Crowd Directory - Group Configuration with multiple OUs - syntax

Andrei [errno] Community Champion May 15, 2013

what would be the correct syntax for the situation like:

base DN:


would want to include groups from both:

OU=Global Groups,OU=Global,DC=example,DC=com
OU=E-mail Distribution Lists,OU=Email Resources,DC=example,DC=com

my current Group Object Filter (filters out curly braces - a bug in Confluence 5.1.2):


I understand I could create 2 directories, but my gut feeling tells me there should be a better way...

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Should be

(&(objectCategory=Group)(!(CN=*{*}*))(|(OU=Global Groups)(OU=E-mail Distribution Lists)))

according to this.

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Andrei [errno] Community Champion May 15, 2013

i hoped this would work - but it returns "No results were found from your search." thanks

You may try the example here:


Or you can use a different approch like using the infomation of another attribute to "mark" the groups you want to retrieve in your filter. i.e.:


I hope this helps.


Andrei [errno] Community Champion May 16, 2013

thank you - have found this page as well and as Philip Parkinson writes - MS ActiveDirectory might be not willing to play by the rules and does not filter groups correctly... will keep digging


(&(objectClass=group)(ou:dn:=Email Resources))

=> "no results were found"

(&(objectCategory=Group)) itself should have return all the groups within both OUs. Did you want to only include certain specific groups from both OUs?


Have you found a solution yet?

Andrei [errno] Community Champion Oct 14, 2013

no... I had to create 2 directories, which is a pain to maintain, but it works

Is there any update on support for this?

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