I have a project where I want to get rid of our existing Oracle LDAP and consolidate into AD. We have *Nix apps that require some POSIX attributes to be populated, specifically UID and GIDNUMBER. We have those attributes loaded in our test AD deployment and I can populate them manually. However, there is only one distinguishedName attribute that is populated with “CN=” rather than “UID=”. When an *nix system want to query the LDAP environment it uses “UID=bob,cn=people,dc=domain,dc=com.” When I try to locate the user in AD for UID= with powershell “get-aduser –identity uid=bob,cn=users,dc=domain,dc=com” I get object not found. I realize that the DN is not using UID.
Now I need to service both Windows and *Nix systems using CN and UID. Is there a way to reference an object by using either of those to get the same user for an LDAPQuery? Brian Britt