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From Kiran Ayyagari <>
Subject Re: getAdminSession question
Date Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:18:25 GMT
On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 8:53 AM, david jones <> wrote:
> For an embedded apacheds what is service.getAdminSession() doing compared to
> getting a new InitialDirContext  (i.e ctx = new InitialDirContext(env))?
> Is it something similar to getWiredContext which appears to just hardcode
> the context user and password to defaults (i.e. pw = "secret"), or is
> it independent of the admin's password?
the AdminSession is the internal session which is associated with the
DN uid=admin,ou=system (irrespective of the password value, cause
this user details are read internally by the server)
Note that uid=admin,ou=system is a special user which is heavily used
by the server internally (it is always good to create a different user
and use it after granting the admin privileges)

And coming to the getWiredContext() it gives a JNDI handle to access
the directory where as getAdminSession() gives a CoreSession
which can be used to directly perform operations on DirectoryService
without going through a network layer

> --
> David

Kiran Ayyagari

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