9.2. Set-up a Directory Server and Console
Install 389 Directory Server
- On Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora platforms, use the standard
yumpackage management utility to install 389 Directory Server. Enter the following command at a command prompt (you must have administrator privileges on your machine):
sudo yum install 389-dsNoteThe required
389-consoleRPM packages are available for Fedora, RHEL6+EPEL, and CentOS7+EPEL platforms. At the time of writing, the
389-consolepackage is not yet available for RHEL 7.
- After installing the 389 directory server packages, enter the following command to configure the directory server:
sudo setup-ds-admin.plThe script is interactive and prompts you to provide the basic configuration settings for the 389 directory server. When the script is complete, it automatically launches the 389 directory server in the background.
- For more details about how to install 389 Directory Server, see the Download page.
Install 389 Management Console
- On Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora platforms—use the standard
yumpackage management utility to install the 389 Management Console. Enter the following command at a command prompt (you must have administrator privileges on your machine):
sudo yum install 389-console
- On Windows platforms—see the Windows Console download instructions from
Connect the console to the server
- Enter the following command to start up the 389 Management Console:
- A login dialog appears. Fill in the LDAP login credentials in the User ID and Password fields, and customize the hostname in the Administration URL field to connect to your 389 management server instance (port
9830is the default port for the 389 management server instance).
- The 389 Management Console window appears. Select the Servers and Applications tab.
- In the left-hand pane, drill down to the Directory Server icon.
- Select the Directory Server icon in the left-hand pane and click Open, to open the 389 Directory Server Console.
- In the 389 Directory Server Console, click the Directory tab, to view the Directory Information Tree (DIT).
- Expand the root node,
YourDomain(usually named after a hostname, and shown as
localdomainin the following screenshot), to view the DIT.