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Proposal to redesign the memberOf plugin (v1)

Let us start with the following setup:

dn: name=Group A, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
objectClass: group
member: name=Group D, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
member: name=User 1, cn=Users, cn=default, cn=sysdb
member: name=User 2, cn=Users, cn=default, cn=sysdb
member: name=User 3, cn=Users, cn=default, cn=sysdb
member: name=User 4, cn=Users, cn=default, cn=sysdb
member: name=User 5, cn=Users, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group C, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb

dn: name=Group B, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
objectClass: group
member: name=Group D, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
member: name=User 1, cn=Users, cn=default, cn=sysdb
member: name=User 2, cn=Users, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group C, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb

dn: name=Group C, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
objectClass: group
member: name=Group A, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
member: name=Group B, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
member: name=Group F, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
member: name=User 3, cn=Users, cn=default, cn=sysdb

dn: name=Group D, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
objectClass: group
member: name=User 4, cn=Users, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group A, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group B, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group C, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb

dn: name=Group E, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
objectClass: group
member: name=User 5, cn=Users, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group B, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group C, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group F, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb

dn: name=Group F, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
objectClass: group
memberOf: name=Group C, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb


dn: name=User 1, cn=Users, cn=default, cn=sysdb
objectClass: user
memberOf: name=Group A, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group B, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group C, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb

dn: name=User 2, cn=Users, cn=default, cn=sysdb
objectClass: user
memberOf: name=Group A, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group B, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group C, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb

dn: name=User 3, cn=Users, cn=default, cn=sysdb
objectClass: user
memberOf: name=Group A, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group C, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb

dn: name=User 4, cn=Users, cn=default, cn=sysdb
objectClass: user
memberOf: name=Group A, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group B, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group C, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group D, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb

dn: name=User 5, cn=Users, cn=default, cn=sysdb
objectClass: user
memberOf: name=Group A, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group B, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group C, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group E, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb
memberOf: name=Group F, cn=Groups, cn=default, cn=sysdb

Actions

Add new member to a group with no parents

We send an ldb message to add “User 4” to “Group C”

  1. Check whether the member attribute matches the DN of Group C (it does not)
  2. Examine “Group C” for memberOf attributes.
  3. No memberOf attributes exist
  4. Add memberOf(Group C) to “User 4”

Add new member to a group with parents

We send an ldb message to add “User 5” to “Group B”

  1. Check whether the member attribute matches the DN of Group C (it does not)
  2. Examine “Group B” for memberOf attributes.
  3. “Group B” has memberOf attributes: “Group C”
  4. Check whether any of these memberOf values match “User 5” (none do)
  5. Add memberOf(Group B) and memberOf(Group C) to “User 4” and return