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From "Ersin Er" <>
Subject Re: adding a group without members on create
Date Tue, 15 May 2007 06:06:33 GMT
Why not just try to change the schema? Change the attribute to be
optional instead of required. BTW, it's very easy to do schema
manipulations with ApacheDS 1.5.

On 5/15/07, Justen Stepka <> wrote:
> The addGroup functionality in Crowd does not currently correctly
> implement an approach to add a user to ApacheDS. The issue here is
> that according the RFC-2256 the groupOfUniqueNames Object Class
> requires that the uniquemember field cannot be left blank (ie it is a
> required field).
> Currently our code is trying to get around this by adding a blank
> string into this field, but ApacheDS even with this approach does not
> allow this.
> Currently I do not have a solution beyond providing some kind of user
> picker on the add group page, so a person can choose a member to add
> to this group. However, we still need to take into account adding
> groups via our SOAP interface and also via the importers.
> I am wondering if there is a way that we can create a group with
> Apache DS and not have to provide any initial members so the group? If
> I put in an empty string I then need to know to ignore the empty
> uniquemember when processing the attributes on a search.
> Cheers,
> Justen
> --
> Justen Stepka


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