The following are the latest versions of the Novell clients and NetIQ utilities:
Novell Client 4.9
Administration utilities with eDirectory 8.8
NetIQ iManager 2.7 and later
The clients and utilities that are earlier than the above mentioned versions are legacy Novell clients.
You can have case-sensitive passwords for the legacy Novell clients after upgrading them to their latest versions. eDirectory 8.8 makes the migration from your existing passwords to case-sensitive passwords easy and flexible. For more information, see Section 5.3.1, Migrating to Case-Sensitive Passwords.
In case you do not upgrade the legacy clients to their latest versions, these clients can be blocked from using eDirectory 8.8 at the server level. For more information, see Section 5.4, Preventing Legacy Novell Clients from Accessing eDirectory 8.8 Server.
Universal Password is disabled by default and, therefore, your existing passwords will not be affected until you enable Universal Password in iManager. For step-by-step instruction, refer to Section 5.2, How to Make Your Password Case-Sensitive.
The following example explains the migration to case-sensitive passwords:
Login session 1: Universal Password is disabled by default.
You log in using your existing password. For example, suppose your password is netiq.
This password is not case-sensitive. Therefore, both netiq and NetIQ are valid passwords.
After you log in, you enable Universal Password. For more information, refer to Section 2.0, Deploying Universal Password.
Login session 2: Universal Password was enabled in the previous session.
You log in using your existing password. For example, suppose you type the password as noVell.
When Universal Password is enabled, this password becomes case-sensitive. So you must remember how you typed the password this time.
Login session 3 and subsequent logins.
If you log in using the password netIQ, it is valid.
If you log in using the password NetIQ (or any other version except noVell), it is invalid.