Moving from Initiate internal LDAP to WebSphere for non-Windows systems

For non-Windows systems, make a small configuration change to enable a madconfig target to move the content of the LDAP repository within your Initiate® installation into a WebSphere® Application Server user repository.


  1. Within your Initiate Master Data Service® installation, navigate on the command line to the MAD_ROOTDIR/inst/inst-name/ldap/lib directory.
  2. Open the for editing.
  3. Replace MAD_ROOTDIR="${MAD_ROOTDIR}" with a literal path, for example, MAD_ROOTDIR="/opt/IBM/Initiate/Engine10.1"
  4. Save and close the file.
  5. Navigate to the scripts directory within your new IBM® InfoSphere® MDM installation: MAD_INSTALL_HOME/scripts.
  6. Run the command: migrate_users_and_groups
  7. Complete the prompts that follow with the appropriate information:
    1. Enter the instance's LDAP directory - The location of the Initiate internal LDAP directory.
    2. Enter WAS home - The location of the WebSphere Application Server instance.
    3. Enter WAS host - The host name or IP address of the WebSphere Application Server.
    4. Enter WAS port - The SOAP port address for the WebSphere Application Server.
    5. Enter WAS user - The WebSphere Application Server administrative user name.
    6. Enter WAS password - The WebSphere Application Server administrative user password.
    7. Enter trust file path and name - Fully qualified path to the WebSphere Application Server client truststore.
    8. Enter trust file password - The password for the WebSphere Application Server client truststore.
    9. Enter default password for user creation (none to use the username) - Default password for user creation.
    The progress of the user and group migration is output to the console as the migration proceeds.