Thanks
here is the relevant part of the code:

           //create context
            DirContext ctx=new InitialDirContext(properties);
           
            //create entry attributes
            Attributes attrs= new BasicAttributes(true);
            Attribute attr= new BasicAttribute("objectClass", "alias");
            Attribute attr1= new BasicAttribute("aliasedObjectName", "ou=favorite,ou=Fruits,ou=system");
            attrs.put (attr);
            attrs.put(attr1);
           
           
            // create the string to contain rdns
            String rdns ="ou=bestFruit,ou=Fruits";
           
            //create the subentry
            ctx.createSubcontext(rdns, attrs);
           

Here is the stack trace I got:

javax.naming.NamingException: [LDAP: error code 80 - failed to add entry ou=bestFruittt,ou=Fruits,ou=system: Unexpected exception.]; remaining name 'ou=bestFruittt,ou=Fruits'
    at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.mapErrorCode(LdapCtx.java:3029)
    at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.processReturnCode(LdapCtx.java:2931)
    at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.processReturnCode(LdapCtx.java:2737)
    at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.c_createSubcontext(LdapCtx.java:770)
    at com.sun.jndi.toolkit.ctx.ComponentDirContext.p_createSubcontext(ComponentDirContext.java:319)
    at com.sun.jndi.toolkit.ctx.PartialCompositeDirContext.createSubcontext (PartialCompositeDirContext.java:248)
    at com.sun.jndi.toolkit.ctx.PartialCompositeDirContext.createSubcontext(PartialCompositeDirContext.java :236)
    at javax.naming.directory.InitialDirContext.createSubcontext(InitialDirContext.java:178)
    at binds.BindAlias.main(BindAlias.java:45)

A word about the code.
If I replace "alias" with another objectClass- say "top"  the code runs without errors.


thanks



On 9/30/06, Stefan Zoerner (JIRA) <jira@apache.org> wrote:
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRSERVER-752?page=comments#action_12438885 ]

Stefan Zoerner commented on DIRSERVER-752:
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The information the reporter provieded is not sufficient to help. At least a JNDI source code fragment is needed (what exactly has been tried to create an alias), and a stack trace would be helpful as well.

ApacheDS does support alias entries, btw.

> Alias Problem
> -------------
>
>                 Key: DIRSERVER-752
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRSERVER-752
>             Project: Directory ApacheDS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>         Environment: windows XP
>            Reporter: mbah tenjoh-okwen
>
>     hello
>      I would like to know if apacheDS supports aliasing and if so what do I need to do in other to add a
>     sub context of object class type "alias". Each time I try to add one I  get an error report. I use JNDI and so the error i get is of type   javax.naming.NamingException .
>     I will appreciate your help
>     thanks

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