On 06/22/2012 12:28 PM, Stephen Ingram wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 6:25 AM, Dmitri Pal <d...@redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 06/22/2012 01:57 AM, Stephen Ingram wrote:
>>> 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
>> Thank you for the ticket.
>> I think it would be OK to attach existing patch anyways for now.
>> What are your plans regarding upgrading to 2.2 and rebasing the patches?
> I see that RHEL 6.3 was released yesterday so we will start testing
> 2.2 soon. Once we upgrade, I'll rebase patches to 2.2 and attach to
> existing ticket. Is this something that might be included at some
> point?
> Steve
In general yes, but devil is in details.

Thank you,
Dmitri Pal

Sr. Engineering Manager IPA project,
Red Hat Inc.

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