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From "Emmanuel Lecharny (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DIRSTUDIO-74) empty DN does not work
Date Mon, 02 Apr 2007 06:44:32 GMT


Emmanuel Lecharny commented on DIRSTUDIO-74:
-------------------------------------------- :
"From [X.501]:

       A subentry is a special kind of entry immediately subordinate to
       an administrative point.  It contains attributes that pertain to
       a subtree (or subtree refinement) associated with its
       administrative point.  The subentries and their administrative
       point are part of the same naming context.

       A single subentry may serve all or several aspects of
       administrative authority.  Alternatively, a specific aspect of
       administrative authority may be handled through one or more of
       its own subentries."

Here is a description about subentries in ADS :

Basically, no way to get a DN pointing to 2 entries. At least in ADS, and I don't see how
it can be possible in any other ldap server (or I would be surprised).

Again, the fact that other ldap server define a DIT with an empty DN is breaking LDAP specs.
I think they allow this as a workaround to a problem with Exchange servs which kind of allow
this. But you will have to find me the place in the RFC where this is explicitely allowed,
when I exposed the place where it is said that it's the rootDSE DN ...

Of course, I can be plain wrong, and in this case, we will have to reconsider a lot of things
in ADS, but that's another story :)

> empty DN does not work
> ----------------------
>                 Key: DIRSTUDIO-74
>                 URL:
>             Project: Directory LDAP Studio
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: ldapstudio-browser
>    Affects Versions: 0.6.0
>         Environment: eclipse 3.2 with 
>            Reporter: Leif Johansson
>         Assigned To: Stefan Seelmann
>             Fix For: 0.8.0
> The empty DN is a perfectly valid DN for a directory server. When getting the DN from
the root DSE ldap studio displays an error if the root dn is empty. Also the empty dn can't
be set manually. 

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