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Re: Duplicate dynamically an OU with another RDN ?

ClÃment OUDOT wrote:

2014-04-29 15:32 GMT+02:00 Dan White <dwhite@olp.net <mailto:dwhite@olp.net>>:

    On 04/29/14 14:57 +0200, Sylvain wrote:

        Hi !

        I have a branch "ou=people" where RDN are in the form "X1234" and NEVER
        change for one people.
        Ex. : uid=X1234,ou=people,dc=__example,dc=org

        In this node, I have the login under "eduPersonPrincipalName" attribute
        which MAY change.

        Some applications doesn't allow us to define which login to use and so
        "uid" attribute by default, not so cool.

        Is there any possibility in OpenLDAP to duplicate dynamically an OU with
        another RDN to have for example :
        uid=sylvain,ou=peoplebis,dc=__example,dc=org ?

    The rwm overlay should handle this. Point your broken applications to a
    unique suffix (e.g. dc=example,dc=org,dc=__brokenapps), which overwrites the
    incoming DN to use eduPersonPrincipalName instead of uid. See slapo-rwm(5).

You could also use alias if the application supports them. With LSC
(http://lsc-project.org) it is really is to create a synchronization task that
will create aliases in a new branch.

That is a horrible suggestion, for multiple reasons. E.g., Aliases only work on Search requests. Most LDAP servers don't even implement aliases, they're a bad idea that should be eradicated from practice.

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