F.0 Authentication Classes and Duplicate Common Names

If users have the same common name and exist in different containers under the same authentication search base, one or more attributes in addition to the common name must be configured for authentication to uniquely identify the user. You can set up an authentication class to handle duplicate common names.

  1. Select either the name/password or secure name/password class.

  2. Add two properties to the class:

    • Query: The value of the Query attribute needs to be a valid LDAP query string. Field names from the JSP login form can be used in the LDAP query string as variables for LDAP attribute values. The variables must be enclosed between two % characters. For example, (&(objectclass=person)(cn=%Ecom_User_ID%)(mail=%Ecom_Email%)) queries for an object of type person that contained a common name equal to the Ecom_User_ID field from the specified JSP form and mail equal to the Ecom_Email field from the same JSP form.

    • JSP: The JSP property value needs to be the name of a new .jsp file that includes all the needed fields for the Query property. The value of this attribute does not include the .jsp extension of the file. For example, if you create a new .jsp file named login2.jsp, the value of the JSP property is login2.