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Re: map custom attribute to another non custom attribute
- To: "P. Martinez" <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: map custom attribute to another non custom attribute
- From: "matthew sporleder" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 09:43:53 -0500
- Cc: email@example.com
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- In-reply-to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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On 1/19/07, P. Martinez <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
before i start, i am very new to directory
services, therefore please be patient to
me. I am with myself ;)
I am writing an custom schema - and thought
about a way to mapping attributes.
attributeType ( OIDXXX NAME ( 'cn' 'commonName' )
SUP name )
Here we have two ways to query for entries - cn
and commonName, right.
My question: Is is possible to construct a
schema that maps attributes to another
attribute of a different objectclass/schema.
Why? - Lets say an application ask for
"unordinaryattributeName". Now i want to
map it to cn transparently. So i need only
to manipulate cn fields etc.
This idea comes to me as a flash of genius.
But i hope that it is quite old and therefore
Although this might be possible, (I'm not sure how many NAME's you're
allowed in a schema), openldap provides mechanisms to do this already.
And you wouldn't have to hijack namespace, or get into other nasty
things like that.
The rwm overlay to slapd(8) performs basic DN/data rewrite and object-
Class/attributeType mapping. Its usage is mostly intended to provide
virtual views of existing data either remotely, in conjunction with the
proxy backend described in slapd-ldap(5), or locally, in conjunction
with the relay backend described in slapd-relay(5).