See "Directory Naming Contexts" for a description of naming contexts.
11.1 Publishing Naming Contexts
To publish a naming context, you specify the topmost entry of each naming context as a value of the
namingContexts attribute in the root DSE. For example, suppose you have a DIT with three major naming contexts, the topmost entries of which are
If these entries are specified as values in the
namingContexts attribute, then a user, by specifying the appropriate filter, can find information about them by searching the root DSE. The user can then focus the search—for example, by concentrating on the
c=de naming context in particular.
11.2 Searching for Published Naming Contexts
To search for published naming contexts, perform a base search on the root DSE with
objectClass =* specified as a search filter. The retrieved information includes those entries specified in the
ldapsearch -p 3060 -q -D cn=orcladmin -b "" -s base -L "objectclass=*" \ namingcontexts
This command will not return anything unless naming contexts have been published.
Before you publish a naming context, be sure that:
You are a directory administrator with the necessary access to the root DSE.
The topmost entry of that naming context exists in the directory.
11.3 Modifying a Naming Context
You use ldapmodify to publish a naming context. The
namingContexts attribute is multi-valued, so you can specify multiple naming contexts.
namingContexts by using the command-line:
ldapmodify -D cn=orcladmin -q -p portNum -h hostname -f ldifFile
The following sample LDIF file specifies the entry
c=uk as a naming context.
dn: changetype: modify add: namingcontexts namingcontexts: c=uk