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Re: dnattr access rule

Tony Earnshaw wrote:
man, 16.08.2004 kl. 00.09 skrev dju`:

I need to grant access to an entry (and its children) to another entry of my ldap that is listed in a specific attribute.

I have:


This entry has a seeAlso attribute, which contains the DN of a user able to modify it.

seeAlso: uid=bar,ou=users,dc=domain,dc=tld

I want to make uid=bar,ou=users able to modify cn=foo,ou=people and able to add children to it. The following access rule doesn't seem to be right:

access to dn="^.*cn=([^,]+),ou=people,dc=domain,dc=tld$"
	by dnattr=seeAlso write
	by *	none

Can you give me help for this please? Thanks for feedback.

You don't state your OL version; ACLs are sometimes different for
different versions.

oops, i forgot. i'm running 2.1.30 (latest stable on gentoo).

However, you could better make a groupOfNames or
groupOfUniqueNames and give that group write access. Works for me ;)

well, in my case, one entry from ou=people will be only writable by a unique user, so i don't want to write as many ACL rules as ou=people entries in slapd.conf, and create a group for each ou=people entry. that's why i want to make a generic rule and use dnattr.

actually i want to give access to a certain dn stored in the parent entry, and i believe dnattr is used on the entry i want to access to, and not its parent. so how could i:

1/ use $1 from dn="^.*cn=([^,]+),ou=people,dc=domain,dc=tld$"
2/ look at the seeAlso attribute of $1,ou=people,dc=domain,dc=tld
3/ give access to the dn stored in

any hint to make it work please?