This section contains conceptual information and instructions for administering user entries in an LDAP database. It does not include creating user entries. For information on creating user entries, see14.1 Creating Calendar User LDAP Entries.
Administer users with either the Delegated Administrator Utility or Console for Schema version 2 LDAP user entries, or the csuser utility for Schema version 1 LDAP user entries.
The administrative tasks covered in this section are the following:
This section shows two command examples using the Calendar Server utilities command, csuser list, to obtain a list of all calendar users, or to display a particular user's calendar attributes (from the LDAP user entry).
This section contains the following topics:
To display all users enabled for calendaring, issue the following command-line utility:
To display all of the calendar attributes for a single user, issue the following command-line utility:
csuser -v list fully-qualified-user-name
For example, if the user is jsmith who belongs in the sesta.com domain, the command-line would be the following:
csuser -v list firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Each handles the situation a bit differently.
This section contains the following topics:
In the Delegated Administrator Console, it is not possible to merely temporarily inactivate a user. You must remove calendar services from the user. To do this, 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.
If the package also contains other services, you will have to reassign those services using another package that does not contain calendar.
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 removes calendar service from the user without completely removing the LDAP entry. In addition, this command changes the user's icsStatus to inactive.
The disable command prohibits a user from accessing calendar data, but it does not remove calendar service from the user’s LDAP entry or the Calendar Server database. The utility signals the user being disabled by adding icsAllowedServiceAccess="http" to the user LDAP entry.
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.
To remove calendar service from a user, use the csuser utility reset command.
For example, to remove calendar service from jsmith:
csuser reset jsmith
Doing this removes all of the calendar attributes from the user’s LDAP entry, including icsCalendarUser (object class), icsSubscribed, icsCalendarOwned, icsCalendar, and icsDWPHost (if using LDAP CLD). A Calendar Server administrator will not be able to create calendars on the user’s behalf.
Calendar Service is restored to the user when one of the following happens:
The user logs back into Calendar Server (with autoprovisioning turned on).
The Calendar Server administrator issues a csuser enable command. In this case, the icsDWPHost attribute is not restored with the command. You must add it separately.
The Calendar Server administrator specifically adds the object class and attributes to the user LDAP entry.
You have recently migrated to Schema version 2 and use the Delegated Administrator to add calendar service.
This section contains information about how to enable calendar service for a user.
When users are created, they are normally enabled for calendar service. However, it is possible that a user can be disabled. To re-enable the user for calendar services, you must use one of the methods in this section.
Enabling a user is implemented slightly differently, between the Delegated Administrator Console and the Utility. Thus, you should use the same tool for both enabling and disabling a user. Do not disable using one tool and re-enable using another.
This section covers the following methods of enabling a user:
You can not disable a user from the Console. You can remove calendar service and then re-add them. To re-add the service, select the user from the User List page and use the Assign Service Package wizard to add the calendar service package to the user's LDAP entry. The user is automatically enabled.
This is the same procedure used to add calendar service (14.5.4 Adding Calendar Service to a User).
Delegated Administrator Utility can enable a user with either one of the following choices:
Enabling the user by changing the icsStatus to active.
commadmin user modify -A icsStatus:active to enable the user.
Adding the calendar service to the user LDAP entry.
commadmin user modify -S cal
Be sure to use the same method to enable and disable a user. If you tried to enable a user with Delegated Administrator Console, after having disabled the user with Delegated Administrator Utility (changing the icsStatus only), the system will not be able to add service since the user already has service and the user will still be disabled.
To re-enable a user for calendar service, use csuser enable to remove icsAllowedServiceAccess="http" from the user's LDAP record.
It is not necessary to add calendar service to a user created with the old (Schema version 1) Calendar Server utilities. However, with (Schema version 2) Delegated Administrator, calendar service can be added and removed from a user's LDAP entry.
To add calendar service to an existing user, use one of the following tools:
22.214.171.124 To Add Calendar Service to a User with Delegated Administrator Console (for Schema version 2)
126.96.36.199 To Add Calendar Service with Calendar Server Utilities (for Schema version 1).
You can add calendar services to both a new user and an existing user:
When a new user is created, using the New User wizard, it assigns the user a service package that includes calendar service. The user is automatically enabled.
For an existing user, select the user from the User List page and use the Assign Service Package wizard to select a service package with calendar service. The user is automatically enabled.
When creating a new user, add calendar services as illustrated in the example that follows:
commadmin user create jsmith -S cal
If you did not add calendar services when the user was created, you can add calendar services to the user later, using a modify command, as illustrated in the following example:
commadmin user modify jsmith -S cal
If you used csuser create when you created the user entry, the utility gives calendar service to the user by adding icsCalendarUser and its attributes to the user LDAP entry.
One way to deny calendar service to a user is to remove the service from the user entry. Another way is to disable the user temporarily. These are covered in the earlier section titled 14.5.2 Disabling a Calendar User.
If you need to setup email aliases for a calendar user, add the mailalternateaddress attribute to the user's LDAP entry. The mail attribute provides the primary mail address, and the mailalternateaddress attribute is used for email aliases. Both attributes map the mail addresses to the user’s calendar ID (calid).
