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Trusted Extensions Configuration and Administration

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Updated: December 2017

Creating a Trusted Extensions Proxy for an Existing Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition

First, you need to add the Trusted Extensions databases to the existing LDAP Server on an Oracle Solaris system. Second, to enable Trusted Extensions systems to access the LDAP Server, you then need to configure a Trusted Extensions system to be the LDAP proxy server.

Create an LDAP Proxy Server

If an LDAP server already exists at your site, create a proxy server on a Trusted Extensions system.

Before You Begin

You have populated the LDAP server from a client that was modified to set the enableShadowUpdate parameter to TRUE. For the requirement, see Create an LDAP Client for the LDAP Server.

In addition, you have added the databases that contain Trusted Extensions information to the LDAP server from a client where the enableShadowUpdate parameter was set to TRUE. For details, see Populate the Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition.

You must be in the root role in the global zone.

  1. On a system that is configured with Trusted Extensions, create a proxy server.

    Note - You must run two ldapclient commands. After you run the ldapclient init command, you then run the ldapclient modify command to set the enableShadowUpdate parameter to TRUE.

    The following are sample commands. The ldapclient init command defines proxy values.

    # ldapclient init \
      -a proxyDN=cn=proxyagent,ou=profile,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com \
      -a domainName=west.example.com \
      -a profileName=pit1 \
      -a proxyPassword=test1234
    System successfully configured

    The ldapclient mod command enables shadow updating.

    # ldapclient mod -a enableShadowUpdate=TRUE \
      -a adminDN=cn=admin,ou=profile,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com \
      -a adminPassword=admin-password
    System successfully configured

    For details, see Chapter 5, Setting Up LDAP Clients in Working With Oracle Solaris 11.3 Directory and Naming Services: LDAP.

  2. Verify that the Trusted Extensions databases can be viewed by the proxy server.
    # ldaplist -l database


For strategies to solve LDAP configuration problems, see Chapter 6, Troubleshooting LDAP Configurations in Working With Oracle Solaris 11.3 Directory and Naming Services: LDAP.