Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 Administration Guide

Example of a Classic CoS

This example shows how to generate a postal address with a classic CoS. The generated value is specified in a template entry that is located by a combination of the cosTemplateDN in the CoS definition and the value of the cosSpecifier attribute in the target entry. The following command creates the definition entry by using the cosClassicDefinition object class:

$ ldapmodify -a -h host1 -p 1389 -D cn=admin,cn=Administrators,cn=config -w -
dn: cn=classicCoS,dc=example,dc=com
objectclass: top
objectclass: LDAPsubentry
objectclass: cosSuperDefinition
objectclass: cosClassicDefinition
cosTemplateDn: ou=People,dc=example,dc=com
cosSpecifier: building
cosAttribute: postalAddress

Using the same command, create the template entries that give the postal address for each building:

dn: cn=B07,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com
objectclass: top
objectclass: LDAPsubentry
objectclass: extensibleobject
objectclass: cosTemplate
postalAddres: 7 Old Oak Street, Anytown, CA 95054

With this CoS, target entries (the entries under ou=People,dc=example,dc=com) that contain the building attribute will automatically have the corresponding postal address. The CoS mechanism searches for a template entry that has the specifier attribute value in its RDN. In this example, if Babs Jensen is assigned to building B07, her postal address is generated as follows:

$ ldapsearch -h host1 -p 1389 -D cn=admin,cn=Administrators,cn=config -w - \
 -b "ou=People,dc=example,dc=com" -s sub "(cn=*Jensen)"
dn: cn=Babs Jensen,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com
cn: Babs Jensen
building: B07
postalAddress: 7 Old Oak Street, Anytown, CA 95054