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Re: using openldap as a translation layer.
No answers here yet, just a vote for what you want. I am working hard on
exactly the same type of problems - trying to get OpenLDAP to handle
these types of middle-man translations/prep-work.
S James S Stapleton wrote:
Can I use open-ldap as a translation layer for queries with a ldap
client with minimal configuration potential?
Right now the client (which cannot be trivially modified), can use LDAP
authentication, sort-of. What it does, is it takes your user name, and
assignes it to the 'uid' attribute, and then tacks on whatever string is
in the config to form a distinguished name. For example, if I used
'stapleton' as my username and the config had
'ou=People,dc=domain,dc=tld', it would query for
'uid=stapleton,ou=People,dc=dmain,dc=tld'. Unfortunately, people
usernames are everything before the '@' sign in their email, and this is
not their uid. The uid is a number, that is used nowhere else. The
standard process that we use is to take their user name and perform an
ldap query to get the uid from the email, and then use the uid to verify
if the user is correct.
pulls up my information
Now, if I want to get my uid, I'd do this:
The client, as described cannot do that, if a user attempts to use what
they expect their user name to be, it will send:
Neither of which will authenticate. Is there a way to make OpenLDAP
provide a middle layer to handle this?