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Tool Time for eDirectory - July 7

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Posted: 7 Jul 2004

Cool Solutions has gathered a lot of eDirectory tools over the past few years. Many are free, some are shareware, and some are eval copies of commercial products. Each week we feature a new set of tools from the Novell eDirectory Cool Tools grab bag.

Featured eDirectory Tools - July 7, 2004

This week's featured Novell eDirectory tools:


Group It 1 - The group building, migration, and consolidation utility.
Evaluation software by Bukasoft Solutions
Contents: .zip with setup files
Notes: With Group It 1, you can successfully automate the creation, migration, and management of your group objects. No more carpel-tunnel syndrome from all the mouse clicks ConsoleOne requires to populate a group object.

Basic LDAP Login - How to Authenticate users with Novell UserName and Password with LDAP through PHP.
Freeware by George Goehring
Contents: .zip file with PHP files and a readme
Notes: This basic example shows you how to use LDAP to authenticate users with their Novell UserName and Password. It then pulls back some basic user info. My example demonstrates how to get information from a Novell server. This is a good tool for people who want to use an Intranet on the Novell server now shipping with PHP. This way you do not have to maintain two databases; you just use NDS Database information.


NDSMagic 1.5 - NDS Reporter/Extractor Search from any part of the NDS tree, on any object type.
Shareware by The Gadget Factory
Contents: .zip file with .exe and readme
Notes: Extracting information out of the NDS for reporting or QA checking has always been difficult. NDSMagic is designed to solve these problems and gives administrators and any user with read access to NDS, the ability to extract whatever information they need, in whatever format they need.

EmAdmin 1 - Emergency Admin
FreeWare (GPL) by Jean-Francois.Burdet
Contents: .zip file with NLM and support files
Notes: Emadmin.nlm allows you to create a user with Supervisor rights to any container in your tree, including root. Fix ghost containers with IRF filters, and use the Hidden Object Locator on Cool Tools to find any hidden OUs.


Volume Changer - Changes the Volumes in the "File Rights" for app objects.
Freeware by Robert Stout
Contents: .zip with setup files
Notes: This program will allow you to replace application object "File Rights"attribute based on the apps' current "File Rights" attribute. You simply browse for the volume to be replaced and then the new volume. Select the apps you want to be updated, and you are done.

NDSAX NDS - ActiveX controls for Web-based authentication.
Trial demo by Martin Zinaich
Contents: .zip containing control and support files
Notes: Develop Web pages based on a users NDS information. NDSAX is the main control which was developed to allow background authentication to Web sites. This control provides information about the NDS authenticated user and allows that information to be retrieved inside of Web pages.

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