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Using UID instead of CN with eDirectory

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Posted: 3 Feb 2003

If you're doing integration that involves Sun web servers, and were wondering if it's possible to bind with eDirectory using "uid= " instead of "cn= ", here's the scoop.

You can set up the user accounts, via an LDIF file for example, as uid=xxx. If the accounts already exist then you need to, via an LDIF file for example, a modrdn on each object.

The LDIF file would look something like this:

dn: cn=Sue Jacobs, ou=Marketing, o=Ace Industry, c=US  changetype:
modrdn  newrdn: uid=SJacobs deleteoldrdn: 1

Now you can log in using UID.

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