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From "Justen Stepka" <>
Subject Re: adding a group without members on create
Date Tue, 15 May 2007 06:52:32 GMT
On 5/15/07, Stefan Zoerner <> wrote:
> Justen Stepka wrote:
> > 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.
> Hi Justen!
> As far as I know, you have to provide a value for uniqueMember which is
> has valid DN syntax ("" or " " have not). But it is not necessary to
> fill it with a valid user.
> How about adding a dummy value to the group like "cn=dummy". This is
> what we did in a project with IBM Tivoli Directory Server, a server
> which behaves exactly the same RFC compliant way in this case, btw.

Sounds about right. We ended up using a fix that ignores our "" dummy
value on insert when loading the group.

Thanks again,


Justen Stepka

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