Another Workaround for ConsoleOne Templates

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By: geoffc

August 17, 2005 2:43 am

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Problem

In the Cool Solutions article “Workarounds for ConsoleOne Templates (http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/15452.html), Peter suggests using ConsoleOne over NWAdmin in order to avoid LDAP issues. I have a few things to add to his comments.

The problem that TID 10075451 talks about is the need for a UniqueID attribute on each user, which ConsoleOne by default populates with the value of CN. For example, you could create a user BobSmith, CN=BobSmith and UniqueID=BobSmith, but NWAdmin does not populate this attribute.

Solution

If you’re using LDAP utilities that require UniqueID, here’s a workaround:

  1. Go to the LDAP Group object for the LDAP server.
  2. In the Attribute Mappings page, change the LDAP UID to NDS UniqueID mapping, to point at the NDS CN.

Note: Be sure that this mapping is what you want, as it will affect all servers associated with the LDAP group.

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Disclaimer: As with everything else at NetIQ Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by NetIQ, so Customer Support will not be able to help you if it has any adverse effect on your environment.  It just worked for at least one person, and perhaps it will be useful for you too.  Be sure to test in a non-production environment.

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