Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 Installation Guide

ProcedureTo Install Only Directory Proxy Server From Native Packages

This procedure covers installation of Directory Proxy Server from native packages. You must be root to perform this procedure.

You can also install Directory Proxy Server as non-root from the zip distribution. See To Install Only Directory Proxy Server From the Zip Distribution for details.

Before You Begin

Obtain the Java Enterprise System distribution for this installation, as shown in the following figure.

The Java Enterprise System distribution installs natively packaged

Complete the worksheet that follows for your installation.

Requisite Information 


Your Answers 

Fully qualified hostname of the system where you install Directory Proxy Server 



(Optional) Cacao common agent container port number to access from Directory Service Control Center 

Default: 11162


File system paths where you create Directory Proxy Server instances 

Example: /local/dps/

Create instances only on local file systems, never on network–mounted file systems such as NFS. 

Each path is henceforth referred to as an instance-path.


LDAP port number 

Default: 389 when installing as root; 1389 for non-root


LDAP/SSL port number 

Default: 636 when installing as root; 1636 for root


Directory Proxy Manager DN 

Default: cn=Proxy Manager


Directory Proxy Manager password 

Must be at least 8 characters long 


(UNIX platforms) Server user (uid)

Example: noaccess


(UNIX platforms) Server group (gid)

Example: noaccess


(Optional) Connection information for each server to access through the proxy 



  1. Install prerequisite patches or service packs for your platform.

    See Operating System Requirements in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 Release Notes for details.

  2. Using the Java Enterprise System distribution, run the Java ES installer as root.

    root# ./installer
  3. Select the Directory Proxy Server component for installation.

    The Directory Proxy Server component is selected.
  4. Choose to configure the software later, as you will register the software and create server instances after installation.

    Configure Later is selected.
  5. Complete installation with the Java ES installer.

    At this point, you can now create server instances on the system. See Server Instance Creation for details.

  6. (Optional) Enable the Common Agent Container, cacao, to restart when the operating system reboots.

    root# cacaoadm enable
Next Steps

After installing the software, see Environment Variables.