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Rational Directory Server (Apache)

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This document describes how to download and install IBM Rational Directory Server and IBM Rational Directory Administrator (Apache).

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Rational Directory Server is designed to provide centralized common infrastructure services for user authentication, user administration, group definition, user data storage, and application data storage for compatible Rational tools.

This release contains the following new features:

  • Rational Directory Administrator supports the pagination feature.
  • Rational Directory Server (Apache) supports custom port configuration for Apache Tomcat server.
  • Rational Directory Administrator (Apache) supports console mode installation on all platforms.
  • Updating personal attributes of a user object is now supported in Rational Directory Server via the migration utility.

Rational Directory Server (Apache) and later releases support:
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise and Standard Edition x86-32 - SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and Standard Edition x86-64
  • Sun Solaris 10 SPARC (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.0 Advanced Platform x86-32 and x86-64
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • IBM AIX 6.1
  • VMware ESX Server 4.0/4i

Rational Directory Server requires the following underlying technology:
  • Apache Tomcat 6.0.24
  • Apache Directory Server 1.5.5

Rational Directory Server (Apache) is compatible with Rational Directory Server V5.0 and Rational Directory Server V5.1.


Refer to the system requirements before installing or upgrading to ensure that your system meets or exceeds the minimum required configuration.

Installation Instructions

The release notes and the installing instructions are available at the following locations. The release notes for this FixPack release is also provided in the Readme_RDS5.1.1.1 file packaged in the ratlRDS_Client_5-1-1-1_<OS> file archive.

Release Notes English 500
Installing Rational Directory Server English 500

Download package

Please see the download URLs mentioned below the APAR list.

Problems solved

The list of defects fixed is in the following table:

APARs Description
PM24186 Merge option during the migration does not update the users preferences
PM42990 Permissions set on some RDA5.1.1-ifix02-linux directories and files are wrong
PM42992 Some directories are set with permissions 775 instead of 755 when installing RDA5.1.1-ifix02-linux
PM47794 Rational Directory Server allows users to authenticate with blank password (Rational Focal Point with WAS)
PM45190 TDSManager object lock indefinitely and all other threads waiting for TDSManager object lock
PM48814 Rational Directory Server upgrades for AIX should be .tar.gz files -- not .zip files
PM48810 Rational Directory Server Apache 5.1.1 iFix 03 for AIX should not have a documentation in the Microsoft Word format
PM48368 Rational Directory Server migration hangs or stops responding when migrating thousands of users

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central(FC)?
Rational Directory Server (AIX) 25 Oct 2011 English 351378 FC FTP
Rational Directory Server (Linux) 25 Oct 2011 English 315164 FC FTP
Rational Directory Server (Solaris) 25 Oct 2011 English 335807 FC FTP
Rational Directory Server (Windows) 25 Oct 2011 English 212506 FC FTP
RDA (AIX) 25 Oct 2011 English 139733 FC FTP
RDA (Linux) 25 Oct 2011 English 141243 FC FTP
RDA (Solaris) 25 Oct 2011 English 156785 FC FTP
RDA (Windows) 25 Oct 2011 English 139519 FC FTP

Technical support

IBM Rational Software Support provides you with technical assistance.

For contact information and guidelines or reference materials that you need when you require support, read the IBM Software Support Handbook at

For FAQs, lists of known problems and fixes, and other support information, visit the IBM Support page at

Before you contact IBM Rational Software Support, gather the background information that you need to describe your problem. When describing a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently.

To save time, know the answers to these questions:
* What software versions were you running when the problem occurred?
* Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?
* Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?
* Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.

Problems (APARS) fixed
PM24186, PM42990, PM42992, PM47794, PM45190, PM48814, PM48810 , PM48368

Document information

More support for: Rational Directory Server

Software version:

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 4030822

Modified date: 28 October 2011

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