Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP11 Administrator's Guide

Creating Organizational Units

For LDAP services, an organizational unit can include a number of groups, and it usually represents a division, department, or other discrete business group. A DN can exist in more than one organizational unit.

ProcedureTo create an organizational unit

  1. Access the Administration Server and choose the Users and Groups tab.

  2. Click the New Organizational Unit link and enter the required information.

    For more information, see the New Organizational Unit page in the online help.

    The following notes may be of interest to the directory administrator:

    • New organizational units are created using the organizationalUnit object class.

    • The distinguished name for new organizational units is of the form:

      ou=new organization, ou=parent organization, ...,o=base organization, c=country

    For example, if you create a new organization called Accounting within the organizational unit West Coast, and your Base DN is o=Ace Industry, c=US, then the new organization unit’s DN is:

    ou=Accounting, ou=West Coast, o=Ace Industry, c=US