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Re: managing OpenLDAP / back-config

Hallvard B Furuseth wrote:
Michael Ströder writes:

Hallvard B Furuseth wrote:
Assertion controls in the generated LDIF, to check that the config entry
being updated indeed matches the entry we read from cn=config and
BTW: web2ldap implements delta-modification. The entry is re-read right
before the delta of the current entry and the user's input is generated.
This works quite well since years with several LDAP servers. If there
was a modification in between the delta modification still applies

Not sure if I should be writing this since I've hardly looked at web2ldap yet, but anyway... I don't quite get that. I'd think a correct delta would be generated by comparing with the entries as they looked when the user started editing. Minus any changes that have happened already. With back-config I would _not_ my changes to be applied without asking me if there had been changes since I started editing, hence my suggestion of assertions. A delta agains the current directory would be useful to see if my own changes conflict in intent with the changes that have already happened (regardless of whether my changes would apply cleanly.)

web2ldap 0.16.26 now passes around a assertion filter for cross-checking whether an entry was modified/removed in between. At the moment this is only applied as a search filter when re-reading the entry to determine the delta modification list.

I will also pass this assertion filter along with the modify request once python-ldap supports the assertion control...

Ciao, Michael.