Directory Proxy Server 6.1 includes the following new features and enhancements:
Virtual directory. The virtual directory enables you to define how data is displayed to LDAP client applications, define virtual domains that aggregate data from multiple data sources, map attribute names and values to suit LDAP application and multiple disparate data sources, access data repositories that are compliant with the JDBCTM technology, and access flat LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF) file resources.
New, richer architecture. To make new functionality possible, the Directory Proxy Server architecture has changed significantly.
Directory data distribution. You can distribute directory data using the proxy, enabling much higher scalability for write operations.
Operation-based routing. Directory Proxy Server can route different LDAP operations on the same client connection to different servers and enable successive requests on the same client connection to be sent to the same LDAP servers.
Full command-line and web-based administrative capabilities. Directory Proxy Server now provides complete administrative capabilities both on the command line and through the Directory Service Control Center.
Administrative alerts. You can configure what Directory Proxy Server does when an alert occurs, such as sending email or running a script.
DN and attribute rewriting. You can configure Directory Proxy Server to automatically modify the DN, attribute types, and attribute values of entries such that a client application view of an entry can be significantly different that what is stored in the directory.
Fewer server restarts. Directory Proxy Server now requires fewer configuration-related restarts than ever before, making it easier to respond automatically to the need for changes in how the server behaves.
Logging aligned with Directory Server. Directory Proxy Server log files now fit more effectively with those of Directory Server. Their formats are very similar, and they allow you to trace requests through Directory Proxy Server to Directory Server and back to client applications.
Improved resource management. Directory Proxy Server now pools connections to data sources such as Directory Server and can use proxy authentication to further reduce resources used to establish connections, and to authenticate repeatedly.
Schema management. Directory Proxy Server generates a single schema from multiple heterogeneous data sources, performs schema checking, and performs attribute value syntax checking.
Access controls. Directory Proxy Server supports access control instructions (ACIs) that determine which permissions are granted to users.
Data views can be used in multiple joins. Directory Proxy Server allows you to create a new join that combines a new data view with an existing data view without any restrictions.
Extended JDBC support. JDBC now supported for Java DB® 10.2 , Oracle® 9i and 10g, DB2® v9.1, and MySQL® 5.0.
Improved write and search performance. Directory Proxy Server includes improvements to JDBC performance and RDBMS operation response time.
Support modifications to multiple RDBMS tables. Directory Proxy Server can now take a single LDAP modification and apply it to multiple RDBMS tables.