

  1. Create an LDAP data source for Company 22's directory.

    $ dpconf create-ldap-data-source company22-directory company22Host:2389
  2. Create an LDAP data source pool for Company 22's directory.

    $ dpconf create-ldap-data-source-pool company22-pool
  3. Attach Company 22's data source to the data source pool.

    $ dpconf attach-ldap-data-source company22-pool company22-directory
  4. Configure the weights of the attached data source.

    $ dpconf set-attached-ldap-data-source-prop -p 2389 \
    company22-pool company22-directory add-weight:2 \
    bind-weight:2 compare-weight:2 delete-weight:2 \
    modify-dn-weight:2 modify-weight:2 search-weight:2
  5. Create an LDAP data view for Company 22's directory with a virtual DN of dc=example,dc=com.

    $ dpconf create-ldap-data-view company22-view company22-pool dc=example,dc=com
  6. Instruct Directory Proxy Server to map this virtual DN to the real DN that is in Company 22's directory.

    $ dpconf set-ldap-data-view-prop company22-view \
  7. Enable the LDAP data view for Company 22's directory so that client requests can be routed to this data view.

    $ dpconf set-ldap-data-view-prop company22-view is-enabled:true
  8. Restart Directory Proxy Server for the changes to take effect.

    $ dpadm restart /local/myDPS