Use the options in the Directory Services page to specify options for automatically generating host access IDs based on your directory service information. IDs for directory service pools exist only when allocated. They are generated on request and destroyed when released or reclaimed.
To display the Directory Services page, in the Configure IDs pane, select either All IDs or a specific pool type and click your right mouse button. From the shortcut menu displayed, choose New Pool. In the New Pool page under Pool Type, select Directory Service. Name your pool, and then choose Next.
|These options are also displayed if you select a directory service pool in the Pool Properties dialog box and click Properties for Pool Type.|
Type: Specify the type of element to add to the ID Elements list. Values are:
Attribute: Select Attribute to indicate that the information you type under Element is an attribute from a user's directory service information. You must specify at least one attribute in the list of elements.
Text: Select Text to indicate that the text you type under Element is additional text to add to the ID name.
Counter: Select Counter if you want to increase the number of IDs available to each user in the directory service. Since IDs are generated only on request, all of the possible IDs may not be used.
You can specify only one counter but it can appear anywhere in the list of ID Elements. The value of the counter indicates the starting value for the generated IDs. The counter is incremented by 1 for each ID generated, up to the maximum number of IDs to generate for each unique connection.
For example, if you create IDs based on an attribute from the directory service, a single ID will be available to each user for each unique connection type. If you also specify a counter, the number of IDs available to each user is multiplied by the value under Multiply Available IDs By.
Element: Type the attribute, text, or counter information that you want to add to the ID name.
Add: Add the selected element in the ID Elements list.
Limit IDs Per User To: If you select this option, also specify the maximum number of IDs to generate each user, or set of elements. You can limit ID generation only if you specify a Counter in your ID Elements list. If you select Limit IDs Per User To but do not specify a number, the number of IDs per user is unlimited.
ID Elements list: Displays a list of elements from the directory service that have been specified for generating IDs for this directory service pool. Specified elements are combined in the order listed to create ID names when IDs are generated.
Up/Down: Reorder the elements displayed in the ID Elements list.
Delete: Delete the selected element in the ID Elements list.
Example ID: Display an example of an ID generated from the specified elements.
|Configuring ID Pools|
|Configuring the Directory Service|