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Re: (ITS#5705) [enhancement] slapo-constraint could honor "relax" by not checking for constraints

michael@stroeder.com wrote:

> What's the use-case for this? I'm concerned about overloading the
> semantics of Relax Rules control far beyond what's written in
> draft-zeilenga-ldap-relax.

Well, a user with "manage" privileges on related data could bypass 
constraints enforced by slapo-constraint(5) by using the "relax" 
control.  The rationale is that a user with manage privileges could be 
able to repair an entry that needs to violate a constraint for good 
reasons.  Note that the user:

- must have enough privileges to do it (manage)

- must inform the DSA that intends to violate the constraint (by using 
the control)

I decided to overload "relax" rather than defining a specific control 
because I believe this fits into the spirit of "relax".  In fact, the 
resulting entry would violate a constraint, but would not violate the 


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