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  1. Dev - Nexus Repo
  2. NEXUS-20403

make LDAP DN and RDN related field labels less confusing

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      Under the LDAP server Connection settings is a field Search base.
      The value is expected to be a DN, but the label does not mention DN.

      Under an LDAP server config User and group settings, the field intended to define the relative distinguished name (RDN) part of the User objects full DN is labelled Base DN.

      This has confused more than one user - they mistake this field for something more than just relevant to user objects ( like related to groups ) and also not relative to the Search Base. Also the value is expected to be a RDN, not a DN ( unless Search base was blank, which is extremely rare ).

      Under Static group mapping, there is a Group base DN field.

      The value is expected to be a relative DN for groups against the Search base. it is not the base for anything ( unless Search base was blank, which is extremely rare ).

      Expected

      The confusion may be reduced by adjusting labels to their intended purpose and using correct terms.

      Change the label Search base to Search base DN

      Change the label Base DN to User relative DN .

      Change the label Group base DN to Group relative DN

      When the labels are changed, some help sentences also need changing - namely:

      Change the User relative DN help message from:

      "The base location in LDAP that users are found. This is relative to the search base (e.g. ou=people)."

      to:

      "The relative DN where user objects are found (e.g. ou=people). This value will have the Search base DN value appended
      to it to form the full User search base DN."

      Change the Group relative DN help message from:

      "The base location in the LDAP that groups are found. This is relative to the search base (e.g. ou=Group)."

      to:

      "The relative DN where group objects are found (e.g. ou=Group). This value will have the Search base DN value appended
      to it to form the full Group search base DN."

      Reference

      https://ldap.com/ldap-dns-and-rdns/

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            Assignee:
            oshiyanbade Olu Shiyanbade
            Reporter:
            plynch Peter Lynch
            Last Updated By:
            Wes Wannemacher
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