After you have set up your Directory Server instance, you can configure any specific server settings, import your user database, or run initial performance tests to optimize your server’s throughput.

  • Log into the Administrative Console. Become familiar with configuration options through the Administrative Console interface. The URL is based on the host name and HTTPS port specified during installation, such as

  • Apply Server Configurations. Apply your server configuration changes individually or using a dsconfig batch file. The batch file defines the Directory Server configuration tool, dsconfig, commands necessary to configure your server instance. For more information on using batch files, see Using dsconfig in Batch Mode.

    If you are migrating from a Sun Java System 5.x, 6.x, 7.x directory server, you can use the bin/migrate-sun-ds-config command to migrate your configuration settings to this newly installed server instance.

  • Import Data. Import user data using the import-ldif tool. The import serves as an initial test of the schema settings.

    $ bin/import-ldif --backendID userRoot --ldifFile ../user-data.ldif
  • Install and Configure the Delegated Admin Application. A Javascript-based web application can be installed for business users to manage identities stored in the Directory Server. The application provides delegated administration of identities for help desk or customer service representatives (CSR) initiating a password reset and unlock; an employee in HR updating an address stored within another employee profile; or an application administrator updating identity attributes or group membership to allow application SSO access.

  • Run Performance Tests. The Directory Server provides two tools for functional performance testing using in-house LDAP clients that accesses the server directly: searchrate (tests search performance) and modrate (tests modification performance):

    $ bin/searchrate --baseDN "dc=example,dc=com" --scope sub \ 
      --filter "(uid=user.[0-1999])" --attribute givenName --attribute sn \ 
      --attribute mail --numThreads 10
    $ bin/modrate --entryDN "uid=user.[0-1999],ou=People,dc=example,dc=com" \ 
      --attribute description --valueLength 12 --numThreads 10