CreateNewEdirectoryTree is part of the Edirectory Script Project

Creating a New eDirectory Tree#

Be sure you have done Installed Edirectory on the server.

Follow the on-screen prompts for creating a new tree. You will be prompted 3 times to enter a new password for the default administrator account (admin.Administration.Directory-Info.com.net) that will be created.

Answer yes to run modifyinstall and osperms; refer to the section entitled “Verify/update eDirectory configuration” for more information.

On this Server, Modify /etc/hosts.nds#

On the new servercreate /etc/hosts.nds. The final file should look something like this:
	# Example entry:

IMPORTANT: The order of entries in this file is significant – always make sure that the local server appears in its hosts.nds file first.

Stop and Start#

Stop and start the directory to confirm the startup scripts are running correctly:
# /etc/init.d/nds stop
# /etc/init.d/nds start

Make sure the server is in the tree correctly and you can connect to the server via NDS and LDAP over SSL.

Look through the output from the previous command (the output is also logged in /var/b1nds.log).

If a problem exists, fix the problem before continuing.

Apply Current Production Release#

Although this should have been done, double check the server is at the current production versions and if not run Apply Current Production Release.

Apply NMAS Methods(Once Per Tree)#

If it is a "new" tree, you will need to perform Apply NMAS Methods(Once Per Tree).

Certificate Management#

If it has never been done for this server, complete the steps outlined at TBD

Simple Health Check#

Confirm the eDirectory tree is healthy and error-free according to an existing server in the target tree. If the only errors are communication related (e.g. –625), just wait a few minutes and check again.

Making Edirectory Production Ready#

Once the build is complete and the server has been verified to function properly for its intended purpose, there are a few manual steps needed to make the server ready for production use.

What's Next#

After the server is installed and running properly, you should install IDM 2.0 as described at Install/Upgrade Identity Manager 2x

More Information#

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