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About This Guide
This Administration Guide offers an explanation on how to manage the iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition (DSAME) enterprises and how to administer the graphical user interface procedures. This preface contains the following sections:
What You Are Expected to Know
Note Sun ONE Identity Server was previously known as iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition (DSAME). The product was renamed shortly before the launch of the product.
The late renaming of this product has resulted in a situation where the new product name is not fully integrated into the shipping product. In particular, you will see the product referenced as DSAME within the product GUI and within the product documentation. For this release, please consider Directory Server Access Management Edition and iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition as interchangeable names for the same product.
What You Are Expected to Know
This book is considered the "second" manual in the documentation series provided with iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition. This guide is intended for use by IT professionals who manage access to their network through iPlanet servers and services. The functionality contained in iPlanet DSAME allows you to manage user data and enforce access policies throughout your enterprise. It's recommended that you understand directory server technologies, including Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), and have some experience with Java and eXtensible Markup Language (XML). Particularly, you should be familiar with iPlanet Directory Server and the documentation provided with that product.
iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition Documentation Set
The Directory Server Access Management Edition documentation set contains the following titles:
Installation and Configuration Guide describes iPlanet DSAME and provides details on how to plan and install the iPlanet DSAME on Solaris systems.
The Release Notes file gathers an assortment of information, including a description of what is new in this release, last minute installation notes, known problems and limitations, and how to report problems.
Note Be sure to check the Directory Server Access Management Edition documentation web site for updates to the release notes and for revisions to the guides. Updated documents will be marked with the revision date.
Organization of This Guide
The Administration Guide (this guide) has two parts:
Part 1, "DSAME Console Guide," explains the DSAME console and how to manage and configure user data, organization services and enterprise policies. It also includes procedures on how to navigate the graphical user interface and create DSAME objects.The table below lists and briefly describes the content of the Administration Guide.
Part 2, "Attribute Reference Guide," explains each of the attributes contained within the default DSAME services. Information included is an attribute definition, default values and attribute type.
Documentation Conventions Used in This Guide
In the iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition documentation, there are certain typographic and terminology conventions used to simplify discussion and to help you better understand the material. These conventions are described below.
This book uses the following typographic conventions:
Italic type is used within text for book titles, new terminology, emphasis, and words used in the literal sense.
Monospace font is used for sample code and code listings, API and language elements (such as function names and class names), filenames, pathnames, directory names, HTML tags, and any text that must be typed on the screen.
Italic serif font is used within code and code fragments to indicate variable placeholders. For example, the following command uses filename as a variable placeholder for an argument to the gunzip command:
Below is a list of the general terms that are used in the iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition documentation set:
DSAME refers to iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition and any installed instances of the iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition software.
In addition to the documentation provided with iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition, you should be familiar with several other sets of documentation. Of particular interest are the iPlanet Directory Server, iPlanet Web Server, iPlanet Proxy Server, and iPlanet Certificate Management System documentation sets. This sections lists additional sources of information that can be used with iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition.
iPlanet Directory Server Documentation
You can find the iPlanet Directory Server documentation at the following site:
iPlanet Web Server Documentation
You can find the iPlanet Web Server documentation at the following site:
iPlanet Certificate Management System Documentation
You can find the iPlanet Certificate Management System documentation at the following site:
iPlanet Proxy Server Documentation
You can find the iPlanet Proxy Server documentation at the following site:
Directory Server Developer Information
In addition to the Directory Server documentation, you can find information on Directory Server Access Management Edition, LDAP, the iPlanet Directory Server, and associated technologies at the following iPlanet developer sites:
Other iPlanet Product Documentation
Documentation for all iPlanet and Netscape servers and technologies can be found at the following web site:
iPlanet Technical Support
You can contact iPlanet Technical Support through the following location:
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