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I-D ACTION:draft-haripriya-ldapext-entryselect-00.txt



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	Title		: EntrySelection control for LDAP modify and delete 
                          operations on multiple entries
	Author(s)	: S. Haripriya
	Filename	: draft-haripriya-ldapext-entryselect-00.txt
	Pages		: 10
	Date		: 07-Aug-00
	
This document defines an LDAPv3 control that can select multiple
entries in a subtree of a container entry for modification or
deletion.  This control extends the scope of the LDAPv3 modify and
delete operations as defined in [RFC 2251]. This control is useful
for modifying or deleting multiple entries on the basis of a
single selection criterion.  This may be useful for maintenance of
an LDAP directory having a large number of objects.
Example of Usage - This control can be used by client applications
who have the need to modify or delete a large number of entries in
an LDAP directory based on a selection criterion. One example of
such a usage is when two departments in an organization merge. In
this case the 'department' name or number given to a number of
employees need to change, and all the employees in a given
department are to be assigned the new 'department'. Here the
EntrySelection control can be used to select the entries to be
modified based on the 'department' value, and the modify operation
can change the 'department' value for all the selected entries to
the given value.

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