The Sun OpenDS Standard Edition directory server is the newest member of the Sun Directory Server product family. This “next-generation” directory server includes an LDAP core that is designed for performance (fast reads and writes), scalability (vertical and horizontal), ease of use, robust availability, extensibility (numerous plug-in points), security, and maintenance.
The Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.0 release fixes a number of issues found in the 1.0 release and provides the following additional features:
An administration connector that manages all administration traffic to the server. The administration connector enables the separation of user traffic and administration traffic to simplify logging and monitoring, and to ensure that administrative commands take precedence over commands that manipulate user data.
A graphical control panel that displays server status information and enables you to perform basic server and data administration. The control panel replaces the status panel that was provided in previous releases. The status-panel command has been removed in this release.
An assured replication mechanism that ensures high availability of data and immediacy of data availability for specific deployment requirements.
Enhanced SASL encryption.
Support for searching internationalized directory data.
A DSML-to-LDAP gateway that can easily be deployed as a web application.
Enhancement in the access control mechanism with the implementation of a new ACI bind rule keyword (ssf). This keyword allows users to control the level of access based on the level of security of the connection.
Support for the configuration of recurring tasks.
Support for the ;binary transfer option.
Support for product registration using Sun Service Tags on platforms where this functionality is available and enabled.
Addition of the standard schema files required for OpenSolaris LDAP naming services.
Support for the Java Cryptography Extension keystore (JCEKS) in the setup command.
Full standards-compliant support for UTF-8 character encoding in the directory data.
The new features in this release have been extensively tested on a variety of platforms (see Supported Operating Systems). Note that although the features tested in this release are known to be stable and working, the command-line interfaces and APIs are still evolving and are subject to change in future releases. The Sun OpenDS Standard Edition Java API is not a public interface and is subject to change in future releases of the product.