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Re: ldapadd of LDIF files with attribute 'apple-generateduid' not allowed [Resolved]

Alexander Hartner wrote:
> On 21 Feb 2008, at 11:56, Alexander Hartner wrote:
>> I am trying to import a simple LDIF file into OpenDirectory on OS X
>> 10.5.2 Leopard Server.
>> However when I issue the following ldapadd command I get an error :
>> ldapadd -D [rootdn] -x -w [secretPassword] -f Import.ldif
>> Error : 65 Object class violation"
>> attribute 'apple-generateduid' not allowed
> At it turns out the problem was with the objectClasses. 


> I should have used : 
>     * objectClass: top
>     * objectClass: person
>     * objectClass: organizationalPerson
>     * objectClass: inetOrgPerson
>     * objectClass: extensibleObject 


Adding extensibleObject almost disables schema checking for that entry.
This is only appropriate in very special cases but in general is bad
practice. E.g. a schema-aware client does not have any chance to display
an appropriate input form based on schema information. And likely Apple
LDAP clients will search for entries of a particular object class and
might ignore your entries.

You should rather search for the right schema file and import that. A
quick search turned up:


So the right solution is to add object class 'apple-user'.

Ciao, Michael.