Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 Release Notes

Software Dependency Requirements

Directory Server relies on the Network Security Services, NSS, layer for cryptographic algorithms. NSS has been validated to work with the Sun cryptographic framework provided on Solaris 10 systems, which supports cryptographic acceleration devices.

On Windows systems, Directory Server requires ActivePerl software to use account activation and manual schema replication commands. Directory Server Enterprise Edition does not provide ActivePerl. The dependency concerns the following commands.

On Windows, you must disable the pop-up blocker to make Directory Service Control Center work properly.

Directory Proxy Server requires a Java runtime environment, JRE, version of at least 1.5.0_09 on Solaris, Red Hat and Windows systems. The zip distribution installs JRE. When you install from the zip distribution with the JAVA_HOME environment variable set, the Java runtime environment specified by JAVA_HOME is used. If JAVA_HOME is set for your environment, make sure the version is up to date.

Directory Proxy Server will work with any LDAPv3 compliant directory servers, but it is tested only with Sun Java System Directory Server.

For virtualization, Directory Proxy Server has been validated with the following JDBC data sources, using the drivers mentioned below. Though Directory Proxy Server works with all the JDBC 3 compliant drivers.

JDBC Data Source 

JDBC Driver 

DB2 v9 

IBM DB2 JDBC Universal Driver Architecture  



Apache Derby Network Client JDBC Driver 

MySQL 5.0 

MySQL-AB JDBC Driver  


Oracle 9i Database 

Oracle 10g Database 

Oracle JDBC driver 

On Windows systems, the dsee_deploy command cannot properly register software with the Common Agent Container, cacao, when you run the command from an MKS shell. This can occur when your MKS PATH does not include the system-drive:\system32 folder. Alternatively, run the command on the Windows native command line.

On Solaris 10, rc.scripts are deprecated so commands like dsadm autostart are not supported. Instead use Solaris 10 Service Management Facility (SMF) to handle these types of requests. For example, dsadm enable-service. For more information on SMF, see Solaris documentation.

Before you can install Identity Synchronization for Windows, you must install the prerequisite Sun Java System software components, including JRE and Message Queue.

On Windows systems, the JRE installed with Console and Administration Server does not include fixes for daylight savings time changes. You must apply fixes for daylight savings time changes after installation. To fix the JRE, use the tzupdater tool, described at The JRE to fix is found after installation under ServerRoot/bin/base/jre/ where you installed the Console and Administration Server.

Identity Synchronization for Windows Requirements in a Firewall Environment

You can run Identity Synchronization for Windows in a firewall environment. The following sections list the server ports that you must expose through the firewall.

Message Queue Requirements

By default, Message Queue uses dynamic ports for all services except for its port mapper. To access the Message Queue broker through a firewall, the broker should use fixed ports for all services.

After installing the core, you must set the imq.<service_name>.<protocol_type>.port broker configuration properties. Specifically, you must set the imq.ssljms.tls.port option. Refer to the Message Queue documentation for more information.

Installer Requirements

The Identity Synchronization for Windows installer must be able to communicate with the Directory Server acting as the configuration directory.

Core Component Requirements

The Message Queue, system manager, and command line interface must be able to reach the Directory Server where the Identity Synchronization for Windows configuration is stored.

Console Requirements

The Identity Synchronization for Windows console must be able to reach the following:

Connector Requirements

All connectors must be able to communicate with Message Queue.

In addition, the following connector requirements must be met.

Directory Server Plug-in Requirements in a Firewall Environment

Each Directory Server plug-in must be able to reach the Directory Server connector’s server port, which was chosen when the connector was installed. Plug-ins that run in Directory Server Master replicas must be able to connect to Active Directory’s LDAP, port 389, or LDAPS, port 636. The plug-ins that run in other Directory Server replicas must be able to reach the master Directory Server LDAP and LDAPS ports.

Supported Browsers for Directory Service Control Center

The following table displays the browsers for each operating system that supports Directory Service Control Center.

Operating System 

Supported Browser 

Solaris 10 and Solaris 9 (SPARC and x86) 

NetscapeTM Communicator 7.1, MozillaTM 1.7.12, and Firefox 1.0.7, 1.5, and 2.0

Red Hat Linux 4, Red Hat Linux 3 and SuSE Linux 

Mozilla 1.7.12 and Firefox 1.0.7, 1.5, and 2.0 

Windows XP 

Netscape Communicator 8.0.4, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0SP2, Mozilla 1.7.12, and Firefox 1.0.7, 1.5, and 2.0 

Windows 2000/2003 

Netscape Communicator 8.0.4, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0SP1, Mozilla 1.7.12, and Firefox 1.0.7, 1.5, and 2.0