- A working LDAP server
- A login which can browse the directory tree
Please follow the directions in my previous blog entry to set up the basic external JNDI resource. The Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 Administration Guide is incorrect on how to set the properties. It refers to using some properties that are defined for LDAP like PROVIDER-URL. Unfortunately, to use them you would need to prefix them with the appropriate class. So we will use an alternate tack and use them by their fully qualified names. Add the following properties to the entry.
Since we have the fully qualified names, we can use them to set the properties for our external JNDI resource. See the image below.
Once you have the properties set and saved, you will have a complete external JNDI LDAP connection.