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From Guillaume Chanaud <>
Subject Re: Proper creation of partitions
Date Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:22:35 GMT
  Le 15/10/2010 16:20, Chad La Joie a écrit :
> I'm not quite sure I understand when I should create a partition.
> My end goal is to have two branches (ou=people,dc=example,dc=org and 
> ou=groups,dc=example,dc=org).
> My first thought was to create a single dc=example,dc=org partition. 
> Following the directions for adding a new partition[1], the next step 
> would be to add an appropriate context entry to the Root DSE.  The 
> problem is that I'm not sure which object class to use for the entry. 
> dcObject seems like the natural choice since it contains the dc 
> attribute, but that object class is an auxiliary class.  So what 
> structural class would I use?
> I took the above issue then as a warning that perhaps I wasn't 
> partitioning things in the way intended by the software.  Should I 
> instead be creating two partitions, one for each branch?  Or, asking 
> it another way, does the software assume one partition == one branch?  
> That would remove the issue with context entry since I could use 
> organizationalUnit as the object class.
> Thanks.
> [1] 

you first thought is ok :) You just have to create one partition.
Then you create your context entry for your Root DSE with
objectClass : organization (structural)
objectClass : dcObject (auxiliary)

Hope it'll be ok


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