12.6. Creating an Attribute

This section describes how to create a attribute using the command line and the web console.

12.6.1. Creating an Attribute Using the Command Line

Use the ldapmodify utility to create a new attribute. For example:
# dsconf -D "cn=Directory Manager" ldap://server.example.com schema attributetypes add dateofbirth --desc="For employee birthdays" --syntax="" --single-value --x-origin="Example defined"
For further details about attribute definitions, see Section 12.1.3, “Attributes”.

12.6.2. Creating an Attribute Using the Web Console

To create an attribute using the web console:
  1. Open the Directory Server user interface in the web console. See Section 1.4, “Logging Into Directory Server Using the Web Console”.
  2. Select the instance.
  3. Select SchemaAttributes.
  4. Click Add Attribute.
  5. Fill the parameters.
  6. Click Add.