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Re: (ITS#3819) Strange slapd.conf diagnostic after authz-regexp
> Howard Chu writes:
> > Yes. This was discussed recently
> > http://www.openldap.org/lists/openldap-devel/200504/msg00045.html
> > but I don't think any course of action was decided.
> Well, I miss some way to set up "non-database" ACLs separately from
> global ACLs.
> My suggestion (without looking at the code:-) would be to either
> implement a 'database dsa-info' to hold this info, or restore the
> 'first database' hack. With the latter, one can set up a dummy
> database as the first database if needed. I knew back-null would be
> good for something, sooner or later:-) Can't use it for the root
> DSE's rootdn, though.
> >> Also, rootdn/rootpw was also applied from the first database, but
> >> those are now taken from frontendDB and I can't get
> >> rootdn/rootpw from frontendDB to work.
> As for the required non-global and thus different rootdns (when
> rootpw is used), I don't know what's good about that - it's just been
> a minor pain in the neck with our setup. Until I finally learned
> about ldapi:// -QYEXTERNAL, so no we have the same rootdn for every
So it sounds like you're in favor of a single global rootdn. It might
make sense to use the frontendDB for this.
I suppose your "database dsa-info" idea already exists in "database
config". Certainly its contents are dsa-specific info, and the config
database is now always the first database. So, even though back-config
performs no ACL checks of its own, you can always do
access to ...
to setup your non-database ACLs.
We need to tweak the olcGlobal definition to allow this info to be
propagated in back-config though. Currently there's an ugly game to get
rootpw in there. We may need to do the same thing to allow setting a
rootdn here. Then in this case, it would make more sense to me to use
back-config's rootdn as the server global rootdn. (Because that gets
exposed in the cn=config root entry.) I've unfortunately confused the
concepts of "global to the server settings" (cn=config) with "global to
the database contexts" (frontendDB) in the code; this needs to be
separated out again.
-- Howard Chu
Chief Architect, Symas Corp. Director, Highland Sun
Symas: Premier OpenSource Development and Support