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About This Guide
This Installation and Configuration Guide offers an introduction to iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition (DSAME) and describes how to plan and install a DSAME system.
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). It was renamed shortly before launch. The late renaming of the 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 referred to as DSAME within the product GUI and within the product documentation. For this release, please consider Sun One Identity Server 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 "first" manual in the documentation series provided with iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition. It's essential that you understand directory technologies and have some experience with Java and XML programming languages. You will get the most out of this guide if you are familiar with directory servers and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Particularly, you should be familiar with iPlanet Directory Server and the documentation provided with that product.
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.
Once you understand the concepts described in this guide, you will be ready to manage and customize an iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition system, as described in the iPlanet DSAME Administration Guide and the iPlanet DSAME Programmer's Guide.
The iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition Documentation Set
The DSAME documentation set contains the following guides:
Installation and Configuration Guide (this guide) describes DSAME and provides details on how to plan and install DSAME on Solaris and Windows 2000 Server systems.
The Release Notes gathers an assortment of information, including a description of what is new in this release, last minute installation changes, known problems and limitations, and how to report problems.
Documentation Conventions Used in This Manual
In the iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition documentation (such as this guide) 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.
Policy and Management services refers to the collective set of iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition components and software that are installed and running on a dedicated Web Server. The dedicated Web Server is installed for you automatically when you install the Policy and Management services.
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 and iPlanet Web Server 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:
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:
iPlanet Web Server Documentation
You can find the iPlanet Web Server documentation at the following site:
iPlanet Application Server Documentation
You can find the iPlanet Application Server documentation at the following site:
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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