This chapter describes Oracle Internet Directory naming contexts, including how to search for naming contexts and how to publish naming contexts to enable users to search for specific naming contexts.
This chapter includes the following sections:
See "Naming Contexts" for a description of 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
c=de. 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.
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
namingContexts attribute. For example:
ldapsearch -p 3060 -q -D cn=orcladmin -b "" -s base -L "objectclass=*" \ namingcontexts
Note: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.
You use ldapmodify to publish a naming context. The
namingContexts attribute is multi-valued, so you can specify multiple naming contexts.
You can modify
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