Michael wrote: > Looking at the OpenLDAP schema it appears to use the "manager" attribute > the filed requires the dn: of the object. Yes. > Is there another attribute similar to the manager attribute that will take > a simple syntax such as "John Doe". AFAIK not in schema shipped with OpenLDAP. > There are a good deal of managers in our organization that don't have LDAP > accounts and therefore naturally don't have a DN to specify in this field. > I don't want the extra overhead of creating these DN's just for the sake of > using this this attribute if I don't have to. Think twice: - namespace - obsolete information, referential integrity etc. If you really need a freeform text field for arbitrary names then simply define your own schema: http://www.openldap.org/faq/data/cache/219.html Ciao, Michael.
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