Overview #

An alias is a special type of LDAP Entry that references another entry in the server, much like a symbolic link in a UNIX filesystem.

It should include the "alias" object class and the aliasedObjectName attribute with a value equal to the DN of the entry that it references.

Note that aliases are an optional part of the LDAPv3 protocol, and not all LDAP Server Implementations currently support alias.

Dereference Policy #

The Search Request includes an element that specifies the Dereference Policy that should be used when aliases are encountered.

ObjectClass Type Definition#

The ObjectClass Type is defined as:

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