On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Dmitri Pal <d...@redhat.com> wrote:
> On 06/21/2012 05:44 PM, Stephen Ingram wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM, James James <jre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi everybody,
>>>
>>> Is it possible to have a procedure to add new attributes like
>>> mailAlternateAddress in the default user schema ?
>>
>> That particular attribute is included in the schema
>> (objectclass=mailRecipient) so it is easy to add using the ipa
>> user-mod --addattr command. I then followed Adam Young's instructions
>> to change the interface such that we could view/edit the new attribute
>> in the UI:
>>
>> 1. Edit the /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ipalib/plugins/user.py to
>> include the new field
>> 2. Add an entry to /usr/share/ipa/ui/user.js for the new value
>> 3. Don't forget to restart httpd and refresh your browser cache to
>> pick up the new fields
>>
>> We needed that instead of using the multi-valued mail attribute
>> because there are circumstances where we need to differentiate between
>> the "master" email address and aliases. It's easy to add though and
>> works great. I certainly wouldn't want to be in the position of adding
>> lots of attributes not already included in IPA, but a one or two-off
>> seems pretty reasonable to manage.
>>
>> I don't know if it's still in the I'm sure *very* future plans for
>> IPA, but I remember seeing some application (MTA, mail store) support
>> mentioned at one time. These sorts of attributes might be nice to have
>> if and when that happens.
>>
>> Steve
> Is there any chance you can submit what you have done in the form of a
> ticket with attached patches?

As I have not upgraded to 2.2 yet, I had to patch against 2.1.4. Ticket is 2863.

Steve

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