In addition to processing requests in LDAP, Directory Server also responds to requests sent in the Directory Service Markup Language v2 (DSML). DSML is another way for a client to encode directory operations. Directory Server processes DSML as any other request, with the same access control and security features.
If your topology includes DSML access, identify the following:
A standard HTTP port for receiving DSML requests. The default port is 80.
If SSL is activated, an encrypted (HTTPS) port for receiving encrypted DSML requests. The default port is 443.
A relative URL that, when appended to the host and port, determines the complete URL that clients must use to send DSML requests
For information about configuring DSML, see To Enable the DSML-over-HTTP Service in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.1 Administration Guide.