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Login to NDS Using E-Mail ID? Yes.

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Posted: 6 Oct 2000

The E-mail Login application developed using Novell's JavaBeans allows you to login into NDS using your e-mail ID and NDS password. As this is a Java application, it is platform independent. The download includes all files required for Windows/UNIX platforms. We've included the readme text from this nifty utility for your reading pleasure. Click here to get the tool itself.

Make sure that you have at least one e-mail ID configured in the "Internet E-mail Address" field in NDS before using the application.

System requirements

  • Netscape's Java LDAP JDK (ldapjdk.jar)
  • NWIDirQuery Bean (NWIDirQuery.jar)
  • jdk1.1.7 or higher version. (For jdk1.1.7, you will need the swing.jar file).

Installing and Using the Application


  1. Unzip and untar the downloaded file, "Login.tar.gz" to any directory.
  2. Run the commands, >> gunzip Login.tar.gz and >> tar -xvf Login.tar from the directory where the files were copied.

    A directory named "LoginSample" will be created in the current working directory.

  3. From the LoginSample directory, run the command >> ./startsample to initialize the application.
  4. Specify the e-mail ID, the NDS password, the server (format can be only the "serverName" or "ldap://serverName") to which authentication is required and the context (example format o=novell).
  5. Click Login.

For Windows

  1. Unzip the downloaded file, "Login.tar.gz" to any directory.
  2. From the directory containing the unzipped files, open run.bat file in a text editor such as Notepad.
  3. If the default JDKPATH environment variable in the file is not applicable, set it by specifying the correct directory path for jdk. (Example: set JDKPATH=e:\jdk1.2.2)
  4. Save the run.bat file and double click the file to initialize the application.


    Use the run command from the Command Prompt. (example: \LoginSample\run)

  5. Specify the e-mail ID, the NDS password, the server to which authentication is required (the format can either be only the "serverName" or "ldap://serverName"), and the context (the format is o=novell).
  6. Click Login.

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