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RE: Proxying a subtree with OpenLDAP

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

> 	I've been looking at the docs on back-ldap and back-meta but
> can't seem to locate the configuration to do a particular task.
> 	I'd like for a certain entry within an otherwise very normal
> directory to be a proxy to another database on the same server.
> 	It looks like the ldap and meta databases both do this kind of
> stuff, but they seem to require a suffix outside the namespace of the
> main tree.
> For example:
> 	I have a bdb database rooted at dc=foo,dc=gov and another
> database rooted at dc=bar,dc=gov
> 	I'd like ou=outside,dc=foo,dc=gov tree to be proxied into
> ou=outside,dc=bar,dc=gov and I'd like the returned entries to be
> rewritten so that they look like they came from 
> ou=outside,dc=foo,dc=gov
> 	Is this possible? Can someone give me the outlines of the
> appropriate config directives to make it happen?

Yes, use a subordinate backend.

database ldap
suffix ou=outside,dc=foo,dc=gov

database bdb
suffix dc=foo,dc=gov

database bdb
suffix dc=bar,dc=gov

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