#8 simplifying multiple attribute additions

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nobody
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2007-06-06
2007-03-29
morgajel
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as seen in #luma on freenode and luma-users!

The issue is this- we've seen up an ldap system something like this:

OU=clusters, dc=foo,dc=com
cn=redhat_machines
cn=centos_machines
cn=ldapified_machines
cn=devel_machines

Each of those cluster entries is a groupOfNames object, each containing a list
of members, such as
cn=ldap01.foo.com,ou=Hosts,dc=foo,dc=com
cn=ldap02.foo.com,ou=Hosts,dc=foo,dc=com

the problem comes when I create a new cluster, such as cn=qa_machines
and I have to input 20 or more servers like:
cn=qa1.subdomain.foo.com,ou=Hosts,dc=foo,dc=com
cn=qa1.otherdomain.foo.com,ou=Hosts,dc=foo,dc=com

Each one involves me clicking the add attribute star at the top, cycling
through the dropdown to members, hitting ok, then hitting the edit button on
the newly created field, and entering in the data. This is ok for one or two
entries, but any more and it's a pain.

It occurred to me- if a member already exists, why not add a new icon to the
base display- I'm thinking of something along the lines of putting a + right
next to members (or whatever field happens to allow multiple values.)
Clicking the + would automatically create a new entry on the main display
without the need of clicking the "Add attribute" star at the top and going
through that dialog.

The end result is it would make luma quicker to use on day to day management
of this system. It would be useful when adding new users to a group, new cn's
to an ipHost, hosts or commands to a sudoers entry, etc.

Does this sound feasible?

Discussion

  • morgajel

    morgajel - 2007-06-06
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  • Andreas Hasenack

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    gq has a similar interface to what you describe

     
  • Andreas Hasenack

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    gq has a similar interface to what you describe, plus in-place editing

     

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