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Granting Self-Administration Rights to eGuide Users

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By Hamish Speirs

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Posted: 24 Mar 2003
 

The Problem:
NetWare 6, eGuide 2.1, eDirectory 8.6.2. Our common population of users can not modify attributes in eGuide, they get the message "One or more attributes failed to update".

However, users with admin rights have no problem making these changes. How do I grant everyone self-administration rights?

The Solution:
If you have a pure eDirectory 8.7 tree you can do it using the "self administration" role - check the documentation for instructions.

Otherwise you have to give each of the individual users rights to the specific attributes you want them to be able to edit. I did this using an LDIF file that was imported with ICE - in so doing, I was able to update 4,000 users in a couple of minutes.

Here's the format for the LDIF file:

version: 1

dn: cn=aaaatest,ou=HOME,o=SOMEORG
changetype: modify
add: ACL
ACL: 7#entry#cn=aaaatest,ou=HOME,o=SOMEORG#mail
ACL: 7#entry#cn=aaaatest,ou=HOME,o=SOMEORG#telephoneNumber
ACL: 7#entry#cn=aaaatest,ou=HOME,o=SOMEORG#title
ACL: 7#entry#cn=aaaatest,ou=HOME,o=SOMEORG#ou

dn: cn=auser,ou=HQ,ou=HOME,o=SOMEORG
changetype: modify
add: ACL
ACL: 7#entry#cn=auser,ou=HQ,ou=HOME,o=SOMEORG#mail
ACL: 7#entry#cn=auser,ou=HQ,ou=HOME,o=SOMEORG#telephoneNumber
ACL: 7#entry#cn=auser,ou=HQ,ou=HOME,o=SOMEORG#title
ACL: 7#entry#cn=auser,ou=HQ,ou=HOME,o=SOMEORG#ou

You can e-mail Hamish with questions about his procedure at hamish@TAKETHISOUTspeirs.mine.nu


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