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OVD 11g: How To Search And List All Members Of All Groups Within A Nested Group, i.e., Recursively Search Through The Groups Which Are Members Of The Base Group? (Doc ID 1507461.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Virtual Directory - Version and later
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Oracle Virtual Directory (OVD) 11g, i.e.,

Using Active Directory (AD) groups which have other groups nested within them.

Using an OVD adapter to virtualize AD, how to list all the members of all groups within a nested group, i.e., recursively?

For example, consider two groups:

member: cn=<USERNAME1>,ou=users,dc=com

member: cn=<USERNAME1>,ou=users,dc=com
member: cn=<GROUPNAME1>,ou=groups,dc=com

Would like OVD to to list both <USERNAME1> and <USERNAME2> if doing a ldapsearch on <GROUPNAME2>

Currently, searching directly against either AD or OVD, only group1 is returned as member, but not group1's members as desired.

Is there any way OVD search can return the members of <GROUPNAME1>nested within <GROUPNAME2> by searching <GROUPNAME2>?


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