1.3 Support for Standard Driver Features

The following sections provide information about how the GroupWise driver supports these standard driver features:

1.3.1 Local Platforms

A local installation is an installation of the driver on the 32-bit Metadirectory server. The GroupWise driver can be installed on the following operating systems supported for the 32-bit Metadirectory server:

  • Windows* Server 2003 SP2 32-bit

  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit

  • SUSEĀ® Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2 32-bit and 64-bit

  • Open Enterprise Server 2 SP1 32-bit

1.3.2 Remote Platforms

The GroupWise driver can use the Remote Loader service to run on a server other than the Metadirectory server. For example, you might not want to install the Metadirectory server (Metadirectory engine and Identity Vault) on the same server as GroupWise. In this case, you install the Remote Loader and driver on the GroupWise server and the Remote Loader enables the driver to communicate with the Metadirectory server.

The GroupWise driver is supported on the following platforms running a 32-bit Remote Loader:

  • Windows Server 2003 SP2

  • Windows Server 2008

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2

  • Open Enterprise Server 2 SP1

1.3.3 Entitlements

The sample driver configuration supports entitlements. When entitlements are enabled, the driver does the following actions by default:

  • Adds User object accounts

  • Removes User object accounts

  • Adds members of the distribution list

  • Removes members of the distribution list

1.3.4 Password Synchronization

The Subscriber channel sets the password. Passwords are not synchronized on the Publisher channel. This means that passwords are synchronized from the Identity Vault to GroupWise, but not from GroupWise to the Identity Vault.

The best practice is to configure GroupWise to authenticate against the Identity Vault, in which case password synchronization is not required.

1.3.5 Objects Synchronized

The GroupWise driver synchronizes users, groups, distribution lists, external entities, containers, and post offices.