Messaging Server uses a centralized LDAP database for storing information about users, groups, and domains. At this time, Messaging Server supports two schema options, Sun Java System LDAP Schema version 1 (Schema 1) and Sun Java System LDAP Schema version 2 (Schema 2). The provisioning options will depend on which schema you have chosen. See Appendix A, Messaging Server Pre-Installation Considerations and Procedures, in Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Installation Guide for more information.
Messaging Server provisioning for Schema 2 is done using Delegated Administrator, as documented in the Sun Java System Delegated Administrator 6.4 Administration Guide. Delegated Administrator provides a graphical user interface and a set of command-line utilities for managing the users, groups, domains, resources, and service packages within an organization.
Schema 1 is supported by the iPlanet Delegated Administrator for Messaging product, which provides a graphical user interface and a set of command-line utilities for managing the users, groups, and domains within an organization. You can also use the following documentation, pertaining to previous software releases, for managing users, groups, and domains in Schema 1:
iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 Provisioning Guide - Describes how to create domain, user, group, or administrator entries using LDAP
iPlanet Messaging and Collaboration Schema Reference - Describes Schema 1 for Communications Suite
iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 Reference Manual - Describes the iPlanet Delegated Administrator command-line utilities for managing users, groups, and domains
iPlanet Delegated Administrator online help
Access Manager console provides minimal Messaging Server and Calendar Server LDAP user entry provisioning using Access Manager Services. Because the interface provides no input validation, user entries that cannot receive email or otherwise don’t function will be created without reporting any errors. As a result, use this interface for demonstration purposes only.
Delegated Administrator, which is described in the Sun Java System Delegated Administrator 6.4 Administration Guide, is the recommended mechanism for provisioning Communications Suite users.