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Re: Get attribute value from another entry
Lise Didillon wrote:
as "ou" is an attribute of inetOrgPerson object you can define it in
your user entry, but it only give you the name of the office and so you
have to make a search on "ou=officeName,dc=ex... " to retrieve values of
the attributes telephoneNumber etc in the "ou=officeName,dc=ex... entry".
You /can/ search for the ou by name, but the fastest way to do such a
lookup in LDAP is through a dn (188.8.131.52.4.1.14184.108.40.206.12) syntax
attribute, like seealso, manager, or secretary. You can also add your
own dn attribute with a custom schema. Regardless, you won't be able to
get both the person and their phone number in a single ldap call with
this design. That doesn't make it a bad idea; I'd probably do it that
way too because I hate managing redundant data. I automate some of these
sorts of lookups in my own web gateway.