5.4 ldif2dib Limitations

5.4.1 Simple Password LDIF

On Windows, while uploading LDIF with a simple password, ldif2dib might fail if the NICI keys in the system and Administrator folders are not in sync.

To work around this issue, use the following procedure to access the keys in the nici/system folder:

  1. Go to the C:\Windows\system32\novell\nici\ folder (for 32-bit NICI).


    Go to the C:\Windows\SysWOW64\novell\nici\ folder (for 64-bit NICI).

  2. Back up the files in the Administrator folder.

  3. Go to the Security tab in the Properties window of the system folder.

  4. Select Advanced Options and go to the Owner tab.

  5. Select Administrator.

  6. Go back to the Security tab and add Administrator to the list.

  7. Repeat Step 3 through Step 6 to get read access to all the files inside the system folder.

  8. Overwrite the files in the Administrator folder with the ones in the system folder.

  9. After the upload is done, copy the backed-up files to the Administrator folder.

  10. Change the Administrator’s access to the system folder and also the files within the folder.

5.4.2 Schema

The LDIF file should mention all the object classes that an entry belongs to. You should also include the classes that an entry belongs to because of inheritance of classes. For example, an entry of type inetOrgPerson has following syntax in the LDIF file:

  • objectclass: inetorgperson

  • objectclass: organizationalPerson

  • objectclass: person

  • objectclass: top

5.4.3 ACL Templates

Objects bulkloaded using the ldif2dib utility are not added with ACLs that are specified in the ACL templates for the object class of the object.

5.4.4 Signal Handler

You can temporarily suspend the offline bulkload operation by pressing the s or S key. You can use the Escape key (Esc) to stop the bulkload operation.