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       slapo-rwm - rewrite/remap overlay to slapd




       The  rwm  overlay  to  slapd(8)  performs  basic  DN/data  rewrite  and
       objectClass/attributeType mapping.  Its usage  is  mostly  intended  to
       provide  virtual views of existing data either remotely, in conjunction
       with the proxy backend  described  in  slapd-ldap(5),  or  locally,  in
       conjunction with the relay backend described in slapd-relay(5).

       This overlay is experimental.


       An  important  feature  of  the  rwm  overlay  is the capability to map
       objectClasses and attributeTypes from the local set (or a subset of it)
       to a foreign set, and vice versa.  This is accomplished by means of the
       rwm-map directive.

       rwm-map {attribute | objectclass} [<local name> | *] {<foreign name>  |
              Map attributeTypes and objectClasses from the foreign server  to
              different  values  on  the local slapd.  The reason is that some
              attributes might not be part of the local slapd’s  schema,  some
              attribute  names  might be different but serve the same purpose,
              etc.  If local or foreign name is ‘*’, the  name  is  preserved.
              If local name is omitted, the foreign name is removed.  Unmapped
              names are preserved if both local and foreign name are ‘*’,  and
              removed if local name is omitted and foreign name is ‘*’.

       The local objectClasses and attributeTypes must be defined in the local
       schema; the foreign ones do not have to, but users  are  encouraged  to
       explicitly  define the remote attributeTypes and the objectClasses they
       intend to map.  All in all, when remapping a remote  server  via  back-
       ldap  (slapd-ldap(5)) or back-meta (slapd-meta(5)) their definition can
       be easily obtained by querying  the  subschemaSubentry  of  the  remote
       server;  the  problem should not exist when remapping a local database.
       Note,  however,  that  the  decision  whether   to   rewrite   or   not
       attributeTypes with distinguishedName syntax, requires the knowledge of
       the attributeType syntax.  See the REWRITING section for details.

       Note that when mapping DN-valued attributes from local to remote, first
       the  DN  is  rewritten,  and  then  the  attributeType is mapped; while
       mapping from remote to local, first the attributeType  is  mapped,  and
       then  the  DN  is  rewritten.   As such, it is important that the local
       attributeType is appropriately defined as using  the  distinguishedName
       syntax.   Also,  note that there are DN-related syntaxes (i.e. compound
       types with a portion that is DN-valued), like nameAndOptionalUID, whose
       values are currently not rewritten.

       If the foreign type of an attribute mapping is not defined on the local
       server, it might be desirable to have the attribute  values  normalized
       after the mapping process. Not normalizing the values can lead to wrong
       results, when the rwm overlay is used together  with  e.g.  the  pcache
       overlay.  This  normalization  can  be  enabled  by  means  of the rwm-
       normalize-mapped-attrs directive.

       rwm-normalize-mapped-attrs {yes|no}
              Set this to "yes", if the rwm overlay should  try  to  normalize
              the  values of attributes that are mapped from an attribute type
              that is unknown to the local server. The default value  of  this
              setting is "no".


       A  basic feature of the rwm overlay is the capability to perform suffix
       massaging between a virtual and a real naming context by means  of  the
       rwm-suffixmassage directive.  This, in conjunction with proxy backends,
       slapd-ldap(5) and slapd-meta(5), or  with  the  relay  backend,  slapd-
       relay(5),   allows   to   create   virtual   views   of  databases.   A
       distinguishing feature of  this  overlay  is  that,  when  instantiated
       before  any  database, it can modify the DN of requests before database
       selection.  For this reason, rules that rewrite the empty  DN  ("")  or
       the   subschemaSubentry  DN  (usually  "cn=subschema"),  would  prevent
       clients from reading the root DSE or the DSA’s schema.

       rwm-suffixmassage [<virtual naming context>] <real naming context>
              Shortcut to implement naming  context  rewriting;  the  trailing
              part  of the DN is rewritten from the virtual to the real naming
              context in the bindDN, searchDN, searchFilterAttrDN,  compareDN,
              compareAttrDN, addDN, addAttrDN, modifyDN, modifyAttrDN, modrDN,
              newSuperiorDN, deleteDN, exopPasswdDN, and from the real to  the
              virtual  naming  context  in the searchEntryDN, searchAttrDN and
              matchedDN rewrite contexts.  By default no rewriting occurs  for
              the  searchFilter  and  for  the  referralAttrDN  and referralDN
              rewrite contexts.  If no <virtual naming context> is given,  the
              first  suffix  of  the  database is used; this requires the rwm-
              suffixmassage directive be defined  after  the  database  suffix
              directive.   The  rwm-suffixmassage directive automatically sets
              the rwm-rewriteEngine to ON.

