Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Business Administrator's Guide

Directory Junctions

A directory junction is a hierarchically related set of organizations that mirrors a directory resource’s actual set of hierarchical containers. A directory resource is one that employs a hierarchical namespace through the use of hierarchical containers. Examples of directory resources include LDAP servers and Windows Active Directory resources.

Each organization in a directory junction is a virtual organization. The top-most virtual organization in a directory junction is a mirror of the container representing the base context defined in the resource. The remaining virtual organizations in a directory junction are direct or indirect children of the top virtual organization, and also mirror one of the directory resource containers that are children of the defined resource’s base context container.

You can make Identity Manager users members of, and available to, a virtual organization in the same way as an organization.

For more information on directory junctions, see Understanding Directory Junctions and Virtual Organizations.