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Re: Problems resolving multi-valued attributes with acl directives (ITS#3269)

As a followup--I tried rebuilding using v2.2.15--the latest version that 
is on the OpenLDAP front page. (I had to recompile for Windows to test, so 
it took a little time.) The problem seemed to be cleared up with 
2.2.15--but I got a hang which I don't have time now to debug. (We are 
attempting to port a rather mature product from IBM SecureWay to OpenLDAP, 
so there are about a million things that could be going wrong. I do know 
it is OpenLDAP that is hanging, though--though I can't be certain it isn't 
something I did to recompile OpenLDAP with MSVC v6.)

I tried with v2.2.13--and while I'm not experiencing a hang, the problem 
appears to manifest itself there.

Bill Woody

Principle Software Developer
Symantec Corporation
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Sent by: owner-openldap-bugs@OpenLDAP.org
08/05/2004 10:20 PM


Re: Problems resolving multi-valued attributes with acl directives 

bill_woody@symantec.com wrote:

> Full_Name: William Edward Woody
> Version: 2.2.8
> OS: Win32
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> I encountered a problem with entries with multi-valued attributes, where 
not all
> of the values were being returned in v2.2.8 of OpenLDAP slapd.
> When an entry is marked as having read access only to a group, reading 
> objectClass attribute with 'cn=root' (full root privileges) will return 
> objectClass attribute values. However, if one logs in using the access
> privileges of a member in the group, only the first objectClass 
attribute is
> returned.
> I narrowed down the problem to the state caching used while resolving 
> instructions. In servers/slapd/acl.c, the AccessControlState object 
appears to
> store the last resolved ACL item in the slapd.conf block access control 
> and stores nothing with respect to the openLDAPaci attribute. Now we've 
> our access control block to rely on openLDAPaci:

There was a recent change to ACL caching and OpenLDAPaci, does this 
problem still occur for you in the current release (2.2.25)?

   -- Howard Chu
   Chief Architect, Symas Corp.       Director, Highland Sun
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