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Re: (ITS#3737) Patch to passwd backend
>Full_Name: Dave Horsfall
>OS: FreeBSD 4.10-STABLE
>Submission from: (NULL) (220.127.116.11)
>It turns out we have a use for the "passwd" backend, once it was modified,
>This patch changes the backend to return an account/posixAccount object
>(formerly person/uidObject) with the appropriate attributes.
>I, Dave Horsfall, hereby place the following modifications to OpenLDAP Software
>(and only these modifications) into the public domain. Hence, these
>modifications may be freely used and/or redistributed for any purpose with or
>without attribution and/or other notice.
What about having (inetOrg)person + posixAccount instead? My concern is
that account + posixAccount does not allow some of the attributes
previously present in back-passwd (e.g. sn, which was actually required
by person) and thus could break existing deployments. person +
posixAccount would only add attributes without breking the objectClass
inheritance chain with respect to the currently released software. The
posixAccount extras could be associated to the presence of a configure
switch (and posixAccount could simply replace the uidObject class).
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