Print | posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 10:29 PM
It’s been brought to my attention recently that you all love the User Profile Synchronization service instance in SharePoint Server 2010! :). So much so in fact, that one of the most common requests I get is for more articles on this topic, and in particular details on syncing with directory systems other than Active Directory.
There is very little documentation about syncing with Novell eDirectory. Unfortunately at present TechNet only provides cursory information regarding permissions, and the early White Paper is extremely weak. Neither provide the necessary details to get it running.
This article will walk through the steps needed to get this all up and working. Be aware, there’s some nastiness involved (this time on both ends of the sync connection), so make sure you are ready before you start!
I will take my usual approach and explain things as I go, there are a number of key gotchas and “interesting” configuration. I will also perform tasks which are not necessary to show the “why”. Therefore the steps below are not the optimum steps that you would use to configure things for a production deployment. This article is for educational purposes, it’s not supposed to be a cheat sheet for your consulting engagements! :).
SharePoint Server 2010 User Profile Synchronization with Novell eDirectory 8.8 SP6