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From "Ersin Er" <>
Subject Re: Question on schema elements in documentation: OIDs for examples?
Date Sun, 22 Apr 2007 21:59:48 GMT

When I had tried to add new schema elements on on the fly using the
new mechanism I had faced a situation when I wanted to add some new
entities into a "new schema". I mean I wanted to see a new container
under ou=schema. When I added a new objectClass targetting my new
schema, the system complained about the absense of
ou=objectClasses,cn=<new schema>,ou=schema. So firstly I created a
schema container (right jargon?) under ou=schema and then created my
entries on the fly targetting that new schema. I thought that having a
template schema container for such tasks would be good so taht I could
easily copy/paste it with LDAP Studio and fill my new schema entities
in. I prepared such a template and it's also attached to this mail. It
might be good to have this template out-of-the-box also. WDYT?


On 4/20/07, Stefan Zoerner <> wrote:
> Hi all!
> I have started a little text for newbies on how to add custom elements
> to the schema with the help of the new schema subsystem of ApacheDS.
> First of all: I works fine to add elements with standard JNDI methods,
> well done, Alex!
> My first attempts for the text can be found here:
> I plan to make this an introduction section to the schema topic in the
> Advanced User's Guide of ApacheDS 1.5, although there is obviously still
> some work to do. Any feedback on the current structure and state of the
> section is therefore highly appreciated! I am a newbie on this schema
> subsystem as well.
> The section is build around an example of adding a custom attribute type
> (numberOfGuns) and a custom object class (ship) to the schema in order
> to add entries like this one for instance:
> dn: cn=HMS Victory,ou=ships,o=sevenSeas
> objectClass: top
> objectClass: ship
> cn: HMS Victory
> numberOfGuns: 104
> description: a ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built between 1759
> and 1765
> For adding numberOfGuns and ship to the schema I have to use OIDs, but I
> think it is not worth to register them officially below
> Should I use obvious fun data like and, describe
> the idea of OIDs and that a user should normally obtain a unique
> starting point?
> Or should I use something which starts with and add
> it on the list. Perhaps we can add a branch for documentation examples.
> What do you think?
> Greetings from Hamburg,
>      Stefan Zoerner (szoerner)


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