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Creating "dynamically configured" directories on a per-user basis
- To: openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
- Subject: Creating "dynamically configured" directories on a per-user basis
- From: "Sebastian J. Bronner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 23:59:19 -0700
- Organization: Bronner Consulting Co.
- User-agent: KMail/1.4.3
I want to offer an addressbook-service for the users of my system similar to
the what IMAP does for email:
With IMAP, users' mail is delivered into a special directory in their home
directory, and they may retrieve it at their whim (without any need for setup
on their part, besides configuring their client).
So, I want to have another special directory in users' home directories
(perhaps named LDAPdir) which will hold the database files for their
addressbook. I currently have an LDAP namespace that looks like:
stored in /usr/var/openldap. The users' addressbooks would be added to the
namespace as follows:
This requires that I configure in /etc/openldap/slapd.conf access to each
users' directory by the corresponding user. Now, this is where the dynamic
comes in: I don't want to put an entry for each user in this file, but rather
some sort of formula that would tell slapd to allow john access to the
directory in /home/john/LDAPdir.
All pointers and suggestions welcome.
Sebastian J. Bronner