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Perform the following steps to add user entries to the directory server:

  1. Ensure that the LDAP server and browser are running.

    See Set-up a Directory Server and Browser.

  2. In the LDAP Browser view, drill down to the ou=users node.

    directory information tree in the LDAP browser
  3. Select the ou=users node.

  4. Open the context menu.

  5. Select New|New Entry.

    The New Entry wizard appears.

  6. In the Entry Creation Method pane, check Create entry from scratch.

  7. Click Next.

    The Object Classes pane opens.

  8. In the Object Classes pane, select inetOrgPerson from the list of Available object classes on the left.

  9. Click Add to populate the list of Selected object classes.


  10. Click Next.

    The Distinguished Name pane opens.

  11. In the the RDN field, enter uid in front and jdoe after the equals sign.


  12. Click Next.

    The Attributes pane opens.

  13. Fill in the remaining mandatory attributes in the Attributes pane.

    1. Set the cn (common name) attribute to John Doe

    2. Set the sn (surname) attribute to Doe.


  14. Add a userPassword attribute to the user entry.

    1. Open the context menu.

    2. Select New Attribute.

      The New Attribute wizard appears.

    3. From the Attribute type drop-down list, select userPassword.

    4. Click Finish.

      The Password Editor dialog appears.

    5. In the Enter New Password field, enter the password, secret.

    6. Click OK.

      The userPassword attribute will appear in the attributes editor.

  15. Click Finish.

  16. Add a user Jane Doe by following Step 3 to Step 15.

    In Step 11, use janedoe for the new user's uid.

  17. Add a user Camel Rider by following Step 3 to Step 15.

    In Step 11, use crider for the new user's uid.

To add the groups that define the roles:

  1. Create a new organizational unit to contain the role groups.

    1. In the LDAP Browser view, select the ou=system node.

    2. Open the context menu.

    3. Select New|New Entry.

      The New Entry wizard appears.

    4. In the Entry Creation Method pane, check Create entry from scratch.

    5. Click Next.

      The Object Classes pane opens.

    6. Select organizationalUnit from the list of Available object classes on the left.

    7. Click Add to populate the list of Selected object classes.

    8. Click Next>.

      The Distinguished Name pane opens.

    9. In the the RDN field, enter ou in front and roles after the equals sign.

    10. Click Next>.

      The Attributes pane opens.

    11. Click Finish.

    [Note]Note

    This step is required because Apache DS only allows administrators access to entries in ou=system,ou=groups.

  2. In the LDAP Browser view, drill down to the ou=roles node.

  3. Select the ou=roles node.

  4. Open the context menu.

  5. Select New|New Entry.

    The New Entry wizard appears.

  6. In the Entry Creation Method pane, check Create entry from scratch.

  7. Click Next.

    The Object Classes pane opens.

  8. Select groupOfNames from the list of Available object classes on the left.

  9. Click Add to populate the list of Selected object classes.

  10. Click Next.

    The Distinguished Name pane opens.

  11. In the the RDN field, enter cn in front and admin after the equals sign.

  12. Click Next.

    The Attributes pane opens and you are presented with a DN editor.

  13. Enter uid=jdoe.

  14. Click OK.

  15. Click Finish.

  16. Add a sshConsole role by following Step 3 to Step 15.

    In Step 11, use sshConsole for the new group's cn.

    In Step 13, use uid=janedoe.

  17. Add a webconsole role by following Step 3 to Step 15.

    In Step 11, use webconsole for the new group's cn.

    In Step 13, use uid=janedoe.

  18. Add a jmxUser role by following Step 3 to Step 15.

    In Step 11, use jmxUser for the new group's cn.

    In Step 13, use uid=crider.

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