On 09/16/2011 10:25 AM, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Sep 2011, JR Aquino wrote:
>> On Sep 16, 2011, at 4:41 AM, "Alexander Bokovoy" <aboko...@redhat.com> wrote:
>>> Can't we have a shortcut that allows to specify only name of the 
>>> managed entry and we will expand it to full DN? Current approach is 
>>> way error-prone for admins to accidently make a typo or two...
>> It may look intimidating via email, but the tool provides --list to 
>> show the exact line thats needed to copy past, it also does checks 
>> to prevent accidental typos.
>> The user isn't expected to know the full dn off the top of their 
>> head :)
>> The other nice thing is that the tool is not limited to only the 
>> stock FreeIPA managed entries, so it will also list, enable, and 
>> disable any custom user created managed entries, or future FreeIPA 
>> entries without modification.
> That is all fine but having *always* go through complete DN is simply 
> wrong from user experience perspective. If we can have helper shortcut 
> for most common cases for stock FreeIPA, we should do that.
> For example, if DN provided by user does not include = sign, treat it 
> as last component CN. That would already cover majority of cases.
+1. Should we have a helper function that works across all commands or
it is just limited to this commend?

Thank you,
Dmitri Pal

Sr. Engineering Manager IPA project,
Red Hat Inc.

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