Deconfiguring and Uninstalling the SLAPI/Character Substitution Plug-in for eDirectory



By: smamatha

October 12, 2010 10:25 am

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This article provides the information on how to edit, deconfigure and uninstall the SLAPI plug-in for eDirectory using the eDirectory service installed on the server.
For more information on the SLAPI, refer to http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=2uNbA0cMCco~

Problem: Edit the existing configured SLAPI plug-in to include few more attributes, delete it and then uninstall the SLAPI plug-in.

Solution: To edit, delete and uninstall the configured SLAPI plug-in.

Editing/Deleting SLAPI/Character Substitution Plug-in

  1. Launch iManager application.

  2. Login to the eDirectory server providing the administrator credentials.

    Figure 1: iManager Home Page

    Click to view.

  3. Go to Directory Administration -> Modify object -> Browse and select the ldapserver object.

    Figure 2: Selection of eDirectory ldap server object

    Click to view.

  4. Go to Other tab and look for extensioninfo from the Valued Attributes box.

    Figure 3: Other Tab Page

    Click to view.

    Figure 4: Valued Attributes Box

    Click to view.

  5. Select extensioninfo from Valued Attributes box and click Edit. The Edit Attribute Window displays as below:

    Figure 5: Edit Attribute Window

    Click to view.

  6. Expand the extensioninfo drop-down, in the end select the slapi extension(recently configured extensions will be in the end, so in this case, the last extensioninfo having details on the attributes marked for character substitution).

    Figure 6: Selection of SLAPI extensioninfo

    Click to view.

  7. To edit the slapi configuration click Edit Item and make the changes.(For example:Inclusion of an attribute ‘sn’ which needs to be registered for this plug-in or removal of an attribute ‘ACL’ from this registration) as required. Click Modify to save the changes.

    Figure 7: SLAPI extensioninfo Configuration Details

    Click to view.

  8. Click OK in the Edit Attribute window. Click Apply to apply the changes in the main Modify object window and click OK.

    Figure 8: Modify Object Window

    Click to view.

  9. Restart the eDirectory server to get these changes reflected.

  10. To remove the SLAPI configuration:

    • Go to the Edit Attribute window.
    • Select the extension info(recently configured extensions will be in the end, so in this case, the last extensioninfo having details on the attributes marked for character substitution).
    • Click Remove Item in the Edit Attribute window.
    • Click OK.

    Figure 9: Selection of slapi extensioninfo for removal in the Edit Attribute window

    Click to view.

    Click Apply and then click OK in the Modify Object Window.

    Figure 10: Click Apply and OK in the Modify Object Window

    Click to view.

  11. Restart the eDirectory server to get these changes reflected.

  12. On providing modules command in ndstrace, cs-plugin Not Loaded is displayed.

Uninstalling/Unloading of SLAPI/Character Substitution Module

To uninstall/unload the cs-plugin module, perform the below:
     Remove the libcs-plugin.so from the nds-modules directory on Linux and Unix.

     Remove the cs-plugin.dll from C:\Novell\NDS on Windows.
     Remove the csplugin.nlm from sys:\system on Netware.
Restart the eDirectory server to get these changes reflected.
Upon running ndstrace, cs- plugin will not be listed.

Note: It is possible to edit, deconfigure and uninstall the SLAPI plug-in registration using ConsoleOne as well.

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Disclaimer: As with everything else at NetIQ Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by NetIQ, so Customer Support will not be able to help you if it has any adverse effect on your environment.  It just worked for at least one person, and perhaps it will be useful for you too.  Be sure to test in a non-production environment.

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