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<body><P>There are numerous data repositories available in the

market. SAP User Management allows our existing infrastructure to use different

data sources like corporate directories, data base or an existing SAP system.

Novell eDirectory is a highly scalable, high-performing, secure directory

service. Novell eDirectory natively supports the directory standard Lightweight

Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) 3 and provides support for TLS/SSL services.

So, in this weblog series I shall explain how Novell eDirectory8.8 can be used

for user authentication and how it can be configured as a data source for UME.

                    </P>

                    <H3>Getting Exposed to Novell eDirectory 8.8 AND Novell iManager 2.5

                    </H3>

                    <P>In this blog, I am going to explain the installation of

Novell eDirectory 8.8, Novell iManager2.5 and also how to create a directory

tree using iManager2.5.

                    </P>

                    <H3>Steps For Installation

                    </H3>

                    <H3>STEP 1: Installing Novell eDirectory8.8

                    </H3>

                    <P>h3. Prerequisites

                    </P>

                    <ul><li><P>One of the following:

                    </P><ul><li>

                    <P>Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 4 or later, Windows

2000 Advanced Server with

                    </P>

                    <P>Service Pack 4 or later

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>Windows Server 2003

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>Windows XP is not a supported Novell eDirectory 8.8

platform.

                    </P></li></ul></li>

                    <li><P>An assigned IP address.

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>A Pentium 200 with a minimum of 64 MB RAM (128 MB

recommended)

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>Administrative rights to the Windows server and to all

portions of the eDirectory tree that

                    </P>

                    <P>contain domain-enabled User objects.

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>If you are upgrading from a previous version of eDirectory,

it must be eDirectory 8.7 or later.

                    </P></li></ul>

                    <H3>Procedure                    </H3>

                    <ul><li><P>Download the edir_88_win (Installable for Novell eDirectory)

from Novell and unzip the installable to a local file .

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>Run the Setup.exe.

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>Follow the onscreen instructions.

                    </P></li></ul>

                    <P>You can download

                         <a href=”http://www.novell.com/downloads“>Novell

e-directory 8.8

                         </A>.

                    </P>

                    <H2>Key Points during Installation

                    </H2>

                    <ul><li><P>While selecting an eDirectory installation type , If you are

going to create a new tree for your organization then go with the option

“create a new eDirectory Tree”. Give a Tree Name and admin user and password

for Novell Server.

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>In the HTTP Server Port Configuration page, specify the

ports to use for the eDirectory administrative HTTP server. If the default port

specified is already used, then the ports has to be changed.

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>In the LDAP Configuration page, specify which LDAP ports to

use. Standard port is 389(without TLS/ SSL) and 636(with TSL/SSL).

                    </P>

                    <P>Note: If 389 is already used by any other LDAP servers then

change it to 390 or some other

                    </P>

                    <P>Port for that matter.

                    </P></li></ul>

                    <H3>STEP 2: Installing Novell iManager 2.5

                    </H3>

                    <P>Novell eDirectory can be administered using a Web-based

administration console –  Novell iManager.It provides secure and

customized access to eDirectory  from virtually anywhere you have access

to the Internet and a Web browser.

                    </P>

                    <P>iManager provides the following:

                    </P>

                    <ul><li><P>Single point of administration for Novell eDirectory

objects, schema, partitions and replicas

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>Single point of administration for many other network

resources

                    </P></li>

                    </ul>

                    <H3>Prerequisites For iManager Installation

                    </H3>

                    <ul><li><P>Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4, 2000 Professional SP4,

2000 Server SP4, XP

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>Professional SP1, or 2003 Server/2003 Advanced Server with

the latest Service Pack installed

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>Pentium III 600 MHz or higher processor

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>300 MB of disk space for a local installation

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>eDirectory 8.8 installed on your Windows server or another

available server

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>Previous versions of iManager do not need to be uninstalled.

If iManager 2.5 detects previous versions it either

                    </P>

                    <P>Uninstalls/over writes them.

                    </P></li></ul>

                    <P>The iManager 2.5 installation program installs and

configures the following items if it does not detect a compatible version:

                    </P>

                    <P>Apache 2.0.49 (installed if Apache and IIS are not detected)

                    </P>

                    <P>Tomcat 4.1.30

                    </P>

                    <P>Sun JVM 1.4.2_04

                    </P>

                    <P>Novell International Cryptographic Infrastructure (NICI)

2.7.0

                    </P>

                    <P>NMAS Client 2.7

                    </P>

                    <H3>PROCEDURE

                    </H3>

                    <ul><li><P>Download the Novell Imanager2.5 Exe from Novell and extract

it in your hard disk.

                    </P>

<P>You can download

                         <a href=”http://www.novell.com/downloads“>Novell

iManager 2.5</a></P></li>

                    <li><P>Run iManagerInstall.EXE

                    </P></li>

                    <li><P>Follow the onscreen instructions.

                    </P></li></ul>

                    <P>After the installation completes, you might need to wait

several seconds for iManager to

                    </P>

                    <P>Initialize before you can access iManager.

                    </P>

                    <P>Once it is installed you can create users, groups,

Organization, Organization units etc,

                    </P>

                    <P>from Novell iManager.

                    </P>

                    <H3><p>STEP 3: Creating a Directory Tree Using Novell iManager</p>                    </H3>

                    <P>After installation, iManager can be accessed using the

following URL.

                    </P>

                    <P>https://<server-ip> /nps/iManager.html.

                    </P>

                    <P>The iManager screen will look like this and one can login to the

iManager using the Admin user and password

                    </P>

                    <P>specified during installation of NDS.

                    </P>

                    <P>

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                    </P>

                    <P>Once logged into the iManager you can create users, groups,

Organization Units, Organization etc using

                    </P>

                    <P>the eDirectory Administration -> create object option.

                    </P>

                    <P>

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                    </P>

                    <P>Now the directory tree contains the Organization and the

Organization unit which we have described during installation.

                    </P>

                    <P>For example O=org, OU=company. By default the OU “Security”

will be created during installation.

                    </P>

                    <P>

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                    </P>

                    <P>Now I shall explain how to create users and assign users to

groups using the following screenshots.

                    </P>

                    <P>a)       Creating a user.

                    </P>

                    <P>

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                    </P>

                    <P>b)       Creating a group.

                    </P>

                    <P>

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                    </P>

                    <P>c)       Assign user to group.

                    </P>

                    <P>

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                    </P>

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                    </P>

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