       See the REWRITING section for details.


       A string is rewritten according to a set of rules,  called  a  ‘rewrite
       context’.    The  rules  are  based  on  POSIX  (’’extended’’)  regular
       expressions with substring matching; basic  variable  substitution  and
       map resolution of substrings is allowed by specific mechanisms detailed
       in the following.  The behavior of pattern matching/substitution can be
       altered by a set of flags.

              <rewrite context> ::= <rewrite rule> [...]
              <rewrite rule> ::= <pattern> <action> [<flags>]

       The underlying concept is to build a lightweight rewrite module for the
       slapd server (initially dedicated to the LDAP backend):


       An incoming string is matched against a set of rewriteRules.  Rules are
       made  of  a  regex  match  pattern, a substitution pattern and a set of
       actions, described by a set of  optional  flags.   In  case  of  match,
       string  rewriting  is  performed  according to the substitution pattern
       that allows to refer to substrings matched in the incoming string.  The
       actions,  if  any,  are  finally  performed.   Each  rule  is  executed
       recursively, unless altered  by  specific  action  flags;  see  "Action
       Flags" for details.  A default limit on the recursion level is set, and
       can be altered by the rwm-rewriteMaxPasses directive,  as  detailed  in
       the   "Additional  Configuration  Syntax"  section.   The  substitution
       pattern allows map resolution of substrings.  A map is a generic object
       that  maps a substitution pattern to a value.  The flags are divided in
       "Pattern Matching Flags" and "Action Flags"; the former alter the regex
       match  pattern  behavior,  while  the latter alter the actions that are
       taken after substitution.

Pattern Matching Flags

C’    honors case in matching (default is case insensitive)

       ‘R’    use   POSIX   ’’basic’’   regular   expressions   (default    is

       ‘M{n}’ allow  no more than n recursive passes for a specific rule; does
              not alter the max total count of passes, so it can only  enforce
              a stricter limit for a specific rule.

Action Flags

:’    apply the rule once only (default is recursive)

       ‘@’    stop  applying rules in case of match; the current rule is still
              applied recursively; combine with ‘:’ to apply the current  rule
              only once and then stop.

       ‘#’    stop  current  operation  if  the  rule  matches,  and  issue an
              ‘unwilling to perform’ error.

       ‘G{n}’ jump n rules back and  forth  (watch  for  loops!).   Note  that
              ‘G{1}’ is implicit in every rule.

       ‘I’    ignores  errors  in  rule;  this  means,  in case of error, e.g.
              issued by a map, the error is treated as a  missed  match.   The
              ‘unwilling to perform’ is not overridden.

       ‘U{n}’ uses  n  as  return  code if the rule matches; the flag does not
              alter the recursive  behavior  of  the  rule,  so,  to  have  it
              performed  only  once,  it must be used in combination with ‘:’,
              e.g.  ‘:U{32}’ returns the value ‘32’ (indicating  noSuchObject)
              after exactly one execution of the rule, if the pattern matches.
              As a consequence, its behavior is equivalent to  ‘@’,  with  the
              return  code  set to n; or, in other words, ‘@’ is equivalent to
              ‘U{0}’.  Positive errors are  allowed,  indicating  the  related
              LDAP error codes as specified in draft-ietf-ldapbis-protocol.

       The  ordering  of  the flags can be significant.  For instance: ‘IG{2}’
       means ignore errors and jump two lines ahead both in case of match  and
       in case of error, while ‘G{2}I’ means ignore errors, but jump two lines
       ahead only in case of match.

       More flags (mainly Action Flags) will be added as needed.

Pattern Matching

       See regex(7) and/or re_format(7).

Substitution Pattern Syntax

       Everything starting with ‘$’ requires substitution;

       the only obvious exception is ‘$$’, which is turned into a single ‘$’;

       the basic substitution is ‘$<d>’, where ‘<d>’ is a digit; 0  means  the
       whole  string, while 1-9 is a submatch, as discussed in regex(7) and/or

       a ‘$’ followed by a ‘{’ invokes an advanced substitution.  The  pattern

              ‘$’ ‘{’ [ <operator> ] <name> ‘(’ <substitution> ‘)’ ‘}’

       where <name> must be a legal name for the map, i.e.

