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Linking pre-existing UNIX users to eDir with NAM 3.0

(Last modified: 29Aug2005)

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fact

Novell Account Management 3.0 for UNIX Platforms

goal

Linking pre-existing UNIX users to eDir with NAM 3.0

symptom

The customer wants UNIX users with their UID and GID to be matched in NAM 3.0 within eDirectory.

fix

There is currently not a supported way of linking pre-existing UNIX accounts into the NAM 3.0 system. However, the following are some steps that can be taken to link the users:
1. Stop the Platform Receiver
2. Stop the Event Listener
3. Make sure a trawl will not be running soon.
4. Create a user in eDirectory with matching /etc/passwd information.
5. Use an LDIF file to import a UID/GID object into the ASAM System container with the desired UID and GID. Make sure there will not be any UID/GID collisions.  To do this, take an LDIF dump of one of the UID/GID objects.  Then edit that file to create a UID/GID object with the new user name and UID/GID number.
6. Start the Platform Receiver
7. Start the Event Listener
8. Start a trawl.

note

The trawl process will create the eUser in the census and platform sets. NAM will attempt to create a UID/GID object, but will fail because it already exists. It will then use the pre-existing UID/GID object for the new user.

disclaimer

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  • Document ID:
  • 10081309
  • Solution ID: NOVL87983
  • Creation Date: 20Mar2003
  • Modified Date: 29Aug2005
    • NetIQeDirectory

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