An existing Directory Information Tree should be mapped to the dual tree namespace to retrieve user/group entries, when you are installing Communications Express on a machine on which:
Messaging Server is not installed or configured
Single tree namespace structure is used for retrieving user/group entries
The sections below describes how Communications Express uses the two DIT tree mechanism and how an existing single tree namespace structure maps to the dual tree name space.
The namespace of Directory should consist of two directory information trees (DIT), an Organization Tree and a Domain Component Tree (DC Tree). Organization Trees contain the user and group entries. The DC Tree mirrors the local DNS structure and is used by the system as an index to the Organization Tree containing the data entries. The DC Tree also contains the domain’s operating parameters such as the service specific attributes.
This section describes how Communications Express uses the two-DIT mechanism.
When Communications Express searches for user/group entries, it first looks at the user/group’s domain node in the DC Tree and extracts the value of the inetDomainBaseDN attribute. This attribute holds a DN reference to the organization subtree containing the actual user/group entry.
Using this model, Communications Express can support entries stored in any type of directory Tree, provided that a domain component node in the DC Tree points to the node in the Organization Tree under which the users for that domain can be found.
This dual-tree mechanism provides the following enhancements:
The partitioning of data for organization-specific access control. That is, each organization can have a separate subtree in the DIT where user and group entries are located. Access to that data can be limited to users in that part of the subtree.
The ability to have a distinct namespace for sub domains. For example, west.siroe.com and siroe.com may be mapped to separate organization subtrees allowing the creation of user entries with the same UID in each one of them.
Assuming that the root suffix for Organization tree is: o=isp
Assuming that the Organization DN that is currently being used is o=siroe.com,o=isp and the user container is ou=People,o=siroe.com,o=isp
Create a root suffix, o=internet for DC tree.
The root suffix can be created using the Directory Server console.
Under this DC tree root suffix, create a domain entry with DN as
Use the following LDIFs to create the domain entry using the ldapmodify command:
Please change the Organization root, Organization Name, Organization DN, Object Classes and Attribute values mentioned in the LDIF files to reflect your deployment details.
root suffix Organization root suffix: o=isp Organization name: siroe DNS domain name: siroe.com Origanization DN: o=siroe.com,o=isp
The following Object Classes and attributes are used by mail service:
ObjectClasses: mailDomain, nsManagedDomain Attributes: mailDomainStatus, preferredMailHost, mailDomainDiskQuota, mailDomainMsgQuota mailDomainReportAddress, nsMaxDomains, nsNumUsers, nsNumDomains, nsNumMailLists
Remove mail service ObjectClasses and Attributes from the LDIFs if you do not wish to use them.
Ensure that the value of inetDomainBaseDN attribute in the LDIF is assigned the organization DN.
Examples of LDIF files
Use ldapmodify command to add the LDIF file entries to the DC tree.
dn: dc=com,o=internet dc: com objectclass: top objectclass: domain
dn: dc=com,o=internet dc: com objectclass: top objectclass: domain dn: dc=siroe,dc=com,o=internet objectClass: top objectClass: domain objectClass: inetDomain objectClass: mailDomain objectClass: nsManagedDomain dc: siroe aci: (targetattr="icsTimeZone||icsMandatorySubscribed||icsMandatoryView| |icsDefaultAccess||icsRecurrenceBound||icsRecurrenceDate| |icsAnonymousLogin||icsAnonymousAllowWrite||icsAnonymousCalendar| |icsAnonymousSet||icsAnonymousDefaultSet||icsSessionTimeout| |icsAllowRights||icsExtended||icsExtendedDomainPrefs") (targetfilter=(objectClass=icsCalendarDomain))(version 3.0; acl "Domain Adm calendar access - product=ims5.0, class=nda,num=16,version=1"; allow (all) groupdn="ldap:///cn=Domain Administrators,ou=Groups,o=siroe.com,o=isp"; description: DC node for siroe.com hosted domain inetDomainBaseDN: o=siroe.com,o=isp inetDomainStatus: active mailDomainStatus: active preferredMailHost: mailhost.siroe.com mailDomainDiskQuota: -1 mailDomainMsgQuota: -1 mailDomainReportAddress: email@example.com nsMaxDomains: 1 nsNumUsers: 1 nsNumDomains: 1 nsNumMailLists: 0