Configuring the Z and I Emulator for Web server to use LDAP as a data store

  1. Open the Administration window and logon to Z and I Emulator for Web.
  2. Click Services > Directory Service
  3. Click the Use Directory Service (LDAP) box and then enter the LDAP server information.
    Destination Address
    Type the IP address of the LDAP directory. Use either the host name or dotted decimal format. The default is the host name of the Z and I Emulator for Web server.
    Destination Port
    Type the TCP/IP port on which the LDAP server will accept a connection from an LDAP client. The default port is 389.
    Administrator Distinguished Name
    Type the distinguished name (DN) of the directory administrator that allows Z and I Emulator for Web to update information. you need to use the LDAP string representation for distinguished names (for example, cn=Chris Smith,o=HCL,c=US ).
    Administrator Password
    Type the directory administrator's password.
    Distinguished Name Suffix
    Type the distinguished name (DN) of the highest entry in the directory information tree (DIT) for which information will be saved. Z and I Emulator for Web will store all of its configuration information below this suffix in the DIT. you need to use the LDAP string representation for distinguished names (for example, cn=ZIEWeb,o=HCL,c=US ).
    Migrate Configuration to Directory Service
    To migrate users and groups from the private data store to the LDAP directory, click the check box. Migrating to LDAP has significant implications for your group and user configuration information. Refer to LDAP Migration Implications in the online help for more information. You can check this box either when you switch to the directory server, or after you have made the switch.
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    The Redirector configuration is not migrated to the directory server.
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    If you have a problem connecting to LDAP and migrating, try to connect to LDAP first. Then, after successfully connecting, try to migrate.
  4. Click Apply.

    When you are asked to authenticate with the LDAP directory for the first time, specify a user ID of "admin" and a password of "password". You can change this password after the first log on. Even though you might have changed your password for the private data store, that ID and password continues to be valid for the private data store only. For the LDAP directory, a separate user ID and password are required. To avoid confusion, you can change your LDAP directory password to be the same as your private data store password.

Changes made on this panel are effective immediately. Once you have switched to the LDAP server, subsequent user-related changes will be made only on the LDAP server, including administrative changes to groups, users, or sessions, and changes such as new passwords, macros, keyboard changes, etc., by either the administrator or a user.