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In Directory Server 1.x, the Distinguished Name (DN) of entries created using the Admin server Users & Groups used the Common Name (CN). With Directory Server 3.x and 4.x the DN instead uses the UID field to provide for more uniqueness.
You can go back to the old way (using CN) in DS 3.x by changing the file:
[server-root]/admin-serv/config/dsgw-orgperson.conf change the line var useUidForDN = true; to var useUidForDN = false;Now users will be created with a DN starting with "cn=firstname surname" instead of "uid=userid"
You can download a C or Java LDAP SDK complete with SSL support from http://developer.netscape.com/tech/directory/downloads.html
I've written a sample program to demonstrate how to change a user's password over LDAP as a CGI program. This is based on the changepw program that we used to distribute with Enterprise 2.x to change passwords in the dbm database. You can download the source to this here
This seems to fix 99 out of 100 problems with the News/Collabra Server.
Stop any expire processes that are running, stop News Server, and from a shell:
If you're using the Bourne or Korn shells, you might type something like:
NS_NEWSCONF=/usr/ns-home/news-hostname/config/nsnews.conf export NS_NEWSCONF
where "hostname" is the name of your computer.
Examine the nsnews.conf file; make sure that the directories specified in _PATH_TMP and other variables that deal with temporary files and directories are located in a filesystem with plenty of free space. Note hat /tmp is often located in a small filesystem. If that is the case, edit nsnews.conf to ensure that some other directory is used.
./makeactive -m -o > active.new
mv active.new [server root]/[news server name]/logs/active
rm [server root]/[news server name]logs/history*
./makehistory -b -o -i [this will probably take hours to complete]
./expire -v2 -n -s
./expireover -s -a
I've recently started some NSAPI programming. Here are a few of the programs that I've worked on: