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About This Guide
The Sun One Identity Server Administration Guide offers information on how to manage the Sun One Identity Server through the User and Command Line Interface. This preface contains the following sections:
About Identity Server 6.0
About Identity Server 6.0
Sun ONE Identity Server, prior to the 6.0 release, was known as iPlanet Directory Server Access Management Edition (DSAME). The product was renamed shortly before the launch of version 5.1.
Identity Server is designed to help organizations manage identities and enforce secure access to their network services and web-based resources. It contains a number of services towards this end as well as the Sun ONE Directory Server as a data store. For the latest information about new features and enhancements in this release of Identity Server, please see the online release notes at http://wwws.sun.com/software/or the Sun ONE Identity Server Product Brief.
What You Are Expected to Know
This Administration Guide is intended for use by IT administrators and custom software developers who manage identities and access to their web resources using Sun ONE servers and software. It is recommended that administrators understand directory server technologies, including Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), and have some experience with Java, Java Server Pages, HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and eXtensible Markup Language (XML). Particularly, they should also be familiar with Sun ONE Directory Server and the documentation provided with that product.
Sun ONE Identity Server Documentation Set
The Sun ONE Identity Server documentation set contains the following titles:
Product Brief provides an overview of the Sun ONE Identity Server application and its features and functions.
Programmer's Guide documents how to customize an Identity Server system specific to your organization. It also includes instructions on how to augment the application with new services using the public APIs.
The Release Notes file gathers an assortment of last-minute information, including a description of what is new in this release, known problems and limitations, installation notes, and how to report problems.
Be sure to check the Identity Server documentation web site at http://docs.sun.com/db/prod/s1idsrv#hic for updates to the release notes and for revisions to the guides. Updated documents will be marked with a revision date.
Documentation Conventions Used in This Guide
In the Identity Server documentation, certain typographic conventions and terminology are used. These conventions are described in the following sections.
This book uses the following typographic conventions:
Italic type is used within text for book titles, new terminology, emphasis, and to format text that can be substituted by actual values, such as a placeholder in a path name.
Monospace font is used for sample code and code listings, APIs and programming language elements (such as function names and class names). It is also used for filenames, pathnames, directory names, HTML tags, URLs, and any text that must be typed on the screen.
<sample text> is used to represent a variable placeholder. When this convention is used in a directory path or URL, the text and surrounding carats should be replaced with deployment-specific information.
Below is a list of general terms used in the Sun One Identity Server documentation set:
<identity_server_root> is a variable placeholder for the path to the home directory where Identity Server is installed.
In addition to the documentation provided with Identity Server, there are several other sets of documentation that might be helpful. This section lists these and additional sources of information.
iPlanet Directory Server Documentation
iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 documentation can be found at http://docs.sun.com/db/coll/S1_ipDirectoryServer_51.
iPlanet/Sun ONE Web Server Documentation
iPlanet/Sun ONE Web Server documentation can be found at http://docs.sun.com/db/coll/S1_ipwebsrvree60_en.
Sun ONE Certificate Server Documentation
Sun ONE Certificate Server documentation can be found at http://docs.sun.com/db/coll/S1_s1CertificateServer_47.
iPlanet Proxy Server Documentation
iPlanet Proxy Server documentation can be found at http://docs.sun.com/db/coll/S1_ipwebproxysrvr36.
Other iPlanet Product Documentation
Documentation for all other Sun ONE servers and technologies can be found at http://docs.sun.com/db/prod/sunone.
Links to download any of Sun's Sun ONE/iPlanet software are at http://wwws.sun.com/software/download/.
Sun ONE Technical Support
Technical Support can be contacted through http://www.sun.com/service/support/software/iplanet/index.html.
Professional Services Information
Professional Service can be contacted through http://www.sun.com/service/sunps/iplanet/.
Information on Sun One Identity Server, LDAP, the Sun ONE Directory Server, and associated technologies can also be found at http://developer.iplanet.com/tech/directory/
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Last Updated December 04, 2002