Sun Java System Instant Messaging 7.2 Administration Guide

Configuring Instant Messaging to Use LDAP Dynamic Groups

In the Sun Java System Directory Server and some other LDAP servers, dynamic groups filter end users based on their DN and include them in a single group. The dynamic groups are defined in Directory Server by the groupOfUrls objectclass.

To enable end users to view the dynamic groups in search results and add them to their contact list, you need to include groupOfUrls objects in search results.

The following modifications need to be made to iim.conf:

ProcedureTo Configure Instant Messaging to Use Dynamic Groups

  1. Open iim.conf.

    See iim.conf File Syntax for instructions on locating and modifying iim.conf.

  2. Add the following three lines to iim.conf:


    Do not include line breaks within a single line. The attribute and objectclass names are configurable. By default, the memberOfUrls attribute is used as the membership attribute of a dynamic group. If you want to use an attribute name other than memberOfUrls, set the iim_ldap.groupmemberurlattr option to the attribute name you want to use.