DS 7.4.1

Delete

Examples in this documentation depend on features activated in the ds-evaluation setup profile. For details, refer to Learn about the evaluation setup profile.

The code samples demonstrate how to contact the server over HTTPS using the deployment CA certificate. Before trying the samples, generate the CA certificate in PEM format from the server deployment ID and password:

$ dskeymgr \
 export-ca-cert \
 --deploymentId $DEPLOYMENT_ID \
 --deploymentIdPassword password \
 --outputFile ca-cert.pem

Delete a resource

Use HTTP DELETE on the resource URL. HDAP returns the resource you deleted:

$ curl \
 --request DELETE \
 --cacert ca-cert.pem \
 --user dc=com/dc=example/ou=People/uid=kvaughan:bribery \
 --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
 'https://localhost:8443/hdap/dc=com/dc=example/ou=People/uid=newuser?_prettyPrint=true'
{
  "_id" : "dc=com/dc=example/ou=People/uid=newuser",
  "objectClass" : [ "person", "inetOrgPerson", "organizationalPerson", "top" ],
  "cn" : [ "New User" ],
  "givenName" : [ "New" ],
  "mail" : [ "newuser@example.com" ],
  "manager" : [ "dc=com/dc=example/ou=People/uid=bjensen" ],
  "sn" : [ "User" ],
  "telephoneNumber" : [ "+1 408 555 1212" ],
  "uid" : [ "newuser" ]
}

Delete a specific revision

To delete a resource only if the resource matches a particular version, use an If-Match: <revision> header:

$ export REVISION=$(cut -d \" -f 8 <(curl \
 --get \
 --cacert ca-cert.pem \
 --user dc=com/dc=example/ou=People/uid=kvaughan:bribery \
 --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
 --data '_fields=_rev' \
 --silent \
'https://localhost:8443/hdap/dc=com/dc=example/ou=People/uid=newuser'))

$ curl \
 --request DELETE \
 --cacert ca-cert.pem \
 --user dc=com/dc=example/ou=People/uid=kvaughan:bribery \
 --header "If-Match: $REVISION" \
 'https://localhost:8443/hdap/dc=com/dc=example/ou=People/uid=newuser?_prettyPrint=true'
{
  "_id" : "dc=com/dc=example/ou=People/uid=newuser",
  "objectClass" : [ "person", "inetOrgPerson", "organizationalPerson", "top" ],
  "cn" : [ "New User" ],
  "givenName" : [ "New" ],
  "mail" : [ "newuser@example.com" ],
  "manager" : [ "dc=com/dc=example/ou=People/uid=bjensen" ],
  "sn" : [ "User" ],
  "telephoneNumber" : [ "+1 408 555 1212" ],
  "uid" : [ "newuser" ]
}

Delete a subtree

  • Only users granted access to perform a subtree delete can remove a resource with children.

  • This can be a resource-intensive operation.

    The resources required to remove a branch depend on the number of LDAP entries to delete.

To delete a resource and all of its children, follow these high-level steps:

  • When configuring the gateway, make sure "useSubtreeDelete": "true" (default).

  • Grant the user access to the subtree delete control:

    $ dsconfig \
     set-access-control-handler-prop \
     --hostname localhost \
     --port 4444 \
     --bindDN uid=admin \
     --bindPassword password \
     --add global-aci:"(targetcontrol=\"SubtreeDelete\")(version 3.0; acl \"Allow Subtree Delete\"; allow(read) userdn=\"ldap:///uid=kvaughan,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com\";)" \
     --usePkcs12TrustStore /path/to/opendj/config/keystore \
     --trustStorePassword:file /path/to/opendj/config/keystore.pin \
     --no-prompt
  • Delete the base resource as a user with access to perform a subtree delete.

    Include the subtreeDelete=true query string parameter in the delete request.

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