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Re: search problem
> I am migrating our current LDAP directory to OpenLDAP 2.2.13
> As part of this I am now storing a DN in the attribute roleoccupant (as
> should). The problem I have is that I don't seem to be able to search on
> this attribute. For example using the Net::LDAP Perl module to do the
> $filter = "(roleoccupant=employeenumber=1182,ou=people,o=bath.ac.uk)"
> $result = $ldap->search (
> base => $base,
> scope => "sub",
> filter => $filter
> Seems to return all entries for which any attribute has the value
> "employeenumber=1182,ou=people,o=bath.ac.uk" not just roleoccupant.
> For example the following record is returned along with the expected one.
> dn: shortou=ADM-PENT,ou=units,o=bath.ac.uk
> cn: Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain
> objectClass: BathOu
> parentou: ADM-REGR
> shortou: ADM-PENT
> maintainer: employeeNumber=1182,ou=people,o=bath.ac.uk
> maintainer: employeeNumber=121867,ou=people,o=bath.ac.uk
> maintainer: employeeNumber=45410,ou=people,o=bath.ac.uk
> maintainer: employeeNumber=786953,ou=people,o=bath.ac.uk
> I have defined "maintainer" as follows in the local schema file
> attributetype ( BathAttributeType:31 NAME 'maintainer'
> DESC 'Directory Maintainer'
> SUP roleoccupant
> ie with SUP roleoccupant, but I would not expect that to lead to the
> observed behaviour.
> The record I am searching for contains
> roleoccupant: employeenumber=1182,ou=people,o=bath.ac.uk
> Can anyone explain this behaviour?
It's called "inheritance"; if you don't want it,
don't make "maintainer" inherit from "roleOccupant".
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