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Re: Duplicate cn entries

On Wed, 14 May 2003, David Smith wrote:

> Using OpenLDAP 2.0.27. When I try to do an ldap_mod_add to add a
> duplicate value to the cn attribute of an object, OpenLDAP correctly
> refuses to perform the operation, claiming "Type or value exists".
> This, I believe, is correct behavior. For example, if I have an object
> whose cn is Bart, and I try to do ldap_mod_add to add a new cn value of
> Bart, OpenLDAP correctly refuses. However, when I do an ldap_modify or
> an ldap_add that would create duplicate cn entries, OpenLDAP _does_
> perform the modification. Is this correct behavior? Is there a rule with
> regard to duplicate entries like this?

The attribute "cn" is allowed to be multi-valued by default, but it
makes little sense to add a new one with the same value as an existing

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