A user account or a set of accounts can be inactivated temporarily or indefinitely by using the ns-inactivate(1M) command. When the account is inactivated, the user cannot bind to Directory Server. This feature is called account inactivation.
User accounts and roles can be inactivated. When a role is inactivated, the members of the role are inactivated, not the role itself.
For information about how to configure account inactivation, see Manually Locking Accounts in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.1 Administration Guide.