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Re: attributes tag
> $ grep attributeoptions /usr/local/openldap-2.2.20-1/etc/openldap/slapd.conf
> attributeoptions x-dept-
> attributeoptions lang-
> dn: uid=procacci,ou=People,dc=int-evry,dc=fr
> title;x-dept-crmp: advisor
> title;x-dept-inf: teacher
Thanks! You may just have solved a similar problem which we have at our
> That would respond to my need of giving on person entry multiple title
> and associate those title to a specific departementNumber/service in the
> organization. However now I need to preserve a strict coherence between
> my departementNumber value ("inf" for exemple) and my title attribute
> option (x-dept-inf here ) !
> Before I go editing hundred of users entry and code my php
> interogation/modification interface to support that, do you recommend
> such a solution or are there better ones ?
Solutions I can think of include:
- an attribute option as you suggest,
- an attribute 'intEvryDeptAndTitle' with values like 'inf$teacher',
- use the DIT's tree structure somehow, e.g. put a person entry
with title 'advisor' in a child entry of the inf dept's entry,
and another person entry for the same person with title advisor
under the crmp dept's entry.
> I once though about the
> organizationalRole objectClass defining each and every roles in the
> organization and point each person entry with the seeAlso attribute to
> their roles, but again I find this a bit complicated and not easy to
> maintain ...
Not sure how this ties a particular title of a person to a particular
department; is i a variant of my third alternative above?
Anyway, what is best depends on your situation. For example:
- Do all "department numbers" fit the attribute option syntax in
RFC 2251 section 4.1.5? That is, they consist of only ASCII letters,
digits and hyphens. Also, IDs ending with '-' could be troublesome,
since this means an option range in some circumstances.
- Do the clients which you support recognize 'title;x-dept-inf' as a
If not, you might want to include 'title: foo' values matching
all 'title;x-dept-yyy: foo' values.
- A search for (title=teacher) will find title;x-dept-inf: teacher,
since title;x-dept-inf is a subtype of title.
Is that how it should work?
- Is your title attrbute indexed in slapd.conf? I don't know if
a search for (title;x-dept-inf=teacher) will use the index.
Unless someone else knows, I expect you can check by turning
on loglevel 8480: LDAP_DEBUG_<FILTER + STATS + INDEX>.