Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Administration Guide

Granting a Group Full Access to a Suffix

Most directories have groups that are used to identify certain corporate functions. A group can be given access to all or part of the directory. By applying access rights to a group, you can avoid setting access rights for each member individually. Instead, you grant users access rights by adding them to a group.

For example, when you create a Directory Server instance, an Administrators group cn=Administrators,cn=config with full access to the directory is created by default.

At, the Human Resources group is allowed full access to the ou=People branch of the directory so that they can update the employee directory, as shown in ACI “HR”.


In LDIF, to grant the HR group all rights to the employee branch of the directory, you would use the following statement:

aci: (targetattr="*") (version 3.0; acl "HR"; allow (all)
  groupdn= "ldap:///cn=HRgroup,ou=Groups,dc=example,dc=com";)

This example assumes that the ACI is added to the following entry: