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Re: (ITS#5505) Attribute value for 'modifiersName' in case of overlays

ando@sys-net.it wrote:
>> Just a feature request for convenience:
>> Would it be possible to set the value of attribute 'modifiersName' to the
>> DN of
>> the overlays' configuration entry under cn=config if an entry was modified
>> by an
>> overlay? In this case one would have a direct link to the configuration if
>> needed. Currently 'cn=<overlay name>' (e.g cn=Referential Integrity
>> Overlay) is
>> added which does not refer to an existing entry at all.
> Technically, I don't see any problem, except that overlays (and software
> modules, in general) do not hold a direct reference to their config
> entry's DN, if any (e.g. when back-config is not in use, the data
> structure is in place, but not in LDIF form; please correct me if I'm
> wrong).  I wonder whether exposing such detail makes sense, or risks
> breaking any security.  Probably I'm getting paranoid...

As a quick fix to your legitimate issue, I've added to HEAD the 
refint_modifiersname parameter that allows to customize the name used 
for internal modifications.  Please test.


Ing. Pierangelo Masarati
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