The directory server provides mechanisms for transmitting alert and account status notifications by means of JMX extensions or SMTP extensions. You can receive alert notifications when a processing event occurs. For example, events could be startups, shutdowns, attempts to write to the configuration file, and so on.
You can receive account status notifications when an event occurs during password policy processing, such as when accounts are locked out, accounts expire, passwords expire, and so on. To configure alerts or account status notifications, use the dsconfig command. For more information, see Configuring Alerts and Account Status Notification Handlers.