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Is it possible to use dates in OpenLDAP's ACL entries? I'm looking to do something like to * by this/termDate < NOW none by * break

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not exactly a dba question if you ask me. Maybe this <serverfault.com/questions/tagged/ldap>; is a better place to look? –  ik_zelf Mar 7 '11 at 21:07
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meta thought it was on topic, so here it is –  Brad Mace Mar 7 '11 at 22:30
    
@ik_zelf : and this is exactly why a few of us complained about the name change. –  Joe Mar 7 '11 at 23:15
    
so if I'm reading this correctly -- you're trying to set a termination date for the user, after which they no longer have access to do something? –  Joe Mar 7 '11 at 23:22
    
@Joe - yeah that's the idea –  Brad Mace Mar 8 '11 at 1:29

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I don't think it's possible within OpenLDAP.

When I've had to do something similar in the past, it was against an iPlanet/SunONE Directory Server, and we had a daily cron job that polled the payroll server for terminations, and then adjusted attributes as appropriate to lock the accounts.

The only approach I can think to try is if there's some way to get the equivalent of NOW in an ldap filter, so you could add a 'what' clause like:

filter=( termDate < NOW )

... but I don't know of any way to do that without some sort of external intervention to set NOW.

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