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  • #21836
     ray.deng83
    Participant

    Hi there, I’m playing with DS6 and couldn’t find control-panel in bin folder. Is it deprecated in DS6? Thanks.

    #21837
     Ludo
    Moderator

    Yes, it was deprecated and has been removed in DS6.

    #21838
     ray.deng83
    Participant

    Thanks Ludo. It was nice meeting you in the Austin event.

    Just trying to understand. So this means DS operation in version 6 will rely more on command lines? I just think a GUI-based tool sometimes is convenient. Just curious why the control-panel is discontinued instead of just staying in the package? Also, is there any other GUI-based tool that can be used? Thanks.

    #21850
     Bill Nelson
    Participant

    The Control Panel has not been updated for several years (maybe even a decade or so). It is a very limited product that, while nice for teaching concepts, was very limited in practical use.

    I prefer to use Softerra’s LDAP Browser/Administrator for interacting with OpenDJ data (dc=ex,dc=com; cn=schema, cn=monitor, etc.). If cost is an issue, then Apache Directory Studio is a great free option. If you need a quick, down and dirty Java tool, consider JXplorer.

    But these tools only allow you to work with the data. For operations tasks (import/export, backup/restore, etc.) then you should use the tools provided with DJ. For administrative tasks (policy config, connection handlers, global acis, etc.) you should definitely learn/use the nuances of the dsconfig command that ships with DJ. For monitoring tasks, there are many options including monitoring the cn=monitor suffix, the tool called “cn=monitor” (see sourceforge), or (shameless plug here) my favorite, RockMon (The ForgeRock Monitor).

    I have been working with OpenDS/OpenDJ since the the product was first introduced. I stopped using the gui Control Panel early on, however, given its limitations.

    bill

    #21874
     ray.deng83
    Participant

    Bill, got your answer. Thanks very much for the detailed explanation!

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