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Re: understanding userid .vs. uid
--On Wednesday, January 27, 2010 12:58 PM +0100 Stefan Palme
This is not a problem, just a question to understand the things
"behind the scenes".
I am just playing around with some LDAP frontends helping the user
to add the correct attributes depending on the selected objectclass(es)
when creating new LDAP entries.
A have tried to add an entry with objectclass "account", which requires
an attribute "userid" and may have some more attributes. After adding
the entry with "userid=test", the LDAP tree contained an appropriate
entry, but the attributes "userid" is named "uid" now.
userid is an alias for uid. Just like gn is an alias for givenName, etc.
I suggest reading up further on schema definitions. These are all defined
by RFC's, so as long as the directory server you are using is RFC
compliant, you'll get the same behavior, regardless.
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