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Re: userId v uid
At 04:44 PM 6/12/00 -0400, Mike Douglass wrote:
>I added the entry
>attribute userID uid ces
>to my slapd.at.conf file and I have the index entry
>index userID pres,eq
>I added some entries which have the userID attribute set and a search of
>ldapsearch ... "(&(objectclass=posixaccount)(userid=myid))"
>succeeds and displays the attributes for that entry. A seach of the form
>ldapsearch ... "(&(objectclass=posixaccount)(uid=myid))"
>gives no response. Shouldn't uid just be a synonym for userid?
Well, that's what you'd expect, but that's not how 1.x treats
the alternative name. Basically, it allows either userID or
uid to satisify an objectclass allows/requires demand but otherwise
treats them as being two separate attribute types.
Bottom line, use only short names when using OpenLDAP 1.x.