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Adding user-property attribute to Novell Messenger

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Novell Messenger
Novell ConsoleOne 1.3.6


Attribute(s) not showing up for user properties in Novell Messenger
How to display attributes for users to show up in Novell Messenger


Novell Messenger uses LDAP to authenticate and lookup. When adding an attribute in the Information List for a Default Policy, it is necessary for it to match exactly what LDAP finds. To determine the exact attribute that is desired to be added to the user properties in Novell Messenger, please continue with the following:
Perform an LDAP search for a specific user in order to identify the attribute name:
  1. From a terminal window: type 
    ldapsearch -x -h <IPAddressOfLDAP> -D <User's FDN to perform search> -W -b <FDN for user to lookup> and press Enter.
  2. From the results, identify the attribute(s) that will be added to Novell Messenger user properties. For example, telephoneNumber. An example of results from a user object can be:
    uid: user
    givenName: user
    fullName: user
    Language: ENGLISH
    telephoneNumber: 123456789
    sn: user
    passwordAllowChange: TRUE
    objectClass: inetOrgPerson
    objectClass: organizationalPerson
    objectClass: Person
    objectClass: ndsLoginProperties
    objectClass: Top
    cn: user
Configuring Default Display Attributes for Novell Messenger:
  1. In ConsoleOne, browse to and expand the Messenger Service object.
  2. Open the PolicyContainer and go to the properties of the DefaultPolicy.
  3. From the Policy tab select Information List.
  4. Add the attribute to display in properties of a user found from section one above.
  5. Apply the changes.
  6. Restart Novell Messenger: type rcnovell-nmma restart and press Enter.

Additional Information


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  • Document ID:7010602
  • Creation Date:10-AUG-12
  • Modified Date:10-AUG-12
    • NovellConsoleOne
    • NetIQeDirectory

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