This editor is used to show, edit or create Novell backlink attribute values. This LDAP attribute syntax is used quite exclusively in Novell eDirectory environments for the attribute which is called backLink: A backLink value consists of a string and a distinguished name value. These sub-values are historically called RemoteID and Object. These value names had been chosen by Novell because this attributes contains the set of servers that store an external reference to an associated object.
In the top area of this dialog, you see the distinguished name and type icon for the object whose attribute your are editing. In the line beneath, the attribute name is shown.
There are several dialog controls for the different sub-values:
This the numeric value which is a sub part of a Novell timestamp attribute. You can enter any number here.
This a distinguished name which is part of an backlink attribute. The Object text box can be used to enter a distinguished name directly - or you use the Browse button and choose an object from a object select browser.
The text box for the distinguished name has also the ability to quick-search objects when you enter names are parts of names which can be used to find them.
When the Check Names button is active, you just have to enter a string and LEX will automatically search for directory objects which match to this string. If more than one objects match to the search string, then an additional dialog lets you choose the object from a list:
The search for this objects is done with the same criteria as in the simple search function when you use the Directory Search dialog. If you chose the object from the list, or if you entered directly the full distinguished name of an object, then LEX realizes that the string in the text box is a real DN, it is underline to show that LEX matches this information internally. If the Check Names button is inactive, you can always try to resolve the string you entered into an objects DN by pressing F5.
If you want to see the distinguished name in the text box in a shorter, more readable form, you can activate the Show friendly object names button . This is the same feature which is used also in the LEX main windows object list.
If you opened a Novell object ACL attribute with this editor dialog, you can also display and edit the data in it's basic form if you want: Just press on the Raw label in the bottom left corner of the dialog. The editor is switched to an text editor then:
The Novell backlink attribute syntax describes basically a string value which consists of a numeric value and a string value. Novell calls this syntax a 'tagged name' string:
<numeric string> # <distinguished name>
The Novell backlink editor is used whenever LEX has valid schema information and detects the following official attribute syntax: