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MS Windows AD Objects change objectClass

kmuellercm
Explorer

I have a unique situation where some of my users have a slightly different objectClass than usual and I'm trying to find a way to mask that so the default searches in the MS AD Objects app work properly

Basically the users are being parsed as objectClass="top|otherClass|person|organizationalPerson|user"

I want to selectively remote otherClass using a transform or props stanza but i'm unable to do so. I've tried the following on the indexer in the windows TA application:
transforms.conf:
[msad_fix_objectClass]
SOURCE_KEY = _raw
REGEX = (?ms).objectClass=(top|)(?:otherClass|)(person|organizationalPerson|user).
FORMAT = objectClass::"$1$2"

props.conf
[ActiveDirectory]
TRANSFORMS-objectClass = msad_fix_objectClass

But it's not working properly. Anyone have ideas?

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kmuellercm
Explorer

Oh I answered my own question....

I was going about it incorrectly, I needed to use SEDCMD rather than a transform. SEDCMD is also way easier and more straightforward but took a bit to get the syntax correct.

The pipe's in the input were throwing me off, needed to escape them with a backslash

replace top|otherClass|
with just top|
in all locations in the event (g)

s/top\|otherClass\|/top\|/g

Be sure you understand that this applies to _raw so make sure your match is specific and only ever matches that string. this is why i made sure to include the top| parameter. hopefully these don't move around arbitrarily 🙂

props.conf (on the indexer and search head--honestly not sure which worked)

[ActiveDirectory]
SEDCMD-fixObjectClass = s/top\|otherClass\|/top\|/g
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