The Sun OpenDS Standard Edition directory server is the newest member of the Sun Directory Server product family. This “next-generation” directory server includes an LDAP core that is designed for performance (fast reads and writes), scalability (vertical and horizontal), ease of use, robust availability, extensibility (numerous plug-in points), security, and maintenance.
The Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.2 release fixes a number of issues found in the 2.0 release and provides the following additional features:
Additional functionality in the graphical control panel:
Management of remote servers.
Scheduling and management of recurring tasks.
Enhancements to the replication mechanism.
Ability to configure large topologies with the dsreplication command.
Support for fractional replication.
Publication of an external change log.
Improvements to the import mechanism that address many of the issues previously faced when importing large LDIF files.
Improvements to the support for syntaxes and matching rules, including substitution, regular expressions, enumeration syntaxes, relative time and partial time matching rules.
Improvements to index rebuilding for large numbers of entries, and the ability to rebuild all indexes with one command.
Ability to install as a proxy server. In this case, Sun OpenDS Standard Edition manages all the requests between the client and the remote LDAP servers (either Sun OpenDS directory servers or Sun DSEE servers). The proxy provides the following types of configuration:
Load balancing on the remote LDAP servers
Data distribution over several data sources
The proxy has its own installation and uninstallation interfaces and its own control panel.
The Namefinder sample application, a web-based lookup utility for users in an LDAP database.
Note that although the features tested in this release are known to be stable and working, the command-line interfaces and APIs are still evolving and are subject to change in future releases.
The Sun OpenDS Standard Edition Java API is not a public interface and is subject to change in future releases of the product.