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Red Hat Directory Server (64-bit)

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Red Hat Directory Server (RHDS) for HP-UX provides an industry-standard centralized directory service to build your intranet or extranet on. Your HP-UX servers and other directory-enabled applications use the directory service as a common, network-accessible location for storing shared data such as user and group identification, server identification, and access control information. In addition, you can extend the Red Hat Directory Server to support your entire enterprise with a global directory service that provides you with centralized management of all your enterprise's resource information.

NOTE: RHDS 8.0 on HP-UX 11i v2 and 11i v3 will no longer be supported after July 2014.

Features and Benefits:

Red Hat Directory Server for HP-UX provides the following components and features:

  • LDAP directory - A powerful directory server specifically designed for LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol).
  • Red Hat Console - A powerful server and directory management tool that uses a graphical interface. You can log in from any system connected to your network to manage a remote server or to make changes in a centralized directory. An updated and improved management console offers an improved dialog for configuring replication.
  • Command-line tools - Enable you to script updates and other modifications to your directory server and its contents.
  • Schema management interface - Lets you create custom object classes and attributes to define entries specific to your enterprise's needs.
  • On-line import and export LDIF files - Helps you manage directory entries and enables you to add, modify, and delete multiple entries.
  • On-line backup and restore database - Enables you to back up and restore the directory database to protect against data loss.
  • SSL/TLS - Provides secure communications over the network including ciphers with up to 168-bit encryption.
  • Multiple authentication methods - Enable you to configure selectable levels of security and application interoperability.
    • Simple passwords - High-level application integration
    • SASL DIGEST-MD5 - Secure challenge and response
    • SASL EXTERNAL - Client-side certificates and integration in Public Key frameworks
    • SASL GSSAPI - Kerberos integration

  • Multi-master replication - Provides a highly-available directory service for both read and write operations.
  • Support for SNMP - Permits you to monitor your directory server in real time using the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
  • Chaining and referrals - Increase the power of the directory by storing a complete logical view of the directory on a single server while maintaining data on a large number of directory servers, transparently to clients.
  • Multiple databases - Provides a simple way of breaking down your directory data to simplify the implementation of replication and chaining in your directory service.
  • Password policy and account lockout - Enables you to define a set of rules that govern how passwords and accounts are managed in the directory server.
  • Plug-in API - The Directory Server Plug-In API is fully supported for use by customers. You can extend the functionality of the Directory Server by writing your own plug-in functions. Red Hat provides a Directory Server Plug-In Programmer's Guide.
  • User-definable core file directory - Enables you to direct the server to deposit a core file in a user-defined location.
  • 64-bit versions of the server - RHDS uses 64-bit architecture, which enables you to configure very large caches. Server scalability is limited only by available memory and storage.
  • Roles and class of service - Provides a flexible mechanism for grouping and sharing attributes among entries in a dynamic fashion. Roles and class of service were enhanced in RHDS 7.x to increase scalability.
  • Database encryption - RHDS supports encryption of selected attributes within a database.
  • Windows user synchronization - RHDS supports Win Sync which synchronizes changes in groups, user entries, attributes, and passwords between RHDS and Microsoft Active Directory or Windows NT4 Server in a process similar to replication.

What's New in RHDS 8.0?

RHDS 8.0 introduces the following new features:

  • Additional password hash algorithms - RHDS 8.0 supports the following hash algorithms for storing passwords in addition to SHA-1:
    • SHA-256
    • SHA-384
    • SHA-512
    • MD5
  • IPv6 support for client access - RHDS 8.0 supports incoming connections from IPv6 clients.
  • Improved SASL support for Kerberos authentication - RHDS 8.0 SASL authentication using Generic Security Service Application Programming Interfaces (GSS-API) to a Kerberos domain is improved. In addition, the LDAP command-line utilities (such as ldapsearch and ldapmodify) have been enhanced to support SASL.
  • File Hierarchy System support - Instead of installing the product in a single directory, the RHDS 8.0 for HP-UX installation script installs the product in multiple directories using a hierarchical structure that conforms to the file hierarchy system used for other HP-UX products. This structure uses different directories for configuration data, server application data, and binary files. This structure enables you to use multiple file systems to store product data and files.
  • Improved password quality policy management and enforcement - RHDS 8.0 enhances password syntax checking to enforce its password policies. You can configure password syntax checking globally, per sub-tree, or per user. RHDS 8.0 also adds numerous options to set password policies for character types within passwords.

RHDS 8.0 supports all features in RHDS 7.1, except the following:

  • IM Presence Information
  • DSML Gateway

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Product Licensing Requirements

The Red Hat Server for HP-UX 11i (RHDS version 7.1 and above) software license to use (LTU) entitles a Customer (defined below) to store and process internal objects such as employees, regular contractors, or other internal objects of customer at no charge. This LTU is applicable to Customers of RHDS whether acquired in the HP-UX 11i Foundation OE, the Application Release CD, or from Customer is defined as a legal entity that has an agreement to acquire HPE products.

Servers storing and processing (RHDS) external data such as clients, vendors and external objects or a mixed processing of internal and external data objects, customers must purchase Per-Core LTUs. To purchase per-core LTU's, use product number BA470AA. Contact your HPE sales representative or reseller to purchase licenses. Grandfather clause: Customers who prior to the effective date above and using Netscape Directory Server for HP-UX 11i prior to version 7.1 under the user based license and pricing may continue to use and upgrade the product. The previous license for product J4258CA entitles the Customer to maintain Intranet users and up to 250,000 extranet users on the directory at no charge. When the no charge extranet user LTU is exceeded, purchase per-core LTU's, using product number BA470AA.

    Date: 2014/03

    Additional product information
    Product #: RHDirSvr
    Version: Version 8.0
    Software specification: HP-UX 11i v1 B.08.00.02(RHDirSvr_B.08.00.02_HP-UX_B.11.11_32_64.depot)
    HP-UX 11i v2 B.08.00.02(RHDirSvr_B.08.00.02_HP-UX_B.11.23_IA_PA.depot)
    HP-UX 11i v3 B.08.00.02(RHDirSvr_B.08.00.02_HP-UX_B.11.31_IA_PA.depot)