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SLAPO-TRANSLUCENT

Section: File Formats (5)
Updated: 2008/07/16
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NAME

slapo-translucent - Translucent Proxy overlay 

SYNOPSIS

/etc/openldap/slapd.conf 

DESCRIPTION

The Translucent Proxy overlay can be used with a backend database such asslapd-bdb(5)to create a "translucent proxy". Entries retrieved from a remote LDAPserver may have some or all attributes overridden, or new attributesadded, by entries in the local database before being presented to theclient.

Asearchoperation is first populated with entries from the remote LDAP server, theattributes of which are then overridden with any attributes defined in thelocal database. Local overrides may be populated with theadd,modify ,andmodrdnoperations, the use of which is restricted to the root user.

Acompareoperation will perform a comparison with attributes defined in the localdatabase record (if any) before any comparison is made with data in theremote database. 

CONFIGURATION

The Translucent Proxy overlay uses a remote LDAP server which is configuredwith the options shown inslapd-ldap(5).Theseslapd.confoptions are specific to the Translucent Proxy overlay; they may appear anywhereafter theoverlaydirective and before any subsequentdatabasedirective.
translucent_strict
By default, attempts to delete attributes in either the local or remotedatabases will be silently ignored. Thetranslucent_strictdirective causes these modifications to fail with a Constraint Violation.
translucent_no_glue
This configuration option disables the automatic creation of "glue" recordsfor anaddormodrdnoperation, such that all parents of an entry added to the local databasemust be created by hand. Glue records are always created for amodifyoperation.
 

CAVEATS

The Translucent Proxy overlay will disable schema checking in the local database,so that an entry consisting of overlay attributes need not adhere to thecomplete schema.

Because the translucent overlay does not perform any DN rewrites, the localand remote database instances must have the same suffix. Other configurationswill probably fail with No Such Object and other errors. 

FILES

/etc/openldap/slapd.conf
default slapd configuration file
 

SEE ALSO

slapd.conf(5),slapd-ldap(5).


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
CONFIGURATION
CAVEATS
FILES
SEE ALSO

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