The following figure illustrates how attribute renaming is performed by Directory Proxy Server.
In Figure 17–1, the email client expects the last names to be specified by the attribute surname However, in the LDAP server, last names are specified by the attribute sn. When attributes are renamed, only the name of the attribute is affected — the value of the attribute is not changed. However, when attributes are renamed all entries with that name are renamed.
For information about how to configure attribute renaming, see To Configure Attribute Renaming in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.1 Administration Guide.