You can add the attribute in the following three ways:
, using commadmin user modify -A or by directly updating LDAP with ldapmodify.
To enable these changes, you might also need to rebuild alias tables or configurations. Refer to the documentation for Messaging Server (or your email product) as well as your site's own documentation and procedures regarding changes to mail services. Messaging Server documentation is available on this at: http://docs.sun.com/coll/1312.2.
Choose the organization where the user resides.
Search for the user.
Display the user's properties by clicking the user's name.
Edit the Mail Services Details to add aliases.
The Delegated Administrator online help.
Email aliases can be set up for calendar users, just like messaging users, by adding mailalternateaddress to the user's LDAP entry. To add the attribute using Delegated Administration Utility, use commadmin user modify -A mailalternateaddress:value.
To add email aliases to a user, use the csattribute add -a command to add mailalternateaddress attributes to the user entry.
For example, to add two aliases for a user named John Smith with these values:
With a mail attribute of: email@example.com
Email aliases: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
The commands would look like the following examples:
csattribute -a firstname.lastname@example.org add email@example.com
csattribute -a firstname.lastname@example.org add email@example.com
This section provides instructions for verifying calendar service.
Use the following tools to verify that a user has calendar service.
If there is a Calendar Service Details page, then they have calendar services. Or, look in the service package details to see what kinds of services are listed.
Use the following command to list all the directory properties associated with the user:
commadmin user search
Use the following command to check if the user is enabled for calendar service:
Use either Delegated Administrator or the Calendar Server Utilities to delete a user from LDAP.
Use one of the two methods that follow to delete users from the LDAP database:
There is no undelete command.
Once users in a domain are deleted using Delegated Administrator, they must be purged and re-added from scratch. User names can not be reused until the purge happens.
You can mark users for deletion with either Delegated Administrator interface. However you can not actually remove users from LDAP (purge) using the Delegated Administrator Console. You must use the Delegated Administrator Utility for that. The following task lists the steps for deleting a user from LDAP. The user is not actually removed from LDAP until the last step is complete.
Mark a user entry for deletion.
For Delegated Administrator Console: Select the users to delete in the User List page and click Delete.
For Delegated Administrator Utility: Use the commadmin user delete command. For example:
commadmin user delete -D chris -n siroe.com -w bolton -l jsmith
In both cases the icsStatus attribute in the user LDAP entry is changed from active to deleted.
Use the Calendar Server Utility csclean to remove all calendars belonging to all deleted users in one or all domains, as shown in the following example:
csclean clean “*”
Or to remove calendars belonging to all deleted users in one domain, specify the actual domain, as shown in the following example: csclean clean sesta.com
If you inadvertently purge the users from LDAP before deleting the users' calendars, you can remove them later using the cscal utility, as described in 15.6 Managing User Calendars.
Purge the domain of all users marked for deletion, using Delegated Administrator Utility command commadmin domain purge.
commadmin domain purge -D chris -d sesta.com -n siroe.com -w bolton
In this example, all users in sesta.com that are marked as deleted will be purged, that is, permanently removed.
Run this utility manually from time to time to clean up your LDAP directory. For more information about this command, see the Sun Java System Communications Services 6 2005Q4 Delegated Administrator Guide.
To remove the specified user’s LDAP entry and the user’s default calendar, use the Calendar Server utility csuser with the delete command.
For example, to delete the LDAP entry and the default calendar for user jsmith use the following command:
csuser delete jsmith
If you wish to remove the other calendars belonging to this user, you must use cscal as described in 15.6 Managing User Calendars.
If one or more user ID's need to be changed, run the csrename utility.
This utility performs the following steps:
Converts the user ID's in the Calendar Server LDAP attributes (the ones with the ics prefix). The LDAP directory is updated in place.
Renames the users in events and tasks on the Calendar Server database files. It writes the new database to a destination directory. Existing database files are not modified.
Be aware that changing even one user ID causes the whole database to be rewritten. So this is a “costly” utility to run.
For further information on the csrename utility, see Appendix D, Calendar Server Command-Line Utilities Reference.
Publicly Writable Calendars is a Calendar Server feature. You can turn this feature on or off. It is enabled by default. The following task shows how to edit the configuration file to change the setting.
With this feature enabled, calendars can be scheduled (written to) when an invitation is generated. The event will automatically be added to the attendees' calendars.
With this feature disabled, calendar owners will get an email notification only when an invitation is generated. The event will not be automatically added to the attendees' calendars. Only the owners are allowed to add events and tasks to the calendar.
Log in as an administrator with configuration privileges.
Stop Calendar Server services by issuing the stop-cal command.
Change to the /etc/opt/SUNWics5/cal/config directory.
Save your old ics.conf file by copying and renaming it.
Edit the following ics.conf parameter as shown in the following table:
Description and Default Value
Enables users to have publicly writable calendars. This is enabled by default (set to “yes”).
Save the file as ics.conf.
Restart Calendar Server.