The out-of-the-box, initial configuration settings for the PingDirectory Server provide an excellent starting point for most general-purpose Directory Server applications. However, additional tuning might be necessary to meet the performance, hardware, operating system, and memory requirements for your production environment.

The Directory Server stores its configuration settings in an LDIF file, config/config.ldif. Rather than editing the file directly, the Directory Server provides command-line and an Administrative Console to configure the server. The Directory Server also includes tools to create server groups, so that configuration changes can be applied to multiple servers at one time.

This chapter presents the following topics: