iManager lets you manipulate and manage directory objects. There are two paradigms for doing this. First, you can browse for and select the objects with which you want to work, and then specify the task you want to perform on those objects (object-then-task.) Second, you can select the task you want to perform, and then specify the objects to which you want to apply the task (task-then-object.) Either way of doing things is valid, and iManager lets you use the method with which you are most comfortable.
iManager provides the Object View for those from the object-then-task school, and the Object Selector for those from the task-then-object school. The Object Selector is used extensively in the Roles and Tasks view. For more information, see Section 5.0, Roles and Tasks.
This chapter includes the following sections:
NOTE:iManager 2.7 now supports browsing and selecting objects in an NCP-enabled file system. Access file system objects through Server and Volume objects in the directory tree.
The ability to browse and select file system objects is available from both the Object View and the Object Selector. However, the actual tasks available for file system objects is provided by the NSS iManager plug-in, which is available separately.
Regardless of the tool you are using, remember the following guidelines when specifying object names:
If the following characters are part of a dotted eDirectory name, escape them with a backslash (\). You don't need escape characters in most values, but you do need them when the name is a distinguished name or relative distinguished name.
Equal sign (=)
Plus sign (+)
If the following characters are part of a name you want to specify in a search, escape them with a backslash (\):
To search for all objects containing a period, use = *.* as the search filter
To search for all objects containing a plus, use = *+* as the search filter
To search for all objects containing a backslash, use = *\\* as the search filter