Chapter 3. Red Hat Directory Server 11.3

3.1. System requirements

This section contains information related to installing Directory Server 11.3, including prerequisites and platform requirements.

3.1.1. Supported platforms for Directory Server

Red Hat supports Directory Server 11.3 on the following platforms:

3.1.2. Supported platforms for the Directory Server user interface in Cockpit

Red Hat supports the browser-based Directory Server user interface in Cockpit in the following environments:

Operating systemBrowser

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4

  • Mozilla Firefox 78.7 and later
  • Chrome 58 and later

Windows Server 2016 and 2019:

  • Mozilla Firefox 78.7 and later
  • Chrome 58 and later

Windows 10

  • Mozilla Firefox 78.7 and later
  • Microsoft Edge 16 and later
  • Chrome 58 and later

3.1.3. Supported platforms for the Windows Synchronization utility

Red Hat supports the Windows Synchronization utility for Active Directory running on:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016

3.2. Highlighted updates and new features

This section documents new features and important updates in Directory Server 11.3.

Directory Server rebased to version 1.4.3.16

The 389-ds-base packages have been upgraded to upstream version 1.4.3.16, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. For a complete list of notable changes, read the upstream release notes before updating:

Highlighted updates and new features in the 389-ds-base packages

Features in Red Hat Directory Server, that are included in the 389-ds-base packages, are documented in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 Release Notes:

3.3. Bug fixes

This section describes bugs fixed in Directory Server 11.3 that have a significant impact on users.

The lib389 library no longer fails to delete entries discovered by the Account object

Previously, the _protected flag of the Account object in the lib389 Directory Server library was enabled. As a consequence, delete operations failed. This update sets the flag to False. As a result, the library no longer fails if you delete or rename entries discovered by the Account object.

Bug fixes in the 389-ds-base packages

Bug fixes in Red Hat Directory Server, that are included in the 389-ds-base packages, are documented in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 Release Notes:

3.4. Known issues

This section documents known problems and, if applicable, workarounds in Directory Server 11.3.

Directory Server settings that are changed outside the web console’s window are not automatically visible

Because of the design of the Directory Server module in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 web console, the web console does not automatically display the latest settings if a user changes the configuration outside of the console’s window. For example, if you change the configuration using the command line while the web console is open, the new settings are not automatically updated in the web console. This applies also if you change the configuration using the web console on a different computer. To work around the problem, manually refresh the web console in the browser if the configuration has been changed outside the console’s window.

The Directory Server Web Console does not provide an LDAP browser

The web console enables administrators to manage and configure Directory Server 11 instances. However, it does not provide an integrated LDAP browser. To manage users and groups in Directory Server, use the dsidm utility. To display and modify directory entries, use a third-party LDAP browser or the OpenLDAP client utilities provided by the openldap-clients package.