2.3 Installing SecretStore on a Solaris, SLES, or AIX Server

eDirectory automatically installs and configures the latest NICI and SDI.

2.3.1 Requirements

The following table lists the full system requirements and installation procedures on the server:

2.3.2 SecretStore Service on Solaris, SLES, or AIX

SecretStore components are installed on all platforms with eDirectory 8.8.x.

Configuring SecretStore for Solaris, SLES, or AIX

To configure SecretStore for Solaris, SLES, AIX, use the ssscfg utility. At the command line, enter the following:

/usr/sbin/ssscfg [-h hostname[:port]] [-w password] [-a admin FDN] -c/d[-v] [-s schemafile]


  • To configure SecretStore after installing on SLES, enter

    ssscfg -h -a admin.digitalairlines -c
  • To deconfigure SecretStore, enter

    ssscfg -h -a admin.digitalairlines -d



hostname/IP address

The hostname or IP address of the server on which Novell SecretStore server components must be configured.


(Optional) The NDS or eDirectory server port.


The password that corresponds to admin FDN. If you enter the optional parameter at the command line, you won't be prompted for the password.

admin FDN

The fully distinguished name of the eDirectory administrator for the tree. Use the complete context (for example, admin.organizationalunit.organization).



The configure command.

The deconfigure command.


Sets the verbose mode.


Refers to the SecretStore schema file in eDirectory format (ssv3.sch). The schema file is installed as part of the SecretStore product installation.

2.3.3 Synchronizing Replicas

Because NDS or eDirectory replicas influence a SecretStore server’s operations, make sure that the replicas are properly synchronized. For information on synchronizing replicas, see the Network Time Management for NetWare Administration Guide.