Connecting MIIS to eDirectory

When setting up an eDirectory MA I found I had to install the Netware server certificate as a Trusted Root Authority. This is the way I did it:

  1. Open ConsoleOne
  2. Browse to the OU of the server you wish to attach to from MIIS (it needs to be one with a copy of all partitions containing OUs you’re going to sync)
  3. Locate the SSL CertificateIP for that server
  4. Open the certificate Properties, click the Certificates tab, and Export the certificate to a file.
  5. Open a remote desktop session to the MIIS and login using the MIIS service account
  6. Run IE, click Tools, Internet Options, Content, Certificates
  7. Click the Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab and Import the cert file you created.
  8. Run Identity Manager.
  9. Create or import the eDirectory MA.
  10. Specify the Netware server name, the port (636), and the account to connect with, using the Fully Qualified DN.

If you get a “Server Down” error then it’s probably a certificate problem.

About: Carol

I've been doing IT for 30 years, and IdM for 15. I live in Australia and build IdM solutions based on Microsoft Identity Manager. I also play the violin, but that doesn't help much with the IdM solutions.


3 thoughts on “Connecting MIIS to eDirectory”

  1. Hi, I’m new to edirectory, but do you know why i dont see a Certificates tab in ConsoleOne when i go to properties of the SSL CertificateIP?

    Thanks for any help

  2. Off the top of my head no – it’s been over a year since I’ve been near eDir. But if you found the solution please post it!

  3. You have to install the Snapins for the tab to show up :). Check Novells Download Site for the proper snapin download for edit 8.7 snapins or certificate server snapin.

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