Sun Java System Delegated Administrator 6.4 Administration Guide


This guide explains how to configure and administer SunTM Java System Delegated Administrator. This guide also describes the Delegated Administrator commands, providing syntax and examples.

Delegated Administrator consists of a console (graphical user interface) and a set of command-line tools for provisioning users, groups, domains, and resources for Sun Java System Messaging Server and Sun Java System Calendar Server using Sun Java System Access Manager.

Who Should Use This Book

You should read this book if you are responsible for administering, configuring, and deploying Delegated Administrator at your site.

Before You Read This Book

This book assumes that you are responsible for administering the software and that you have a general understanding of the following:

How This Book Is Organized

The following table summarizes the content of this book.

Table P–1 How This Book Is Organized



Chapter 1, Delegated Administrator Overview

Describes the directory organizations, administrator roles, and service packages provided by Delegated Administrator 

Chapter 2, Planning for Installation and Configuration

Describes the steps necessary to install and configure Sun Java System Delegated Administrator. 

Chapter 3, Configuring Delegated Administrator

Describes and steps through the configuration program for Delegated Administrator. 

Chapter 4, Customizing Delegated Administrator

Describes how to customize Delegated Administrator—for example, to change the look and feel of the console. 

Chapter 5, Command Line Utilities

Describes the commadmin utility, providing syntax and examples.

Appendix A, Service Provider Administrator and Service Provider Organizations

Describes the Service Provider Administrator role and provider and business organizations managed by the Service Provider Administrator. 

Appendix B, Attribute Values and Calendar Time Zones

Lists attribute values and time zone values for specific command-line options. 

Appendix C, Debugging Delegated Administrator

Lists log files that can be examined to debug Delegated Administrator. 

Appendix D, Delegated Administrator Performance Tuning

Offers tuning tips for Delegated Administrator, the Web containers, and Directory Server that improve Delegated Administrator performance. 

Appendix E, Consolidating ACIs for Directory Server Performance

Describes how to consolidate ACIs and remove unused ACIs from the directory. 

Communications Suite Documentation Set

The http://docs.sun.comSM web site enables you to access Sun technical documentation online. You can browse the archive or search for a specific book title or subject.

Messaging Server Documents

Use the following URL to see all the Messaging Server documentation:

The following documents are available:

The Messaging Server product suite contains other products such as Sun JavaTM System Directory Server. Documentation for these and other products can be found on the web site.

In addition to the software documentation, see the Messaging Server Software Forum for technical help on specific Messaging Server product questions. The forum can be found at the following URL:

Calendar Server Documents

Use the following URL to see all the Calendar Server documentation:

The following documents are available:

Communications Suite Documents

Use either one of the following URLs to see the documentation that applies to all Communications Suite products:


The following documents are available:

Default Paths and File Names

The following table describes the default paths and file names used in this book.

Table P–2 Default Paths and File Names



Default Value 


Represents the base installation directory for Messaging Server. 

Solaris systems: /opt/SUNWmsgsr

Linux systems: /opt/sun/messaging


Represents the base installation directory for Delegated Administrator. 

Solaris systems: /opt/SUNWcomm

Linux systems: /opt/sun/comms/commcli

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic changes that are used in this book.

Table P–3 Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



A placeholder to be replaced with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized (note that some emphasized items appear bold online) 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows default system prompts and superuser prompts.

Table P–4 Shell Prompts



C shell on UNIX and Linux systems 


C shell superuser on UNIX and Linux systems 


Bourne shell and Korn shell on UNIX and Linux systems 


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser on UNIX and Linux systems 


Microsoft Windows command line 


Symbol Conventions

The following table explains symbols that might be used in this book.

Table P–5 Symbol Conventions





[ ]

Contains optional arguments and command options. 

ls [-l]

The -l option is not required.

{ | }

Contains a set of choices for a required command option. 

-d {y|n}

The -d option requires that you use either the y argument or the n argument.

${ }

Indicates a variable reference. 


References the value of the com.sun.javaRoot variable.

Joins simultaneous multiple keystrokes. 


Press the Control key while you press the A key. 

Joins consecutive multiple keystrokes. 


Press the Control key, release it, and then press the subsequent keys. 


Indicates menu item selection in a graphical user interface. 

File -> New -> Templates 

From the File menu, choose New. From the New submenu, choose Templates. 

Documentation, Support, and Training

The Sun web site provides information about the following additional resources:

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