Sun Java System Calendar Server 6 2005Q4 Administration Guide

To Disable a User

The purpose of disabling a user is to prevent the user from logging into Calendar Server. This is handled differently depending on which user management tool you used to create the user. Users created in the Delegated Administrator Console should be administered using it also. Likewise, if you assigned calendar service to the user with Delegated Administrator Utility, use it to remove the service. And finally, users in a non-hosted domain environment should be administered using only the Calendar Server Utilities. Each handles the situation a bit differently.

This section contains the following topics:

Delegated Administrator Console

In the Delegated Administrator Console, select the user from the User List page. In the Properties for this user, delete the service package with calendar service in it. This disables the user for calendar, including setting the user's icsStatus to inactive.

Note –

If the package also contains other services, you will have to reassign those services using another package that does not contain calendar.

Delegated Administrator Utility (commadmin user delete)

To prevent a user from accessing calendar services, remove the service from the user’s LDAP entry, as shown in the example that follows:

commadmin user delete jsmith -S cal

This disables the user for calendar without completely removing the LDAP entry. In addition, this command changes the user's icsStatus to inactive.

Calendar Server Utilities (csuser disable)

The disable command prohibits a user from accessing calendar data, but it does not remove the user’s information from the LDAP entry or the Calendar Server database. This command changes the icsStatus attribute from active to inactive. In non-hosted domain mode, there is no such thing as a calendar service.

For example, to disable jsmith from accessing Calendar Server:

csuser disable jsmith

If jsmith is currently logged into Calendar Server, jsmith retains access to calendar data until he logs off.