Default Console Object Objectclasses

You can set the list of objectclasses the console uses to create new objects.

Find the defaultObjectClassesContainer entry

Use ldapsearch to find the entry which is the parent entry for the object-objectclass entries.

ldapsearch -x -D "cn=directory manager" -w password -b o=netscaperoot cn=defaultObjectClassesContainer

The dn will be something like this:

cn=defaultObjectClassesContainer,ou=1.1,ou=Admin,ou=Global Preferences,,o=NetscapeRoot

Under this entry are entries for objects that the console knows how to create. By default there are:

Each of these entries has objectClass: nsdefaultObjectClasses. This provides the nsDefaultObjectClass attribute. This attribute lists the objectclasses applied when a new object of that type is created. For example, by default, cn=user has this:

nsDefaultObjectClass: top
nsDefaultObjectClass: person
nsDefaultObjectClass: organizationalPerson
nsDefaultObjectClass: inetorgperson

You can add additional objectclasses to this list. It is safest to add AUXILIARY object classes that do not have any required (MUST) attributes. WARNING - do not add an objectclass that has REQUIRED/MUST attributes unless the UI will ensure that there is always a value. For example, the mailUser has MUST ( uid $ mail $ maildrop ). If you added nsDefaultObjectClass: mailUser to cn=user, you would not be able to create a New User unless you went into the Advanced… editor and added mail and maildrop attributes with valid values. uid is ok because it is also required by inetorgperson, and the regular New User window will ensure the presence of a valid uid value. WARNING - do not add a STRUCTURAL objectclass to the list unless it has as a SUP objectclass one of the other objectclasses already in the list. Although 389 currently permits this, it is a violation of LDAPv3 and may cause interoperability problems.

Note - if using the console to set nsDefaultObjectClass, then you must close down the console and reopen it for the change to take effect!

Example: adding the inetUser objectclass

When using memberOf, it is useful to have the inetUser objectclass added to New User entries. inetUser works well because it has no required (MUST) attributes and is an AUXILIARY objectclass.

Note the dn: line

Last modified on 25 September 2015