Q&A: Can I Extend My LDAP Schema?

Question

Can I Extend My LDAP Schema and use the additional attributes in UMC?

Answer

Yes, this is possible.

Step 1

You have to add the schema to OpenLDAP and make sure they get replicated to all UCS servers across the domain. This is documented in a blog article (see chapter “Schema extension using the UDM”).

Step 2 (optional, in case you need to manage the new attributes in UMC)

Create a mapping between the UMC attributes and the additional schema attributes. This has to be done with thee “udm” command and is documented here
Note: It is important to set the correct values for IdMapping and objectClass according to your new schema.