Edirectory Instance Management


What Instances are on a Machine?#

Need to tell what instances of eDirectory are on a given machine?


As there can be more than one instance the instances are listed in:
  • /etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf

If there is only one instance, by default the conf file is:

  • /etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/nds.conf

eDirectory Multiple Instance#

A file with each instance is stored in the N4u.server.configdir in a format similar to:

Each line in the instances file should contain the full path to each eDirectory Instance nds.conf file owned by the User's <UIDNUMBER>.

So the file for the root user would be:


We use this command-line:

cat "/etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/.edir/instances.$EUID"
which will return all the instances for the user that is currently logged in.


Some of the parameters in the Nds.conf file are also stored as attributes within eDirectory. When the eDirectory attribute is modified, then the nds.conf file is updated. When the various services for eDirectory start, they read the parameters in the Nds.conf file to use when starting their respective services and they set the respective attributes in eDirectory.


The nds.conf file contains a list of configuration parameters for configuring Novell eDirectory. This file is read by the eDirectory daemon, NDSD, when it is started. The configuration file is stored in the UTF-8 format.

The "http" prefixed entries are used by the HTTP Server Object.

ndsconfig Parameters#

These are the ndsconfig Parameters we know about.

Each parameter entry would be a single line within the Edirectory Instance Management file, if set.



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