Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 Administration Guide

Disabling or Enabling a Suffix

Sometimes, you might need to make a suffix unavailable for maintenance, or to make its contents unavailable for security reasons. The action of disabling a suffix prevents the server from reading or writing the contents of the suffix in response to any client operations. When you disable a suffix, you no longer have access to that suffix, and the referral mode is automatically set to disabled.

ProcedureTo Disable then Enable a Suffix

You can use DSCC to perform this task. For information, see Directory Service Control Center Interface and the DSCC online help.

  1. Disable the suffix.

    $ dsconf set-suffix-prop -h host -p port suffix-DN enabled:off

    Note –

    You cannot disable a suffix on which replication is enabled because most properties of a replicated suffix are determined by the replication mechanism.

  2. Enable the suffix.

    $ dsconf set-suffix-prop -h host -p port suffix-DN enabled:on