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Windchill DS Removal (from Windchill 12.0.1) Resources

Arpit-Singh
15-Moonstone

Windchill DS Removal (from Windchill 12.0.1) Resources

Starting with Windchill 12.0.1.0 (December 2020 release), packaging and delivery of Windchill DS is discontinued (remove).
In this model, a Directory Server is still part of the deployment architecture, but the support is equivalent as for other 3rd party components of the overall system.

 

For providing direction and support on this topic below are some of the resources that are published.

https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/CS337554 - Knowledge HUB - WindchillDS Removal & Migration to other Directory Servers

https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/CS335696FAQs: Windchill Directory Server (WindchillDS) removal starting Windchill 12.0.1.0

 

 

3 REPLIES 3
TomU
23-Emerald III
(To:Arpit-Singh)

@Arpit-Singh,

 

CS337554 states the following:

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When groups, administrators, etc. are migrated to the database, they are removed from the LDAP.

When the Info*Engine configuration is migrated to JSON files, the node still remains in the LDAP.

 

Is it safe to manually delete the 'configuration' node from the LDAP after updating to 12.0.1.0?  Is there some reason the migrator does not automatically remove this node?

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Cliff
22-Sapphire III
(To:TomU)

The cn=configuration is not removed during update/update, though it will not be used, customer may choose to delete manually.

Cliff

TomU
23-Emerald III
(To:Cliff)

@Cliff,

Thank you for the reply.  This then leads to three other questions:

  1. If the data has been migrated to the JSON files, why doesn't the migrator also remove this old data from the LDAP just like it does with groups?
  2. Is there any good reason why this data should be kept and not deleted?
  3. Can you please update CS337554 and possibly CS335696 with this information?  I've been asking about it for over a month and you are the first person at PTC to definitively state that it can be deleted.
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