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Have eGuide only show or not show some users in the tree

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Novell eGuide 2.0
Novell eGuide 2.1
Novell eGuide 2.1.2


When searching with eGuide users are listed that should not be listed due to security concerns
How to hide users from showing in eGuide
Have eGuide only show only selected users in the tree


There are several ways to accomplish this goal either by an attribute as an exclude or include (i.e. show user if member of a group or do not show user unless member of a group)

- Forcing the user to have an attribute setting is more secure due to the user not showing in eGuide if the attribute is not set.

For this example we will use a group membership

1. Create a group called eGuide in the organization (o=novell in this example)

2. From a browser go to the eGuide admin utility logging in as an eGuide admin -http:// ServerIP/eGuide/admin/index.html

3. Click on the following: LDAP Data Sources, Edit (properties), Attributes tab, scroll to GroupMembership, More Options, Attribute Filtering tab, check Enable filtering on this attribute, set Search Criteria to 'Equals', in Search Value enter cn=eGuide,o=novell (note use commas not periods as this is an LDAP query), Save

4. Add users into the group

5. Test

Additional Information

With this configuration eGuide will only show the users in the eGuide group.  If you prefer to have a group of users (or users with a particular attribute) to NOT show up in eGuide change the above process to have Does Not Contain in the Search Criteria drop box.

Formerly known as TID# 10097299


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  • Document ID:7003358
  • Creation Date:26-MAY-09
  • Modified Date:26-APR-12
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