Sun Java System Communications Services 6 2005Q4 Delegated Administrator Guide

Creating Your Own Service Packages

The Class-of-Service templates described in this chapter are meant to be examples. Most likely you will want to create your own service packages with attribute values appropriate for the users and groups in your installation.

To create your own service packages, you can use a Class-of-Service template stored in the da.cos.skeleton.ldif file. This file was created specifically for use as a template for writing service packages. It is not installed in the LDAP directory when Delegated Administrator is configured.

You can copy and edit the da.cos.skeleton.ldif file and use an LDAP directory tool such as ldapmodify to install your customized Class-of-Service templates in the directory.

The Delegated Administrator console displays your customized templates along with the sample templates. In the console, the Class-of-Service template is called a service package. When you can assign a service package either to a user or to a group, Delegated Administrator populates the user or group LDAP entry with a complete service package, including Access Manager service.

For instructions on using the da.cos.skeleton.ldif file to configure your own service packages, see Create Service Packages in Chapter 3, Configuring Delegated Administrator.

Limitations in Viewing an Extended Service Package

You can extend the Delegated Administrator service package definition by adding any attribute to the definition entry.

However, in this release of Delegated Administrator, the console allows you to view only the predefined attributes provided when Delegated Administrator is configured. The Delegated Administrator console does not display any attributes you add to a service package definition.

In this release, you also should not remove the predefined attribute definitions from the Class-of-Service definitions provided by Delegated Administrator.