Skip to Content.
Sympa Menu

grouper-dev - [grouper-dev] Different attribute that are the same for AD

Subject: Grouper Developers Forum

List archive

[grouper-dev] Different attribute that are the same for AD

Chronological Thread 
  • From: Gagné Sébastien <>
  • To: <>
  • Subject: [grouper-dev] Different attribute that are the same for AD
  • Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2013 14:23:04 -0500


A few weeks back I sent an email about AD thinking accent character are the same as their non-accented form and that cause an error in the sync. I found another use case that should be more plausible for an english crowd : upper vs lower-case


Here is a use case using the “description” attribute :

1-      A course is created using the description “MASTERS DEGREE”

2-      Our loader creates a group with the description “MASTERS DEGREE”

3-      The group is synched in Active directory with description = MASTERS DEGREE

4-      2 days later, the teacher sees the all caps title and changes it to “Masters Degree”

5-      Grouper updates the description to “Masters Degree”

6-      The PSP sees the difference (changelog or bulk) and tries to change “MASTERS DEGREE” to “Masters Degree”

7-      Active Directory throws an exception saying it’s the same value (LDAP: error code 20 (ATT_OR_VALUE_EXISTS))


This wouldn’t happen if another letter was added or changed. Do you think something can be done about it ? I have trouble seeing what could be done…



Sébastien Gagné,     | Analyste en informatique

514-343-6111 x33844  | Université de Montréal,

                     | Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, local X-100-11


Archive powered by MHonArc 2.6.16.

Top of Page