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CA-LDAP naming mode _im implies what?

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Article ID: 199502

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Products

ACF2 ACF2 - z/OS ACF2 - MISC LDAP SERVER FOR Z/OS WEB ADMINISTRATOR FOR TOP SECRET

Issue/Introduction

Need to understand the operational differences between naming-modes, acf2 vs _im. The im mode appends the system node with "_im" but what does that imply?  The client is the CA-IDM server. 

Environment

Release : 16.0

Component : CA LDAP Server for z/OS

Resolution

That helps the LDAP code differentiate because there are different Field Names returned for the different modes, and also what LDAP backend is used.

The LDAP server is a basic LDAP server. There are "backends" to access a product. A call comes in using LDAP protocol, CA-LDAP server processes it, and then send it to the product using the "backend". Development has written ones for ACF2, Top Secret, RACF, DB2, IDM and a few others. Customers can write their own for other products.