Configure the custom ID attribute for users or groupsConfigure IBM Connections to use custom ID attributes to identify users and groups in the LDAP directory.
Before you begin
- If you specified a single ID attribute for both users and groups, you don't need to complete this task. This task is required only if you specified a custom ID attribute for users or groups in the Specify a custom ID for users or groups topic.
- Ensure that you have completed the steps to specify different ID attributes for users and groups in the Specify a custom ID for users or groups topic.
About this taskYou can change the default setting to use a custom ID to identify users and groups in the directory.
To configure IBM Connections to use the custom ID attribute that you specified earlier...
- Add the new attribute to the LotusConnections-config.xml file. To do so...
- Start the wsadmin tool.
- Access the IBM Connections configuration file:
If you are prompted to specify which server to connect to, enter 1. This information is not used by the wsadmin client when you are making configuration changes.
- Check out the IBM Connections configuration files using the following command: LCConfigService.checkOutConfig("/<working_directory>", "<cell_name>")
- <working_directory> is the temporary working directory to which the configuration XML and XSD files are copied. The files are kept in this working directory while you change them.
- <cell_name> is the name of the IBM WAS cell hosting the IBM Connections application. This argument is case sensitive. If you do not know the cell name, you can determine it by entering the following command in the wsadmin command processor:
- From the temporary directory to which you checked out the IBM Connections configuration files, open the LotusConnections-config.xml file in a text editor.
- Add the new custom properties to the LotusConnections-config.xml file. For example:
<sloc:serviceReference serviceName="directory" ... custom_user_id_attribute="customUserID" custom_group_id_attribute="customGroupID"/>
- Save the LotusConnections-config.xml file.
- Check in the changed configuration property files using the following command:LCConfigService.checkInConfig()
- After making updates, enter the following command to deploy the changes: synchAllNodes()
- Stop and restart the WAS instance hosting IBM Connections.
Parent topicOptional post-installation tasks
Specify a custom ID attribute for users or groups