Sun Java System Calendar Server 6.3 Administration Guide

14.5.8 Deleting Users from the LDAP Database

Use either Delegated Administrator or the Calendar Server Utilities to delete a user from LDAP.

Use one of the two methods that follow to delete users from the LDAP database:

Caution – Caution –

There is no undelete command.

Once users in a domain are deleted using Delegated Administrator, they must be purged and re-added from scratch. User names can not be reused until the purge happens.

ProcedureDeleting Users in Schema Version 2 Using Delegated Administrator

You can mark users for deletion with either Delegated Administrator interface. However you can not actually remove users from LDAP (purge) using the Delegated Administrator Console. You must use the Delegated Administrator Utility for that. The following task lists the steps for deleting a user from LDAP. The user is not actually removed from LDAP until the last step is complete.

  1. Mark a user entry for deletion.

    For Delegated Administrator Console: Select the users to delete in the User List page and click Delete.

    For Delegated Administrator Utility: Use the commadmin user delete command. For example:

    commadmin user delete -D chris -n 
    -w bolton -l jsmith

    In both cases the icsStatus attribute in the user LDAP entry is changed from active to deleted.

  2. Use the Calendar Server Utility csclean to remove all calendars belonging to all deleted users in one or all domains, as shown in the following example:

    csclean clean “*”

    Or to remove calendars belonging to all deleted users in one domain, specify the actual domain, as shown in the following example: csclean clean

    Tip –

    If you inadvertently purge the users from LDAP before deleting the users' calendars, you can remove them later using the cscal utility, as described in 15.6 Managing User Calendars.

  3. Purge the domain of all users marked for deletion, using Delegated Administrator Utility command commadmin domain purge.

    For example:

    commadmin domain purge -D chris -d -n -w bolton

    In this example, all users in that are marked as deleted will be purged, that is, permanently removed.

    Tip –

    Run this utility manually from time to time to clean up your LDAP directory. For more information about this command, see the Sun Java System Communications Services 6 2005Q4 Delegated Administrator Guide. Deleting Users in a Schema Version 1 Environment

To remove the specified user’s LDAP entry and the user’s default calendar, use the Calendar Server utility csuser with the delete command.

For example, to delete the LDAP entry and the default calendar for user jsmith use the following command:

csuser delete jsmith

If you wish to remove the other calendars belonging to this user, you must use cscal as described in 15.6 Managing User Calendars.