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Re: ACL questsion about 'by group'

> I am sure I'm not understanding this right.  What I would like to do is
> grant
> access based on membership in a posixGroup entry.  I am not seeming to get
> the syntax right.  I've tried doing:
> access to <resource>
> 	by group="cn=PosixGroup,dc=mycompany,dc=com" write
> That group contains three memberUID entries.  The ACL is not working
> though.
> I read slapd.access carefully and even tried:
> by group/posixGroup/memberUID="cn=PosixGroup,dc=mycompany,dc=com" write
> But that one doesn't work either.  I'm thinking I am probably not
> understanding some of the conventions used in the man page.  Any help
> would
> be great!

The syntax "by group/posixGroup/memberUID" is correct, but the
AttributeDescription "memberUID" does not resolve to a distinguishedName
or nameAndOptionalUID valued attribute, rather to a POSIX group id.  I
don't see an immediate workaround.  Simply, posixGroup memberUIDs are not
fine for LDAP access control.


Pierangelo Masarati

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