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Re: Search access does not return any result
On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 4:45 PM, Howard Chu <firstname.lastname@example.org
On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 1:37 PM, sim123 <Sim3159@gmail.com
<mailto:Sim3159@gmail.com <mailto:Sim3159@gmail.com>>> wrote:
I am playing with access controls on openldap 2.4.26, I have a
search access on everything
access to *
by anonymous auth
by dn="uid=102,ou=system,dc=__example,dc=com" search
And when I perform search I get nothing
ldapsearch -H "ldap://testldap:389" -D
"uid=102,ou=system,dc=example,__dc=com" -b "ou=users,dc=example,dc=com" -x
-W '(uid=1)' mail cn dn
Enter LDAP Password:
# extended LDIF
# base <ou=users,dc=example,dc=com> with scope subtree
# filter: (uid=1)
# requesting: mail cn dn
# search result
result: 0 Success
# numResponses: 1
so I get a success but no value, is it a valid response?
Yes, it's a valid response. You haven't given Read access to anything, so
no values can be returned. But the search base existed and you had search
access to it, so the search request succeeded.
I want to control
access so that the "uid=102" user can do lookup from given
can not do (objectClass=*) to get a list of every entry in the ldap.
Thanks for the help
Other way of stating my problem is I want to control query filters on the
server side so the user with "uid=102" can only do query using filter
, all other filters should be restricted. I tried this regular
getting no such object error.
It seems to me that what you want cannot be done. You need Read access in
order to retrieve any values. Read access includes Search access. So if
you are able to read the value of an attribute, you are allowed to Search
for it as well.
Thanks for the response, just wondering how can one prevent ldap injections
from the server side?
In my scenario there will be different systems talking to server and how can I
prevent them from getting list of users by doing simple query? I am using uid
as login id and this uid is not part of DN (because it can change and I need
the DN in different ldap groups), so for normal authentication these systems
need to know respective DN from given uid. Thats why I give read privilege to
a system account, all anonymous users have auth privilege only. Am I missing
Thanks again for the help and support.
Perhaps just configuring a sizelimit for those servers' IDs will be sufficient
for your goal.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/