To Export Micro Focus LDAP Schema Extensions

Before you can use an LDAP repository to hold information for Micro Focus applications, its schema must be extended to support the Micro Focus objects. To do this, you create an LDIF (Lightweight Directory Interchange Format) file containing the extensions.

Use themfds -L command line options to do this.


mfds -L [schema partition Distinguished Name] option ldif-filename [schema-version-1] [schema-version-2]


Parameter Description
schema partition Distinguished Name Specifies the DN of the partition in the Directory Information Tree where the schema definition is held. The schema partition holds, amongst other things, attributeSchema and classSchema objectclass instances.
option Specifies the target directory server type:
Microsoft Active Directory Lightweight Directory Server (AD LDS)
Active Directory

This is the default value.

Sun Directory
OpenLDAP (v2.4) [3]
Note: If you specify the ldif-filename, you must also specify a value for this parameter.
ldif-filename Specifies the name of the destination file.

Default: mfds_schema_[ mfds version ].ldf (for example, mfds_schema_1.05.09.ldf)

schema-version-1 Specifies the version of the schema extensions to be generated:
Current schema version.

This is the default value.

Numbers greater than 0 specify older schema versions.
schema-version-2 This option is used for upgrading from a previous schema. If schema-version-2 is specified and is less than the schema-version-1, the output file is a delta between the schema-version-1 and schema-version-2.

If schema-version-2 is greater than or equal to schema-version-1, this option is ignored.


To create a LDIF file called mfds-schema.ldf specifically for an Active Directory using the AD server, issue the following command:

mfds -L DC=mycom,DC=com 1 c:\mfds-schema.ldf

In practice, rather than using a specific schema partition DN value, administrators may want to have a portable LDIF file where the root DN can be specified externally. If the Windows LDIFDE tool is used to extend the repository schema, the generated LDIF file could use DC=X as the schema partition name. This can then be replaced at import time. For example:

mfds -L DC=X 1

should be sufficient for most installations.