Previously, only the first matching sasl mapping was checked, and if that mapping failed, the bind operation would fail- even if there were other matching mappings that might have worked. Sasl mapping fallback will keep checking all the matching mappings. A mapping prioritization option has also available for each mapping.
Deployments where many SASL mappings are used, and/or are designed to have overlapping matching criteria.
Since multiple mappings are now checked, a new mapping prioritization configuration option has been added to the mappings. The attribute “nsSaslMapPriority” takes a value between 1 and 100, where 1 is the highest priority, and 100 is the lowest. You can also use the same prioritization for multiple mappings. If you omit this config attribute from a mapping, that mapping will have a default priority of 100.
To use this new functionality, SASL mapping fallback must be enabled by setting “nsslapd-sasl-mapping-fallback” to “on” under cn=config. By default this feature is turned “off”.
SASL config changes do not require a server restart now.
No additional requirements are needed.
CLI usage only.
In the cn=config entry:
In a SASL mapping entry, for example: cn=Kerberos uid mapping,cn=mapping,cn=sasl,cn=config
No impact on replication.
No impact on updates.
No external impact.
Mark Reynolds email@example.com