Sun Java System Instant Messaging 7.2 Administration Guide

Displaying Contact Names Using an Attribute Other than cn

You can customize how Instant Messenger displays contact names. The default attribute used byInstant Messenger to display contact names is cn. Contact names appear as First Name, Last Name. For example, Frank Smith, Mary Jones, and so on.

Use the iim_ldap.userdisplay and iim_ldap.groupdisplay parameters to specify which attribute to use to display contact names.

ProcedureTo Change the Attribute Used to Display Contact Names

  1. Open iim.conf.

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

  2. Specify the attribute you want to use to display user names as the value for iim_ldap.userdisplay.

  3. Specify the attribute you want to use to display group names as the value for iim_ldap.groupdisplay

  4. Save and close the file.