Just tested again, and this is still baffling:

* Create a stage user with the right data, works fine, can be edited.
* Enable that user, and now the two fields ('manager' and
'employeeType') appear to have bogus data in the UI, and I cannot save
the page without changing them to something else.
* Once that user is saved, the "Employee Information" facet moves to
the right side of the page, and now shows not only the current data in
the manager drop down but also the other choices (uids).  Change the
value of manager and employeetype back to what they were previously
and it saves.
* An ldapsearch run when the user is first created (as the directory
manager), and after having two edits (one to change the values to
something else to let the webui save them, and one to change them back
to what they should be and were the first time) produce completely
identical results.
* The output of "ipa user-show <uid> --all --raw" is also identical at
those same steps.

So something, somewhere, is being saved in a way that prevents the
webui from displaying them properly, that gets fixed when those values
are manually changed via the webui.

On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 2:44 PM, Steve Huston
<hus...@astro.princeton.edu> wrote:
> Even more interesting...
>
> I tried to modify one of the records that was not displaying properly
> in the "active users" group, and sure enough the webui complained that
> the "Requested By" (relabeled "manager") field was not filled in since
> it was blank.  It also, however, complained that the "User tier"
> (relabeled "employeetype") was incorrect, even though it showed the
> label associated with the value 1.  I clicked the search drop-down for
> manager, typed in my own uid, and even though everything had been
> blank in the drop down before now my uid showed up.  I clicked on it,
> and my uid was now in the manager field.  I then clicked the drop down
> for employeetype, and chose one of the other options.  I was now able
> to save the changes to the record.
>
> Upon reloading the page, the "Employee Information" facet now shoed up
> on the right side bottom, instead of the left side bottom where it was
> appearing.  I was also now able to change the drop-down fields for
> manager and employeetype to another value, and save them, and they
> worked fine even filling in all the data that should have been there.
> This almost seemed like the data being returned by the server was
> flawed somehow, and confusing the webui, but once it was forced to
> have the right data and re-saved it worked fine subsequently.
>
> I looked at the output of "ipa user-show <uid> --all --raw" both
> before and after making such changes on a user, and can detect no
> difference between them.
>
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 1:14 PM, Alexander Bokovoy <aboko...@redhat.com> 
> wrote:
>> On to, 19 tammi 2017, Steve Huston wrote:
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 11:16 AM, Alexander Bokovoy <aboko...@redhat.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> In short, FreeIPA 4.2 -> 4.4 change was by splitting server and client
>>>> side plugins into different paths (ipaserver/plugins and
>>>> ipaclient/plugins instead of being common in ipalib/plugins). The client
>>>> code was also changed to always read metadata about API from the server
>>>> side. This means the client can adopt to any server version that
>>>> supports API metadata.
>>>
>>>
>>> Right, and I think that the most of the plugin I had belongs
>>> server-side; in fact, that's where I migrated it to, and things work
>>> fine.  I haven't tested if I can change those values with the cli, but
>>> I'm less concerned about that at the moment.
>>>
>>>> In my sample external plugin you referenced above you can see that I
>>>> have client-side change that replaces an input string by a file
>>>> reference so that a file can supplied instead of typing the content of
>>>> the file on the command line. This is one of most used patterns for
>>>> client side plugins.
>>>
>>>
>>> In this case, my biggest problem is with the web UI.  The 'manager'
>>> drop down (which I have renamed through the UI plugins to "Requested
>>> By" to show what user requested and is responsible for this account)
>>> works fine in the 'add/modify stageuser' context, but not at all in
>>> the adduser/moduser context, and I can't seem to find out why.
>>
>> I'll defer answer for this to our web UI wizards but they would need to
>> see your code to help, I'd guess.
>>
>> --
>> / Alexander Bokovoy
>
>
>
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    (267) 793-0852      | headlong into mystery."  -Rush, 'Cygnus X-1'

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