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Re: slapo-dynlist desgin question(s)

Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:

--On Saturday, January 13, 2007 1:47 PM -0800 Howard Chu <hyc@symas.com> wrote:

You seem to be under the impression that changing the name of a piece of
data changes the nature of the data. If you have an attribute that
general users should not be able to see, then they also should not be
able to see the dynamic group derived from that attribute. Opening it up
in any way is only going to open you to the same liability you claim to
want to avoid.

Please explain to me how they would see dynamic groups I haven't given them access to via acl control.

Please explain how those dynamic groups have any relevance to them if they are not members of the group.

You asked for the ability to use rootdn privileges to evaluate the membership of a dynamic group because the user on whose behalf you are evaluating may not have access to evaluate the membership.

This makes no sense. If the user doesn't have access to evaluate the membership, then clearly the user doesn't have the values that determine membership in the group - thus the user is not a member, so the actual membership of that group is a moot point.

I don't in any way intend to let people see groups they don't have access to *but* if I have to use the user credentials to create groups, that's essentially the position I'm forced into unless I want to make thousands and thousands of ACL's like:

The only reason to use root privilege to evaluate the group membership is to make the member list visible where it otherwise would not be. If you're claiming that the member list is sensitive information, and should not be visible to non-members, then all this does is break your security.

  -- Howard Chu
  Chief Architect, Symas Corp.  http://www.symas.com
  Director, Highland Sun        http://highlandsun.com/hyc
  OpenLDAP Core Team            http://www.openldap.org/project/