Unable to create dynamic groups based on specific attributes

  • 3606902
  • 01-Sep-2006
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory 8.7 for All Platforms
Novell eDirectory 8.8 for All Platforms


Unable to create dynamic groups based on specific attributes
Unable to create dynamic group based on the OU attribute
ERROR: No entries found
ERROR: No results returned


Dynamic groups by default use the [Public] trustee rights to search eDirectory. This only allows some limited search functionality by default. In other words only attribute entries marked for PUBLIC_READ or attributes with Read trustee right given for the [Public] object are readable. Most of the attributes are not searchable on this way, therefore it is necessary to specify a user that the dynamic group can use during its search. You can specify it using iManager on the following way:

Open iManager, choose "Modify Group" under the "Groups" role. Browse to the group you would like to modify and choose the"Dynamic" page. Under the "Settings" tab you can specify the"Identity object" which serves as the user to query the database for dynamic group.

Dynamic group will be able to read as much information as this user can access.