August 2023

Upgrade from MetaDirectory 5.x to MetaDirectory 6.x

Upgrade from MetaDirectory version 5.x to 6.x is possible without any additional configuration effort. 

It is recommended to stop the "estos MetaDirectory" service before the upgrade.

Online licensing - changed license management

Please note that when you upgrade (change major release) to MetaDirectory 6 Enterprise a new procedure for license management (online licensing) is used.

For this online licensing you need:

New licenses are required for the upgrade

Please note that upgrade (change major release) licenses are required for the upgrade (upgrade license).

Before beginning an upgrade installation from MetaDirectory 5 to MetaDirectory 6 Enterprise, please note the following:

  • Verify the version of MetaDirectory 5
    Please ensure that you have installed the latest available version of MetaDirectory 5 and install the latest version if necessary. 
    For this purpose, open the MetaDirectory Administrator. Click on "Help" at the top of the menu and select "About...".
    The latest version can be found in the download area under

Save settings before the upgrade

Before upgrading from MetaDirectory 5 to MetaDirectory 6, please make sure to back up the settings via Configuration Export.
To do this, open the MetaDirectory Administrator and select "Export" under "Configuration"...