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OUD11g/12c - ACI 'targetattr' Not Working as Expected (Doc ID 2105059.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 14, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Unified Directory - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Create a custom ACI to restrict an account to read only certain attributes of the users in ODSM.   However it doesn't return the entry as expected.

The issue can be reproduced with the following steps:
1. In ODSM
2. Select Security Tab
3. Expand the Directory ACLs element.
4. Click on create new ACI icon
Set the fields as follow

Detail view-->

Type                        Operator        Target
Target Attribute     = (Equals)      mail

Access to:
Allow: Read, Search
   Bind Rules
    userdn="ldap:///uid=<USER.0>, ou=People, dc=<SUFFIX_DN>"

Expected behavior is to be able to restrict a particular account to read only certain attributes of the users

1-Reviewing ACI with ldapsearch

$ ./ldapsearch -h <HOSTNAME> -p <PORT> -D "cn=<DS_ADMIN>" -j <PWD_FILE> -b "dc=<SUFFIX_DN>" "aci=*" aci
dn: ou=People,dc=<SUFFIX_DN>
aci: (targetattr = "mail") (version 3.0; acl "testACI"; allow (read,search) userdn = "ldap:///uid=<USER.0>,ou=People,dc=<SUFFIX_DN>";)

2-Testing and getting no results using "<USER.0>"

$ ./ldapsearch -h <HOSTNAME> -p <PORT> -D "uid=<USER.0>,ou=People,dc=<SUFFIX_DN>" -j <PWD_FILE> -b "uid=<USER.1>,ou=People,dc=<SUFFIX_DN>" -s base "(objectclass=*)" mail

3-Changing to admin user "cn=<DS_ADMIN>" getting results

$ ./ldapsearch -h <HOSTNAME> -p <PORT> -D "cn=<DS_ADMIN>" -j <PWD_FILE> -b "uid=<USER.1>,ou=People,dc=<SUFFIX_DN>" -s base "(objectclass=*)" mail
dn: uid=<USER.1>,ou=People,dc=<SUFFIX_DN>
mail: <USER.1>@<DOMAIN>



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