IDSCONFIG(1M) Maintenance Commands IDSCONFIG(1M)


NAME


idsconfig - prepare an iPlanet Directory Server (iDS) to be populated
with data and serve LDAP clients

SYNOPSIS


/usr/lib/ldap/idsconfig [-v] [-i input_configfile]
[-o output_configfile]


DESCRIPTION


Use the idsconfig tool to set up an iPlanet Directory Server (iDS). You
can specify the input configuration file with the -i option on the
command line. Alternatively, the tool will prompt the user for
configuration information. The input configuration file is created by
idsconfig with the -o option on a previous run.


The first time a server is set up, the user is prompted for all the
required information. Future installations on that machine can use the
configuration file previously generated by idsconfig using the -o option.


The output configuration file contains the directory administrator's
password in clear text. Thus, if you are creating an output configuration
file, take appropriate security precautions.


You should back up the directory server's configuration and data prior to
running this command.

OPTIONS


The following options are supported:

-i input_configfile
Specify the file name for idsconfig to use as a
configuration file. This file will be read by
idsconfig, and the values in the file will be
used to configure the server. Do not manually
edit input_configfile. The input_configfile is
only partially validated, as idsconfig assumes
that the file was created by a previous
invocation of the command.


-o output_configfile
Create a configuration file.


-v
Verbose output.


OPERANDS


The following operands are supported:

input_configfile
Name of configuration file for idsconfig to use.


output_configfile
Configuration file created by idsconfig.


EXAMPLES


Example 1: Prompting the User for Input




In the following example, the user is prompted for information to set up
iDS.


example# idsconfig


Example 2: Creating an Output Configuration File




In the following example, the user is prompted for information to set up
iDS, and an output configuration file, config.1, is created when
completed.


example# idsconfig -o config.1


Example 3: Setting up iDS Using the Specified Configuration File




In the following example, iDS is set up by using the values specified in
the configuration file, config.1. The verbose mode is specified, so
detailed information will print to the screen.


example# idsconfig -v -i config.1


EXIT STATUS


The following exit values are returned:

0
Successful completion.


>0
An error occurred.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Evolving |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


ldap(1), ldapadd(1), ldapdelete(1), ldaplist(1), ldapmodify(1),
ldapmodrdn(1), ldapsearch(1), ldap_cachemgr(1M), ldapaddent(1M),
ldapclient(1M), resolv.conf(4), attributes(5)


May 13, 2017 IDSCONFIG(1M)