I agree with you that AD is wrong on this.
I believe that CN is a multivalued attribute (at least in FDS). So, if
it's any help, you could have unique CNs that are used in the entries'
DNs, and optionally have additional CNs that may not be unique.
dn: cn=Kristín Jónsdóttir_00,ou=people,dc=example,dc=edu
cn: Kristín Jónsdóttir_00
cn: Kristín Jónsdóttir
The "_00" unique suffix is just an example, you could use whatever you
like of course.
Elías Halldór Ágústsson wrote:
We are experimenting with Fedora Directory Server and trying to sync
it to AD.
Setting up SSL for both and initiating sync was successful.
However, it seems that DN in AD is constructed from the CN, which is
the full name. However, that's neigh impossible, since DN has a unique
constraint, but full names are seldom unique, and particularly not
here in Iceland. For example, my organization has at least 10 people
called "Kristín Jónsdóttir".
I regard AD as broken by design in this regard. My question is, can
this be fixed? What would be the right way to approach this problem?