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RE: OpenLDAP - how to correct invalid cn values
I did change the names in the example to try to protect the actual names - we donât really have a James Bond working for the company!
The actual entry in LDAP did come from somebody called Steve - it was quite incisive of you to discover it had been base64 encoded. Unfortunately the PHP script was not supposed to encode the value - the cn: and gecos: should contain the unencoded value James Bond as this will match the format of all of the other valid entries in the database. I did attempt to correct the value with ldapmodify but was unsuccessful.
From: openldap-technical-bounces@OpenLDAP.org [mailto:openldap-technical-bounces@OpenLDAP.org] On Behalf Of Roman Rybalko
Sent: 29 October 2012 11:34
Cc: OpenLDAP Technical List
Subject: Re: OpenLDAP - how to correct invalid cn values
29.10.2012 14:59, Whiteman, Craig ÐÐÑÐÑ:
> # James + Bond, people, mi6.gov.uk
> dn: cn=James+sn=Bond,ou=people,dc=mi6,dc=gov,dc=uk
> sn: Bond
> givenName: James
> cn:: U3RldmUg
> gecos:: U3RldmUg
> As you can see, the *cn:* and *gecos:* have the invalid values - they
> should be *James Bond*.
> How can I correct the invalid values in the LDAP database?
That is rather strange bug (perhaps mental one), because there is no
"James", not a "Bond" but there is a "Steve", hm...
echo U3RldmUg|base64 -d
May I look at the entire database? :)
Actually cn and gecos have correct values, but encoded.
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