Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 Administrator's Guide

About Directory Services

A directory server such as the Sun Java System Directory Server enables you to manage all your user information from a single application. You can also configure the directory server to allow your users to retrieve directory information from multiple, easily accessible network locations.

In Web Server 7.0, you can configure three different types of directory services to authenticate and authorize users and groups. If no other directory service is configured, the new directory service created will be set to the value default, irrespective of its type.

When you createa directory service, the server.xml file is updated with the directory service details.

Types of Directory Services

The different types of directory services supported by Web Server 7.0 are:

Note –

If you want to set up distributed administration, the default directory service must be an LDAP-based directory service.