Sun Java System Delegated Administrator 6.4 Administration Guide

Types of Service Packages

A service package includes the following components:

Delegated Administrator automatically provides Access Manager service with every service definition. When you assign a service package to a user or group, Delegated Administrator takes the Access Manager object classes and attributes from the service definition and adds them to the LDAP entry.

Do not change or delete the Access Manager portion of any service package.

When you create a service package, you can configure its service bundle and LDAP object.

Service Bundles

Delegated Administrator provides two types of service: mail service and calendar service.

A service package bundles one or more services, together with a set of attributes associated with that service. Thus, an individual service package can contain the following combinations of services:

Note –

Only the mail service package templates have LDAP attributes associated with the mail Class-of-Service definition. The Calendar service package templates do not include attributes associated with the Calendar service definition.

Packages Defined for Particular LDAP Objects

A service package is defined either for users or for groups. You cannot assign the same service package to a user and a group.

Delegated Administrator provides service packages with the following service bundles and LDAP objects:

About Groups

In Delegated Administrator, a group is an entry in the LDAP directory that comprises a list of users. Characteristics of the group are not passed on to the users who are members of the group. For example, when you assign a service package to a group, the service package attributes are not inherited by the members of the group. The user entries in the directory are not subordinate to (do not “belong” to) the group entry.

When a mail service package is assigned to a group, the group becomes a mailing list, which is used by Messaging Server.

When calendar service is assigned to a group, the members of the group share group invitations and other calendar information managed by Calendar Server.

A mail group does not have its own mailbox; a message sent to the group address is delivered to the mailboxes of the individual members of the group.

However, a calendar group does have its own calendar; an invitation sent to the group is displayed on the group calendar and on the calendars of the individual members of the group.