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From "Ersin Er (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (DIRSERVER-801) Improve subtreeSpecification syntax (and functionality)
Date Tue, 19 Dec 2006 07:16:21 GMT
Improve subtreeSpecification syntax (and functionality)

                 Key: DIRSERVER-801
             Project: Directory ApacheDS
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: core
            Reporter: Ersin Er

Although subtreeSpecification and the Administrative Model are really such great facilities,
they need to be improved to meet today's directory deployment needs. The subtreeSpecification
syntax as defined in RFC3672 allows entry selection based DIT geometry (base, minimum, maximum,
chops) and object classes entries (like faculty, employee) which is called Refinements in
X.500. LDAP directories are no longer being designed in a deeply hierarchical manner. They
are more flat and the organization is based on attribute values with dynamic filters/groups/roles.
So we need to improve the subtreeSpecification syntax to allow regular LDAP filters to be
able to select DIT portions/entries according to attribute values.

The proposed extension schemes are discussed in the following cwiki page:

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