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RE: Feature request: aliasing (ITS#2432)

This functionality can be achieved in OpenLDAP 2.1 using back-ldap or
back-meta with attribute mapping. In OpenLDAP 2.2 the mapping facility will
be provided as a plugin that can be attached to any backend, but currently it
is only provided for those two backends.

  -- Howard Chu
  Chief Architect, Symas Corp.       Director, Highland Sun
  http://www.symas.com               http://highlandsun.com/hyc
  Symas: Premier OpenSource Development and Support

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-bugs@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-bugs@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of quanah@stanford.edu

> Full_Name: Quanah Gibson-Mount
> Version: 2.1.16
> OS: Solaris 8
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> Hello,
> We have found it would be extremely useful for aliasing to be
> supported in LDAP.
>  It is obviously too late for this in 2.1, but perhaps 2.2?
> We envision something like being able to make an Auxiliary
> objectclass with
> attribute "foo".  "foo" could be aliased to another attribute
> (say suMailDrop).
> Anyone searching on "foo" would get back the value for
> "suMaildrop" but with the
> attribute name being "foo".  This would allow us to make transparent
> upgrades/schema changes.
> Thanks,
> Quanah