The Active Directory driver can be configured for use with a Microsoft Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) or Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services instance (AD LDS). You import a configuration file to create a driver to connect to the ADAM (AD LDS) instance.
There are multiple ways to configure your environment to synchronize the information. For example, Novell recommends setting up your own certification authority (CA) in order to issue certificates that can be used for SSL connections to ADAM (AD LDS). If you already have server certificates, or if you have access to another CA that can issue valid certificates, you can ignore the steps that describe how to set up your own CA. Likewise, if you don't want to configure SSL (required if you want to set passwords on the Subscriber channel) then you can skip the section about configuring Certificate Services.
Any discussion of setting passwords is referring to the Subscriber channel (from Identity Manager to ADAM (AD LDS)). Password synchronization on the Publisher channel (from ADAM (AD LDS) to Identity Manager) is not currently possible, unless a regular user attribute (not the userPassword attribute) is used in ADAM (AD LDS) to store the password.