B.8 novell-cifs

Attribute Name



Specify the IP address of the eDirectory LDAP server that AFP connects to at install time.

Example: <ldap_server></ldap_server>


Specify the LDAP port of the server specified in the ldap_server tag.

Example: <cifs_ldap_port config:type="integer">636</cifs_ldap_port>


Set this to 'yes' if the LDAP port is mentioned in cifs_ldap_port tag is a secure port, else no.

Example: <use_secure_port>yes</use_secure_port>


Specify the CIFS proxy user FQDN in LDAP format used for searching CIFS users in eDirectory at log time.

Example: <proxy_user>cn=cifsproxy,o=acme</proxy_user> If you are using common proxy for AFP, mention the user FQDN of the common proxy as shown below. <proxy_user>cn=OESCommonProxy_localhostname,o=acme</proxy_user>


Set this value to 'yes' when you want to create a CIFS proxy user at install time.

Example: <create_new_user>no</create_new_user>


Specify the password for the CIFS proxy user.

Example: <proxy_user_password>SAM23#$</proxy_user_password>


Set to 'yes' when you want to store the CIFS proxy user credentials in the OCS store. Setting it to 'no' will store the credentials in an encrypted file locally. It is recommended to use OCS to store the CIFS Proxy user credentials.

Example: <use_ocs_for_credentials>yes</use_ocs_for_credentials>


Specify the context of the local NCP server.

Example: <server_context>ou=wdc,o=acme</server_context>


Specify a list of CIFS User contexts that are searched when the CIFS user enters a user name for authentication. The server searches through each context in the list until it finds the user object.

Example: <cifs_edir_contexts config:type="list"> <listentry>ou=wdc,o=acme</listentry> <listentry>ou=prv,o=acme</listentry> </cifs_edir_contexts>


Set this value to 'yes' when you want to enable the subtree search feature.

Example: <subtree_search>no</subtree_search>


Set this to 'yes' for CIFS proxy user to grant search rights over user contexts. This is required for subtree search feature.

Example: <usercontext_rights>yes</usercontext_rights>