              <name> ::= [a-z][a-z0-9]* (case insensitive)
              <operator> ::= ‘>’ ‘|’ ‘&’ ‘&&’ ‘*’ ‘**’ ‘$’

       and <substitution> must be a legal substitution pattern, with no limits
       on the nesting level.

       The operators are:

       >      sub-context invocation; <name> must be a legal, already  defined
              rewrite context name

       |      external  command  invocation;  <name>  must  refer  to a legal,
              already defined command name (NOT IMPLEMENTED YET)

       &      variable assignment; <name> defines a variable  in  the  running
              operation  structure which can be dereferenced later; operator &
              assigns a variable in the rewrite  context  scope;  operator  &&
              assigns  a  variable  that  scopes  the entire session, e.g. its
              value can be dereferenced later by other rewrite contexts

       *      variable dereferencing; <name> must refer to a variable that  is
              defined  and  assigned  for  the  running  operation; operator *
              dereferences a variable scoping the rewrite context; operator **
              dereferences  a  variable  scoping  the  whole session, e.g. the
              value is passed across rewrite contexts

       $      parameter  dereferencing;  <name>  must  refer  to  an  existing
              parameter;  the  idea is to make some run-time parameters set by
              the system available to the rewrite engine, as the  client  host
              name,  the  bind  DN  if any, constant parameters initialized at
              config time, and so on; no parameter is currently set by  either
              back-ldap  or  back-meta, but constant parameters can be defined
              in the configuration file by using the rewriteParam directive.

       Substitution escaping has been delegated to the ‘$’  symbol,  which  is
       used  instead  of  ‘\’  in  string substitution patterns because ‘\’ is
       already  escaped  by  slapd’s  low  level  parsing   routines;   as   a
       consequence,   regex   escaping   requires   two   ‘\’   symbols,  e.g.
       ‘.*\.foo\.bar’ must be written as ‘.*\\.foo\\.bar’.

Rewrite Context

       A rewrite context is a set of rules which are applied in sequence.  The
       basic idea is to have an application initialize a rewrite engine (think
       of Apache’s mod_rewrite ...) with  a  set  of  rewrite  contexts;  when
       string  rewriting  is  required,  one  invokes  the appropriate rewrite
       context with the input string and obtains the newly rewritten one if no
       errors occur.

       Each  basic  server  operation is associated to a rewrite context; they
       are divided in two main groups: client -> server and server  ->  client

       client -> server:

              (default)            if defined and no specific context
                                   is available
              bindDN               bind
              searchDN             search
              searchFilter         search
              searchFilterAttrDN   search
              compareDN            compare
              compareAttrDN        compare AVA
              addDN                add
              addAttrDN            add AVA (DN portion of "ref" excluded)
              modifyDN             modify
              modifyAttrDN         modify AVA (DN portion of "ref" excluded)
              referralAttrDN       add/modify DN portion of referrals
                                   (default to none)
              renameDN             modrdn (the old DN)
              newSuperiorDN        modrdn (the new parent DN, if any)
              newRDN               modrdn (the new relative DN)
              deleteDN             delete
              exopPasswdDN         password modify extended operation DN

       server -> client:

              searchEntryDN        search (only if defined; no default;
                                   acts on DN of search entries)
              searchAttrDN         search AVA (only if defined; defaults
                                   to searchEntryDN; acts on DN-syntax
                                   attributes of search results)
              matchedDN            all ops (only if applicable; defaults
                                   to searchEntryDN)
              referralDN           all ops (only if applicable; defaults
                                   to none)

Basic Configuration Syntax

       All  rewrite/remap directives start with the prefix rwm-; for backwards
       compatibility  with  the  historical  slapd-ldap(5)  and  slapd-meta(5)
       builtin rewrite/remap capabilities, the prefix may be omitted, but this
       practice is strongly discouraged.

       rwm-rewriteEngine { on | off }
              If ‘on’, the requested rewriting  is  performed;  if  ‘off’,  no
              rewriting  takes  place  (an  easy way to stop rewriting without
              altering too much the configuration file).

       rwm-rewriteContext <context name> [ alias <aliased context name> ]
              <Context name> is the name that identifies the context, i.e. the
              name  used  by  the  application to refer to the set of rules it
              contains.  It is used also to reference sub contexts  in  string
              rewriting.   A  context may alias another one.  In this case the
              alias context contains no rule, and any  reference  to  it  will
              result in accessing the aliased one.

       rwm-rewriteRule  <regex match pattern> <substitution pattern> [ <flags>
              Determines  how  a  string  can  be  rewritten  if  a pattern is
              matched.  Examples are reported below.

