[Date Prev][Date Next] [Chronological] [Thread] [Top]

Re: reducing information duplication

Guillaume Rousse wrote:
Dieter Kluenter a écrit :
Guillaume Rousse <Guillaume.Rousse@inria.fr> writes:

Dieter Kluenter a écrit :
Guillaume Rousse <Guillaume.Rousse@inria.fr> writes:

Hello list.

I'm looking for a way to reduce information duplication in an LDAP
directory, using the equivalence of joint in SQL databases. Basically,
all my user entries (inetorgperson + posixAccount) need to have a
'secretary' and a 'manager' field, but given than all users from the
same group have the same secretary and the same manager, I'd prefer to
refer to them at the group level, and refer to the group from the user
An other aproach would be a collective attribute, RFC 3671.
Interesting. From what I read sofar, it is implemented in the collect
overlay, whose sources are included but not build in openldap 2.3. I
didn't found any additional schema, tough, and there is no documentation
available neither, as it is meant to be an experimental module. Not
really encouraging to use :)
There is a collective.schema bundled with openldap
Not in 2.3.38 apparently.

and a
grep -i -r collective on the source code supplies lots of matches.
This doesn't really constitute documentation...

collect.c is just a demonstration of overlay code for developers, hence no docs.

Kind Regards,

Gavin Henry.
OpenLDAP Engineering Team.

E ghenry@OpenLDAP.org

Community developed LDAP software.