Network groups are the single entry point of all client requests to the Sun OpenDS Standard Edition proxy. The network group handles all client interactions, dispatching them and delegating the treatment of the request to workflows. A client connection is associated to the network group with the highest priority and for which all the criteria are met. If you want to set request filtering policy or resource limits, you will have to create a network group quality of service policy.
Each network group is associated with one or more workflows. Since it is the workflows that give access to a naming context (or suffix), by associating a workflow to a network group you indicate to the network group which naming contexts are available. Therefore, typically to create a network group, you would already have a workflow created. For information on workflows, see Configuring a Workflow.
The following examples describe how to configure network groups using the dsconfig command.
All the commands in the following procedures specify the proxy hostname (-h), the proxy admin port (-p), the bind DN (-D), and the bind password (-w). The following examples use the -X option to trust all certificates.