See "Naming Contexts" for a description of naming contexts.
To publish a naming context, you specify the topmost entry of each naming context as a value of the
namingContexts attribute in the root DSE. For example, suppose you have a DIT with three major naming contexts, the topmost entries of which are
c=de. If these entries are specified as values in the namingContexts attribute, then a user, by specifying the appropriate filter, can find information about them by searching the root DSE. The user can then focus the search—for example, by concentrating on the c=de naming context in particular.
To search for published naming contexts, perform a base search on the root DSE with
objectClass =* specified as a search filter. The retrieved information includes those entries specified in the
namingContexts attribute. For example:
ldapsearch -p 3060 -q -D cn=orcladmin -b "" -s base -L "objectclass=*" \ namingcontexts
This command will not return anything unless naming contexts have been published.
Before you publish a naming context, be sure that:
You are a directory administrator with the necessary access to the root DSE.
The topmost entry of that naming context exists in the directory.
ldapmodify -D cn=orcladmin -q -p portNum -h hostname -f ldifFile
The following sample LDIF file specifies the entry
c=uk as a naming context.
dn: changetype: modify add: namingcontexts namingcontexts: c=uk