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Status Delivered
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 19, 2021

LDAP client - cache additional attributes

I'd like to be able to cache more attributes in secldapclntd's cache than just the OS-defined user attributes like gecos, shell, ...
My use case is that I have a script that currently looks up in LDAP (lsldap -a passwd <username>) for SSH key. That script is ran each time an LDAP user logs into an AIX server (AuthorizedKeysCommand in /etc/ssh/sshd_config).
I'd like to be able to cache extra attributes like the SSH key to avoid extra LDAP queries during login (which ends by longer login time)
As a workaround, in my LDAP mapping file, I mapped LDAP "ssh key" attribute to the system 'gecos' attribute, but unfortunately we need the gecos attribute...

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Feb 7, 2022

    Lionel (RFE originator) confirmed that the AIX new utility ldapgetusrattr provided the function he is looking for.
    Mark this RFE as delivered in AIX 7.2.5.