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Re: ACL in dynamic configuration

--On Tuesday, December 27, 2011 6:03 PM +0200 Nick Milas <nick@eurobjects.com> wrote:

Any advice on this, please ?


On 23/12/2011 12:23 ÏÎ, Nick Milas wrote:


I have converted from static (slapd.conf) to dynamic (cn=config)
configuration using auto file conversion.

I would like to ask a couple of questions regarding ACL conversion.
Here follows one of the rules we have in initial form (a), and after
conversion (b):

access to
        by group.exact="cn=TechAdmins,ou=Groups,dc=example,dc=gr" write
        by group.exact="cn=Dept1Admins,ou=Groups,dc=example,dc=gr" read
        by group.exact="cn=Dept2Admins,ou=Groups,dc=example,dc=gr" write
        by group.exact="cn=Dept3Admins,ou=Groups,dc=example,dc=gr" read
        by group.exact="cn=Dept4Admins,ou=Groups,dc=example,dc=gr" read
        by group.exact="cn=Dept5Admins,ou=Groups,dc=example,dc=gr" read
        by group.exact="cn=GuestAdmins,ou=Groups,dc=example,dc=gr" read
        by dn.exact="uid=dnsauthusr,ou=System,dc=example,dc=gr" read
        by * break

(b) as an olcAccess attribute value:
attrs=children,entry  by
r"  write  by
gr"  read  by
gr"  write  by
gr"  read  by
gr"  read  by
gr"  read  by
gr"  read  by dn.base="uid=dnsauthusr,ou=system,dc=example,dc=gr" read
by  * +0 break

Question 1.
Why "group.exact" was changed to "group/groupOfNames/member.exact" ?
Yes, groups are defined as entries of groupOfNames objectClass, with
members defined as values of attribute "member". But should it be like
that? Should we change (manually) "group/groupOfNames/member.exact"
back to "group.exact" again or not (and why)?

Read the slapd.access man page.

Question 2.
Is there a way we can add (manually, since conversion removed the ones
which existed in initial configuration files) line breaks in olcAccess
attribute value so it can be more legible (for administrative purposes)?

No, it is in LDIF format.

Question 3.
What is the "+0" added before "break" and why is needed?

See the slapd.access man page. Even if you never had it in slapd.conf, it was always automatically added when slapd processed the configuration file.



Quanah Gibson-Mount
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