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  • #3516
    ctaleck
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    What is the discovery process when a user is in multiple groups associated with different Formativ Config objects?

    Is only the first one found used? Or are they combined?

    I could not find any information in the Administration Guide.

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  • #5324
    Support 2
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    Yes, Formativ only uses the first configuration object found when checking certain eDirectory objects for the See Also field entry. It checks backwards up the tree for a Formativ Configuration Object entry, starting from the User Object, in the following order:

    1. User Object
    2. Group Object (only if Group search is enabled in the Formativ Windows Control Panel Applet)
    3. Organization Unit Object
    4. Organization Object

    I hope this helps.

    Kind Regards,

    Advansys Support

    #5327
    ctaleck
    Participant

    I understand the discovery process for objects, however there is no documentation for the Group Object specifically, which is confusing because a user can be a member of multiple groups.

    In other words, if a certain user is a member of two groups (Group A and Group B) and those groups are associated with two different Config Objects: Config Object 1 -> Group A and Config Object 2 -> Group B, then which Config Object will the user be assigned?

    #5326
    Support 1
    Participant

    Sorry for the delay. We have received your email (and replied to it), thank you.

    The name of the assigned Config object is listed in the Formativ configuration. You can obtain the configuration by selecting Help | About Formativ… from the GroupWise main menu. When the About Formativ dialog appears, go to the Configuration tab. The 5th and 6th lines should look something like:

    quote:


    Caching Protocol: NDAP
    Config “CN=Admin Configuration.OU=Formativ.O=IPE” located in GROUP “CN=FormativAdmins.O=IPE”


    I hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Advansys Support

    #5325
    ctaleck
    Participant

    Yes, I am aware of the info in the About Formativ dialog.

    What I would like to know is how does Formativ determine which group to use when a user is in multiple groups that have different Config objects. Using this information, I will then arrange my groups so that I can pre-determine which applets a user will get.

    For example, would groups higher up in the eDir tree take precedence over groups deeper in the tree? Or would it be the other way?

    #5328
    Support 1
    Participant

    This post has been replied to by direct email.

    When we determine a resolution to your question we will post it here.

    Regards,
    Advansys Support

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