Does saslauthd deference alias objects in LDAP? Should it?
tschlabach at gmx.net
Thu Sep 21 11:23:21 EDT 2006
I have a simple and quick question.
In LDAP, I can set up alias objects. An alias object is an object
pointing to another object. An example:
What I want to achieve is that
testsaslauthd -u canonicalusername -p password
will show "OK" with the userPassword attribute which is stored in the
referenced object, i.e. uid=xyz01606,ou=user,o=orphaned,o=myorg,o=world
in that case.
I typical use for that would be to allow a user on a system with cryptic
IDs to use something easy to remember to sign in, for example his email
address. (Though this adds the extra issue that saslauthd splits anyting
that contains a '@' into username and realm.)
I understand this would not take anything more than adding a parameter
to the LDAP query for the username which will tell the LDAP lib to
dereference aliases, pretty much like the -a option of ldapsearch. But
that option does not seem to exist in saslauthd.
Would anyone support putting introducing such a an option?
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