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|Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition Evaluation Guide 11 g Release 1 (126.96.36.199.0)|
This Evaluation Guide describes the key features available in Directory Server Enterprise Edition software.
This guide is intended for anyone evaluating Directory Server Enterprise Edition functionality.
The author of this guide assumes you are familiar with the following:
LDAP and related protocols, such as DSML v2
Internet and World Wide Web technologies
Other services such as those provided by relational databases or Microsoft Active Directory
Chapter 1, Overview of Directory Server Enterprise Edition provides an introduction to the Directory Server Enterprise Edition components and describes the Directory Server Enterprise Edition administration model.
Chapter 2, Service Manageability shows the powerful features available for managing your directory service, including the Web-based Directory Service Control Center and the advanced command-line interface.
Chapter 3, High Data Availability and Integrity provides a quick tour of the Directory Server Enterprise Edition features that provide high data availability and integrity.
Chapter 4, Tuned for Performance provides an introduction to the Directory Server features of DSEE that help you tune your deployment for best performance.
Chapter 5, Enhanced Security describes the features of DSEE that secure identity to the highest degree possible
Chapter 6, Managed Scalability describes the features of DSEE that give it the ability to support hundreds of millions and even billions of entry deployments.
Chapter 7, Virtual Directory demonstrates DSEE virtual directory capabilities, which aggregate a single namespace from multiple heterogeneous data repositories.
Chapter 8, Synchronizing Directory Server With Windows Users and Groups introduces the key features of Identity Synchronization for Windows, the software in DSEE that integrates Microsoft Active Directory and the Windows NT SAM registry into your directory service deployment.
Appendix A, Standards and RFCs Supported by Directory Server Enterprise Edition summarizes the standards and RFCs supported by this version of the Directory Server Enterprise Edition software.
This documentation set explains how to use Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition to evaluate, design, deploy, and administer directory services. In addition, it shows how to develop client applications for Directory Server Enterprise Edition. The Directory Server Enterprise Edition documentation set is available at http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E20295_01/index.htm.
The following table lists the documents that make up the Directory Server Enterprise Edition documentation set.
Table P-1 Directory Server Enterprise Edition Documentation
For an introduction to Directory Server Enterprise Edition, review the following documents in the order in which they are listed.
Figure P-1 ODSEE Documentation Map
The SLAMD Distributed Load Generation Engine is a Java application that is designed to stress test and analyze the performance of network-based applications. This application was originally developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. to benchmark and analyze the performance of LDAP directory servers. SLAMD is available as an open source application under the Sun Public License, an OSI-approved open source license. To obtain information about SLAMD, go to http://www.slamd.com/. SLAMD is also available as a java.net project. See https://slamd.dev.java.net/.
Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) supports accessing the Directory Server using LDAP and DSML v2 from Java applications. For information about JNDI, see http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/jndi/index.html. The JNDI Tutorial contains detailed descriptions and examples of how to use JNDI. This tutorial is at http://download.oracle.com/javase/jndi/tutorial/.
Identity Synchronization for Windows uses Message Queue with a restricted license. Message Queue documentation is available at http://docs.sun.com/coll/1307.6.
Identity Synchronization for Windows works with Microsoft Windows password policies.
Information about password policies for Windows 2003, is available in the Microsoft documentation online.
Information about the Microsoft Certificate Services Enterprise Root certificate authority, is available in the Microsoft support documentation online.
Information about configuring LDAP over SSL on Microsoft systems, is available in the Microsoft support documentation online.
Directory Server Enterprise Edition does not provide any files that you can redistribute.
This section explains the default paths used in documentation, and provides locations of commands on different operating systems and deployment types.
The table in this section describes the default paths that are used in this document. For complete descriptions of the files installed, see Chapter 1, Directory Server Enterprise Edition File Reference, in Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition Reference.
Table P-2 Default Paths
The table in this section provides locations for commands that are used in Directory Server Enterprise Edition documentation. To learn more about each of the commands, see the relevant man pages.
Table P-3 Command Locations
The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.
Table P-4 Typographic Conventions
The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.
Table P-5 Shell Prompts
The following table explains symbols that might be used in this book.
Table P-6 Symbol Conventions
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