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Working With Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Directory and Naming Services: LDAP

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Updated: September 2018

Planning the LDAP Data Population

After the LDAP server has been configured with the proper DIT and schema, you need to populate the DIT with data. The source of the data are the /etc files in multiple systems. Consider the following methods for populating the DIT:

  • Merge the /etc files of a specific data type into a single file for that data type. For example, merge all /etc/passwd files from different systems into a single /etc/passwd file. You can populate the server from the single host that stores all the merged /etc files.

  • Populate the server by using the appropriate command from each LDAP client system that accesses the directory server.

For information about the steps to populate the directory server, see Populating the LDAP Server With Data.