NetIQ eDirectory is the central, key component of Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES). It provides the following:
Centralized identity management
The underlying infrastructure for managing your network servers and the services they provide
Secure access to network services both within the firewall and from the Web
At this point you have created a new eDirectory tree named EXAMPLE_TREE that you are using to learn about OES. As you work with the tree and the objects it contains, you will begin to better understand the role eDirectory plays.
This section discusses the following: