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Re: Manager Attribute

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From: Michael Ströder

Date: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 12:52 PM

To: Michael;openldap;

Subject:Re: Manager Attribute

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 integrityetc.If you really need a freeform text field for arbitrary names then simplydefine your own schema:http://www.openldap.org/faq/data/cache/219.htmlCiao, Michael.

Thanks Michael.
Could you expound on your statement below?
"Think twice:
- namespace
- obsolete information, referential integrity