Additional Configuration Syntax

       rwm-rewriteMap <map type> <map name> [ <map attrs> ]
              Allows to define a map that transforms substring rewriting  into
              something  else.   The map is referenced inside the substitution
              pattern of a rule.

       rwm-rewriteParam <param name> <param value>
              Sets a value with global scope, that can be dereferenced by  the
              command ‘${$paramName}’.

       rwm-rewriteMaxPasses <number of passes> [<number of passes per rule>]
              Sets  the  maximum  number of total rewriting passes that can be
              performed in a single rewrite operation  (to  avoid  loops).   A
              safe  default  is  set  to 100; note that reaching this limit is
              still treated as a success; recursive  invocation  of  rules  is
              simply   interrupted.    The  count  applies  to  the  rewriting
              operation as a whole, not to any single rule; an  optional  per-
              rule  limit  can  be  set.   This limit is overridden by setting
              specific per-rule limits with the ‘M{n}’ flag.


       Currently, few maps  are  builtin  but  additional  map  types  may  be
       registered at runtime.

       Supported maps are:

       LDAP    <URI>   [bindwhen=<when>]   [version=<version>]   [binddn=<DN>]
              The LDAP map expands a value by performing a simple LDAP search.
              Its configuration is based  on  a  mandatory  URI,  whose  attrs
              portion must contain exactly one attribute (use entryDN to fetch
              the DN of an entry).  If a multi-valued attribute is used,  only
              the first value is considered.

              The   parameter  bindwhen  determines  when  the  connection  is
              established.  It can take the values now, later, and  everytime,
              respectively indicating that the connection should be created at
              startup, when required, or any time it is used.  In  the  former
              two cases, the connection is cached, while in the latter a fresh
              new one is used all times.  This is the default.

              The parameters binddn and credentials represent the DN  and  the
              password  that  is  used to perform an authenticated simple bind
              before  performing  the  search  operation;  if  not  given,  an
              anonymous connection is used.

              The  parameter  version  can  be 2 or 3 to indicate the protocol
              version that must be used.  The default is 3.

       slapd <URI>
              The slapd map expands a value by  performing  an  internal  LDAP
              search.   Its  configuration  is based on a mandatory URI, which
              must begin with ldap:/// (i.e., it must be an LDAP  URI  and  it
              must  not  specify  a  host).   As  with the LDAP map, the attrs
              portion must contain exactly one  attribute,  and  if  a  multi-
              valued attribute is used, only the first value is considered.


       # set to ‘off’ to disable rewriting
       rwm-rewriteEngine on

       # the rules the "suffixmassage" directive implies
       rwm-rewriteEngine on
       # all dataflow from client to server referring to DNs
       rwm-rewriteContext default
       rwm-rewriteRule "(.+,)?<virtualnamingcontext>$" "$1<realnamingcontext>" ":"
       # empty filter rule
       rwm-rewriteContext searchFilter
       # all dataflow from server to client
       rwm-rewriteContext searchEntryDN
       rwm-rewriteRule "(.+,)?<realnamingcontext>$" "$1<virtualnamingcontext>" ":"
       rwm-rewriteContext searchAttrDN alias searchEntryDN
       rwm-rewriteContext matchedDN alias searchEntryDN
       # misc empty rules
       rwm-rewriteContext referralAttrDN
       rwm-rewriteContext referralDN

       # Everything defined here goes into the ‘default’ context.
       # This rule changes the naming context of anything sent
       # to ‘dc=home,dc=net’ to ‘dc=OpenLDAP, dc=org’

       rwm-rewriteRule "(.+,)?dc=home,[ ]?dc=net$"
                   "$1dc=OpenLDAP, dc=org"  ":"

       # since a pretty/normalized DN does not include spaces
       # after rdn separators, e.g. ‘,’, this rule suffices:

       rwm-rewriteRule "(.+,)?dc=home,dc=net$"
                   "$1dc=OpenLDAP,dc=org"  ":"

       # Start a new context (ends input of the previous one).
       # This rule adds blanks between DN parts if not present.
       rwm-rewriteContext  addBlanks
       rwm-rewriteRule     "(.*),([^ ].*)" "$1, $2"

       # This one eats blanks
       rwm-rewriteContext  eatBlanks
       rwm-rewriteRule     "(.*), (.*)" "$1,$2"

       # Here control goes back to the default rewrite
       # context; rules are appended to the existing ones.
       # anything that gets here is piped into rule ‘addBlanks’
       rwm-rewriteContext  default
       rwm-rewriteRule     ".*" "${>addBlanks($0)}" ":"

