Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Deployment Planning Guide

Merging New Corporate Data Into an Existing Directory Structure

In this scenario, acquires a new company, The new company stores its user data in its own Directory Server. For management purposes, wants to retain this directory structure. However, certain client applications need to see the use data from as if it were user data from

The following diagram illustrates how the virtual directory provides a virtualized merge of the acquired company's data into the existing directory structure.

Figure 14–2 Merging User Data From Acquired Directory

Figure shows new data from acquisition directory's directory is seen as a separate branch under the ou=people branch. The DNs of the entry's in's directory are transformed when they are viewed through the virtual directory.