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Re: Newbie Question on access control

--On Friday, July 02, 2004 4:21 PM -0700 Rob Tanner <rtanner@linfield.edu> wrote:


I am going to be moving from the Netscape commercial server to OpenLDAP,
and while I have the ACIs in Netscape down pretty well, I'm having a bit
of trouble duplicating the access on OpenLDAP.

Right off the bat, I want to grant read access to everybody to those
entries in the "ou=people,o=linfield.edu" subtree, but I need to restrict
access to that students who have elected  to keep directory info private
don't have LDAP entries that are generally readable.

Here's the access rule I wrote:

access to dn.subtree="ou=people,o=linfield.edu"
 by * read

The effect of the access rule, however, is to deny access to all entries.
What am I doing wrong?

Hi Rob,

We did this same migration at Stanford.

I suggest reading my web pages:


BTW, you should really change your root DN to "dc=linfield,dc=edu"

I'd be happy to provide further assistance if you have more questions after reading my pages.


Quanah Gibson-Mount
Principal Software Developer
ITSS/Shared Services
Stanford University
GnuPG Public Key: http://www.stanford.edu/~quanah/pgp.html