LDAP plugin doesn't correctly show the "Dereference aliases when resolving names for authentication" value

  • 7000696
  • 26-Feb-2009
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory 8.8 for All Platforms
Novell eDirectory for All Platforms


The LDAP Plugin doesn't always has the "Dereference aliases when resolving names for authentication" option checked.  It's not clear how to set it or the current value.


The ldapDerefAlias attribute on the LDAP Server object is tied to this option.  If the attribute is set to 'True', aliases will be dereferenced for authentication.  If it's set to 'False', aliases won't be used.  Use iMonitor to determine the current value.

This value can be changed using the Other tab on the LDAP Server object.

1. Select Directory Administration | Modify Object

2. Specify the LDAP Server object in the dialog box

3. Select the Other tab | Valued Attributes | ldapDerefAlias | Edit

4. Check to the box to set the attribute to True

5. Remove the check to set the attribute to False

Note: The ldapDerefAlias value is displayed correctly in the Other tab