6.2. Starting the Directory Server Console

There is a simple script to launch the Directory Server Console. The command is in the /usr/bin tool directory, so it can be run as follows:
# redhat-idm-console


Make sure that the correct JDK is set in the PATH before launching the Console.
The login screen prompts for the user name, password, and Admin Server location. It is possible to pass other information along with the Console command to supply the Admin Server URL, password, and user name. For example:
# redhat-idm-console -a http://localhost:9830 -u "cn=Directory Manager" -w secret

Table 6.3. redhat-idm-console Options

Option Description
-a adminURL Specifies a base URL for the instance of Admin Server to log into.
-f fileName Writes errors and system messages to fileName.
-h Prints out the help message for redhat-idm-console.
-s Specifies the directory instance to access, either by specifying the DN of the server instance entry (SIE) or the instance name, such as slapd-example.
-u Gives the user DN to use to log into the Console.
-w Gives the password to use to log into the Console.
-w - Reads the password from the standard output.
-x options Specifies extra options. There are three values for extraOptions:
nowinpos, which puts the Console window in the upper left corner of the screen
nologo, which keeps the splash screen from being displayed and only opens the login dialog
javalaf, which uses the Java look and feel for the Console interface rather than the platform-specific styles
To use multiple options, separate them with a comma.
-y file Reads the password from the specified input file.