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Novell NetWare NDS and eDirectory Integration - Hitachi ID Identity Manager

NetWare NDS

Hitachi ID Identity Manager manages passwords on Novell NDS by installing the Novell IntraNetWare client on the Identity Manager server. Accounts are listed from the entire tree or a sub-tree and are reset using an administrative account with credentials stored, encrypted, on the Identity Manager server. The NDS connector uses the NCP protocol for all communications. Nothing is installed on NetWare / NDS servers.

Identity Manager connectors can create, delete, enable, disable, modify, rename and move NDS users in any specified tree. It creates new NDS users by cloning existing ones, copying and adjusting native NDS attributes in the process. It can also manage the membership of NDS users in NDS groups.

Novell eDirectory

Identity Manager can manages passwords on Novell eDirectory LDAP directories in two ways:

  • By directly binding to the LDAP or LDAPS service and issuing LDAP commands to modify user objects. The LDAP bind operation itself is used to validate current passwords and LDAP search is used to enumerate users.
  • By connecting to the hosting NetWare NDS server and making the updates using NCP transactions.
No agent is installed locally on the eDirectory server in either case.

Identity Manager connectors can create, delete, enable, disable, modify, rename rename and move eDirectory users in any specified tree. It creates new eDirectory users by cloning existing ones, copying and adjusting attributes in the process. It can also manage the membership of eDirectory users in LDAP security groups.

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