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User Creation with Template & File Rights Issue


We have run into an interesting problem related to creation of user
objects based on templates. If we create a user (using iManager -
OES11SP2 and eDir 8.8) and select the option to use a template (happens
with either an existing user or a template object), then when you
associate file rights to that user, then either the user is replaced
with the last user object created (or modified) using the template
object, or that last user is added to the file rights.

e.g. create user1 using template, create user2 using template; assign
user1 file rights to a directory; when you "apply" these rights, user2
is added to the list with same rights as user1. (for some users, user2
replaces user1 when you "apply" the rights)

So far, the only way to not have this happen is to not select "Use
Template" when creating the user object.

-L


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Re: User Creation with Template & File Rights Issue

This is almost certainly an iManager problem, or at least an eDir plugin
with iManager problem. Which version of iManager are you using? Which
specific version of the eDirectory plugins?

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Re: User Creation with Template & File Rights Issue


This occurs with iManager 2.7.6 (File Manager plugin 2.7.1.20120814,
eDir 8.8 plugin 2.7.20120815) and 2.7.7 (File Manager plugin
2.7.1.20140113, eDir 8.8 plugin 2.7.20140114) connecting to various
servers and using various workstations and browsers.


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Re: User Creation with Template & File Rights Issue

I'm asking around. In the meantime, what if you use ConsoleOne (if you
still have it around) to create the user from the template and do the
rights assignment (assuming that's possible... that rights assignment may
all be via the Novell Client in that case)? How about in a test (assuming
this is production) environment?

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Re: User Creation with Template & File Rights Issue

On 29/05/2014 14:44, LarryResch wrote:

> We have run into an interesting problem related to creation of user
> objects based on templates. If we create a user (using iManager -
> OES11SP2 and eDir 8.8) and select the option to use a template (happens
> with either an existing user or a template object), then when you
> associate file rights to that user, then either the user is replaced
> with the last user object created (or modified) using the template
> object, or that last user is added to the file rights.
>
> e.g. create user1 using template, create user2 using template; assign
> user1 file rights to a directory; when you "apply" these rights, user2
> is added to the list with same rights as user1. (for some users, user2
> replaces user1 when you "apply" the rights)
>
> So far, the only way to not have this happen is to not select "Use
> Template" when creating the user object.


How are you assigning/checking file rights? Through Files and Folders |
Properties?

I've just done a quick test with OES11 SP2 and iManager 2.7.7 (File
Manager Plugin 2.7.1.20140113, eDirectory88 Plugins 2.7.20140114) and
I'm not seeing this.

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Re: User Creation with Template & File Rights Issue


smflood;245117 Wrote:
> On 29/05/2014 14:44, LarryResch wrote:
>
> > We have run into an interesting problem related to creation of user
> > objects based on templates. If we create a user (using iManager -
> > OES11SP2 and eDir 8.8) and select the option to use a template

> (happens
> > with either an existing user or a template object), then when you
> > associate file rights to that user, then either the user is replaced
> > with the last user object created (or modified) using the template
> > object, or that last user is added to the file rights.
> >
> > e.g. create user1 using template, create user2 using template; assign
> > user1 file rights to a directory; when you "apply" these rights,

> user2
> > is added to the list with same rights as user1. (for some users,

> user2
> > replaces user1 when you "apply" the rights)
> >
> > So far, the only way to not have this happen is to not select "Use
> > Template" when creating the user object.

>
> How are you assigning/checking file rights? Through Files and Folders |
> Properties?
>
> I've just done a quick test with OES11 SP2 and iManager 2.7.7 (File
> Manager Plugin 2.7.1.20140113, eDirectory88 Plugins 2.7.20140114) and
> I'm not seeing this.
>
> HTH.
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> NetIQ Knowledge Partner
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That was how I was checking rights. We are simply sidestepping the issue
since our templates were not that complicated and not using templates
when we create new users.

-L


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Re: User Creation with Template & File Rights Issue

On 02/06/2014 18:16, LarryResch wrote:

> That was how I was checking rights.


So how are/were you assigning user1 file rights to a directory if not
via iManager? If we can duplicate then it can be reported and hopefully
fixed.

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