       # Rewrite the search base according to ‘default’ rules.
       rwm-rewriteContext  searchDN alias default

       # Search results with OpenLDAP DN are rewritten back with
       # ‘dc=home,dc=net’ naming context, with spaces eaten.
       rwm-rewriteContext  searchEntryDN
       rwm-rewriteRule     "(.*[^ ],)?[ ]?dc=OpenLDAP,[ ]?dc=org$"
                       "${>eatBlanks($1)}dc=home,dc=net"    ":"

       # Bind with email instead of full DN: we first need
       # an ldap map that turns attributes into a DN (the
       # argument used when invoking the map is appended to
       # the URI and acts as the filter portion)
       rwm-rewriteMap ldap attr2dn "ldap://host/dc=my,dc=org?dn?sub"

       # Then we need to detect DN made up of a single email,
       # e.g. ‘’; note that the rule
       # in case of match stops rewriting; in case of error,
       # it is ignored.  In case we are mapping virtual
       # to real naming contexts, we also need to rewrite
       # regular DNs, because the definition of a bindDN
       # rewrite context overrides the default definition.
       rwm-rewriteContext bindDN
       rwm-rewriteRule "^mail=[^,]+@[^,]+$" "${attr2dn($0)}" ":@I"

       # This is a rather sophisticated example. It massages a
       # search filter in case who performs the search has
       # administrative privileges.  First we need to keep
       # track of the bind DN of the incoming request, which is
       # stored in a variable called ‘binddn’ with session scope,
       # and left in place to allow regular binding:
       rwm-rewriteContext  bindDN
       rwm-rewriteRule     ".+" "${&&binddn($0)}$0" ":"

       # A search filter containing ‘uid=’ is rewritten only
       # if an appropriate DN is bound.
       # To do this, in the first rule the bound DN is
       # dereferenced, while the filter is decomposed in a
       # prefix, in the value of the ‘uid=<arg>’ AVA, and
       # in a suffix. A tag ‘<>’ is appended to the DN.
       # If the DN refers to an entry in the ‘ou=admin’ subtree,
       # the filter is rewritten OR-ing the ‘uid=<arg>’ with
       # ‘cn=<arg>’; otherwise it is left as is. This could be
       # useful, for instance, to allow apache’s auth_ldap-1.4
       # module to authenticate users with both ‘uid’ and
       # ‘cn’, but only if the request comes from a possible
       # ‘cn=Web auth,ou=admin,dc=home,dc=net’ user.
       rwm-rewriteContext searchFilter
       rwm-rewriteRule "(.*\\()uid=([a-z0-9_]+)(\\).*)"
       rwm-rewriteRule "^[^,]+,ou=admin,dc=home,dc=net$"
         "${*prefix}|(uid=${*arg})(cn=${*arg})${*suffix}" ":@I"
       rwm-rewriteRule ".*<>$" "${*prefix}uid=${*arg}${*suffix}" ":"

       # This example shows how to strip unwanted DN-valued
       # attribute values from a search result; the first rule
       # matches DN values below "ou=People,dc=example,dc=com";
       # in case of match the rewriting exits successfully.
       # The second rule matches everything else and causes
       # the value to be rejected.
       rwm-rewriteContext searchEntryDN
       rwm-rewriteRule ".+,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com$" "$0" ":@"
       rwm-rewriteRule ".*" "" "#"


       The  following  directives  map  the object class ‘groupOfNames’ to the
       object class ‘groupOfUniqueNames’ and the attribute  type  ‘member’  to
       the attribute type ‘uniqueMember’:

              map objectclass groupOfNames groupOfUniqueNames
              map attribute uniqueMember member

       This presents a limited attribute set from the foreign server:

              map attribute cn *
              map attribute sn *
              map attribute manager *
              map attribute description *
              map attribute *

       These lines map cn, sn, manager, and description to themselves, and any
       other attribute gets "removed" from the object before it is sent to the
       client (or sent up to the LDAP server).  This is obviously a simplistic
       example, but you get the point.


              default slapd configuration file


       slapd.conf(5),    slapd-config(5),    slapd-ldap(5),     slapd-meta(5),
       slapd-relay(5), slapd(8), regex(7), re_format(7).


       Pierangelo  Masarati;  based  on  back-ldap  rewrite/remap  features by
       Howard Chu, Pierangelo Masarati.