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Chapter 11. GUI Utilities

This chapter provides information on the graphical user interface (GUI) utilities for managing Directory Server.

11.1. redhat-idm-console

The redhat-idm-console command starts the Red Hat Directory Server Management Console.
For further details about the Management Console, see the corresponding section in the Red Hat Directory Server Administration Guide.


redhat-idm-console [ -a admin_server_base_URL ] [ -f file_name ] [ -h ] [ -l language_code ] [ -s instance_name ] [ -u user_DN ] [ -w password ] [ -x options ] [ -y password_file ]


Table 11.1. redhat-idm-console Options

Option Description
-a admin_server_base_URL Sets the base URL for the instance of the Administration Server to log into.
-f file_name Logs errors and system messages to the file_name.
-h Displays the available command-line options and short descriptions.
-l language_code Sets the language code. For example, fr or gr.
-s instance_name|DN Sets the instance to access, either by the DN of the server instance entry (SIE) or the instance name, such as slapd-instance_name.
-w - Reads the password from standard output.
-w password Sets the password to use to log into the Directory Server Console.
-x options
Available options:
  • nowinpos: Displays the window in the upper-left corner of the screen.
  • nologo: Prevents the splash screen from being displayed. The application opens with the login dialog.
  • javalaf: Enables the Java look and feel for the interface instead of using the platform-specific style.
To set multiple options, separate them with a comma.
-x password_file Reads the password from the specified file.