[Date Prev][Date Next] [Chronological] [Thread] [Top]

Re: (ITS#6108) unique overlay and rootdn

mfn@fs-etit.de wrote:
> Full_Name: Christopher Dyck
> Version: 2.4.11
> OS: Linux
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> I found a strange behavior in the unique overlay.
> unique overlay only works, when a rootdn is specified in the slapd.conf, because
> the unique_search function uses the rootdn for searching. (took me hours to
> determine why my configuration didn't do it's job)
> Isn't it more reasonable to use the dn with which the add or modify is
> performed?

Definitely not. The user performing the write may not have sufficient access 
to see all of the instances of the attribute in question.

> Or mention this circumstance at least in the manpage?!


   -- Howard Chu
   CTO, Symas Corp.           http://www.symas.com
   Director, Highland Sun     http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
   Chief Architect, OpenLDAP  http://www.openldap.org/project/