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The ForgeRock Directory Services Core DS 400 Concepts course is for students who want to learn how to implement ForgeRock Directory Services (DS) in a ForgeRock Identity platform deployment and as a standalone service. Current platform best practices are used to deploy and maintain DS. Using lab exercises in this course, students gain hands-on experience with the important features and capabilities of ForgeRock Directory Services, which they can use to deploy ForgeRock Directory Services on the job.

Note that Revision A of this course is built on version 6.0 of ForgeRock Directory Services.


The following are the target audiences for this course:

  • System Integrators
  • System Consultants
  • System Architects
  • System Administrators
  • Web Developers


The following are the prerequisites to successfully completing this course:

  • Basic knowledge and skills using the Linux operating system to complete labs
  • Basic knowledge of LDAP, JSON, REST, Java


Chapter 1: Introducing ForgeRock Directory Services (DS)

Lesson 1:Understand how DS is used in the ForgeRock Identity Platform

Lesson 2: Installing DS

Lesson 3: Managing entries

Lesson 4: Protecting entries

Lesson 5:Locating default log files

Lesson 6:Understanding DS monitoring capabilities

Chapter 2: Maintaining DS in a ForgeRock Access Management Deployment

Lesson 1: Preparing an external configuration and identity store

Lesson 2: Preparing an external CTS

Lesson 3: Performing essential administration tasks

Lesson 4: Monitoring and tuning DS in an AM deployment

Lesson 5: Troubleshooting DS in an AM deployment

Chapter 3: Deploying DS as a User Store

Lesson 1: Populating backends

Lesson 2: Managing custom attributes

Lesson 3: Delegating administration

Lesson 4: Managing authentication policies

Lesson 5: Using REST to manage entries

Lesson 6: Implementing high availability and scalability through replication

Lesson 7: Monitoring and tuning a user store

Lesson 8: Troubleshooting replication

Chapter 4: Maintaining DS in a ForgeRock Identity Management Deployment (IDM)

Lesson 1: Managing repositories

Lesson 2: Provisioning subscribers

Lesson 3: Synchronizing passwords

Lesson 4: Monitoring and troubleshooting DS in an IDM deployment

Chapter 5: Creating a Distributed Topology

Lesson 1: Exploring DS scalability options

Lesson 2: Configuring a distributed topology

Lesson 3: Monitoring and tuning a distributed topology

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