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Re: authenticating from netscape, take 2

well, to be honest, this document on netscape's site that the FAQ refers to
is not really all that helpful. i had found about the fact that netscape
sends the email address to retrieve the DN from the mailing list archives.

my biggest snag to get any data out of the LDAP server from netscape was the
fact that i simply didn't know that the DN is called "entry" when i want to
refer to it in the authentication. i didn't see that in the ACL section of
the docs at all.

other than that my next problem, getting the full dataset after
double-clicking on an entry in the list of matches, seems to have a netscape
problem. i upgraded from 4.72/Mac to 4.75/Mac and suddenly that works as

i am going to add all this stuff (and *really* explain netscape's data
retrieval sequence) to the FAQ-O-Matic.


on 10/20/00 19:36, Kurt D. Zeilenga at Kurt@OpenLDAP.org wrote:

> At 03:10 PM 10/20/00 -0400, Jens Vagelpohl wrote:
>> next step is actually retrieving the full set of data. i did see one mailing
>> where a guy described the same problem: when you double-click on the listed
>> entry netscape goes back to the ldap server to retrieve the full entry.
>> BUT... it binds anonymously again, so all i get is the DN and nothing else.
>> searching the mailing list further provided no clue.
> Try the FAQ.  It provides a number of Netscape specific answers
> (you are welcomed to additional ones).  In particular,
> "How to customize LDAP settings in Netscape Communicator?"
> <http://www.openldap.org/faq/index.cgi?file=138> provides a
> reference to the Netscape document detailing their use of