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Re: (ITS#4552)

On Wed, 2006-05-17 at 20:03 +0000, ashish@ratboy.net wrote:
> I think there should be a way for regular users to add the tlds, as we
> do not want the rootdn/rootpw to be used, because these entries live in
> the configuration file.

Strictly speaking, the suffix entry must be created only once in the
life of a database, when it is created.

If you're creating it from scratch, you could add the suffix entry
before starting slapd, using slapadd.

The only case I can foresee where you need to add the suffix entry of a
database when slapd is already running is for databases added via back-
config.  In that case, you can use back-config to temporarily configure
the rootdn and then remove it when the suffix entry is done.

Besides this, I concur that the creation of the suffix entry by a
regular user could be allowed, subjected to appropriate restrictions by
means of ACLs, and possibly to some special control (like the


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