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consolidating User Containers

Hi

I want to follow Novell KB 7003865: Configuring and Optimizing User
Source/LDAP configurations.

My AD User Source has three "User Containers", that point to three AD
OUs. One of the three is the standard CN=Users,DC=domain,DC=com, where
most of our users reside. The other two contain only a few special
users. The KB article states to add just the domain - the single
"high-level O".

However, the article also states:

Note: If multiple low level OUs are defined, it is possible in 11.1 and
later to collapse multiple low level OU definitions to a single higher
level O/OU, while retaining all associations.
The reverse, however, is not possible without deleting and recreating
the user source and losing the associations.

I'm not exactly sure if this Note is reassuring or a warning 🙂

Is there anyone out there who has been through this scenario, and did
your user associations survive?

Running 11.2.3a, no MU.

Thanks
Phillip E. Thomas

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Re: consolidating User Containers

Phillip E. Thomas;2283838 wrote:
Hi

I want to follow Novell KB 7003865: Configuring and Optimizing User
Source/LDAP configurations.

My AD User Source has three "User Containers", that point to three AD
OUs. One of the three is the standard CN=Users,DC=domain,DC=com, where
most of our users reside. The other two contain only a few special
users. The KB article states to add just the domain - the single
"high-level O".

However, the article also states:

Note: If multiple low level OUs are defined, it is possible in 11.1 and
later to collapse multiple low level OU definitions to a single higher
level O/OU, while retaining all associations.
The reverse, however, is not possible without deleting and recreating
the user source and losing the associations.

I'm not exactly sure if this Note is reassuring or a warning 🙂

Is there anyone out there who has been through this scenario, and did
your user associations survive?

Running 11.2.3a, no MU.

Thanks
Phillip E. Thomas


Yes, I've been through the "consolidating" part and it kept things intact just fine.

I had originally setup things "wrong" and had like 20 different ou's in there. I then changed it to just the O=BLAH and it kept all my "ou" assignments just fine (we assign most things to our users via the ou).

We used eDir, BTW.
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Re: consolidating User Containers

Good to hear, thanks for the reply!

Anyone else who uses user groups for associations, who has changed User
Containers in a User Source?

regards, Phillip
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