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RE: problem with posixGroup in ACL

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of Matt Richard

> Hi,
> I have seen this question asked before, but never saw an answer:
> http://www.openldap.org/lists/openldap-software/200303/msg00164.html
> I am attempting to use an LDAP group in an ACL, to permit write
> access for members of a specific group.
> I am using the following ACL:
>    access to *
>       by
> group/posixGroup/memberUid="cn=admin,cn=groups,dc=example,dc=e
> du" write
>       by * read
> I am getting the following error when running
> /usr/local/libexec/slapd -d65535:
> /usr/local/etc/openldap/slapd.conf: line 58: group
> "cn=admin,cn=groups,dc=fandm,dc=edu": inappropriate syntax:
> This is working in specific Apple releases of OpenLDAP for Mac OSX
> Server, but not in the OpenLDAP release 2.1.22.
> Can anyone help clue me in to the problem here?  Is there a specific
> patch available to make this work?

An ACL specifier must have DistinguishedName syntax. memberUid uses the wrong
syntax. memberUid is obsolete, you should be using RFC2307bis and
groupOfNames/member instead of memberUid.

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