May 14, 2018 at 5:04 pm #21836
Hi there, I’m playing with DS6 and couldn’t find control-panel in bin folder. Is it deprecated in DS6? Thanks.May 14, 2018 at 5:06 pm #21837LudoModerator
Yes, it was deprecated and has been removed in DS6.May 14, 2018 at 5:17 pm #21838
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.May 15, 2018 at 1:05 pm #21850Bill NelsonParticipant
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.
billMay 17, 2018 at 8:09 pm #21874
Bill, got your answer. Thanks very much for the detailed explanation!
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