This section describes the DIT category in the LDAP Browser view.
In the DIT category the directory information tree of the LDAP directory is displayed in its natural hierarchical structure. The first hierachy level contains the base entries, the Root DSE and the schema entry. When expanding an entry its direct children are fetched from directory. To expand and collapse an entry you could also double-click.
While browsing the directory the LDAP Browser tries to find out if a fetched entry has children. Entries without children couldn't be expanded. This behaviour could be changed in the LDAP Browser preferences .
By default the RDN of the entries is used as label and the length of the label is limited to 50 characters. This behaviour could be changed in the LDAP Browser preferences . For the Base entries always the whole DN is used as label.
If an entry has child entries the number of children is appended in parentheses to the label. If the directory server returned a partial result (e.g. because of count or time limits) a plus (+) character is appended to the number of children to indicate that there are more child entries. Note: The limit parameters are inherited from connection properties.
The following icons are used to distinguish entry types:
|Entry with object class person, inetOrgPerson, posixAccount, user|
|Entry with object class groupOfNames, groupOfUniqueNames, posixGroup, group|
|Entry with object class organization, organizationalUnit, container|
|Entry with object class domain, domainComponent, country, locality|
|Entry with object class alias|
|Entry with object class referral|
|The schema entry.|
|The root DSE entry.|
|All other entries|
To manage alias entries you have the following options:
Disable the options "Finding Base DN" and "Search" in the "Aliases Dereferencing" group of the Connection properties . This setting will display alias entries in the tree.
If you know that an entry contains alias child entriy you could select Fetch > Fetch Aliases from the browser's context menu.
To manage referral entries you have the following options
Enable the option "Use ManageDsaIT control" in the "Controls" group of the Connection properties . This setting will display referral entries in the tree.
If you know that an entry contains referrals child entriy you could select Fetch > Fetch Referrals from the browser's context menu.
By default the entries of large branches are folded into virtual folders each with 100 entries. This may help to keep the displayed tree smaller. This behaviour could be changed in the LDAP Browser preferences .