We have a requirement to crawl a Novell file system. Is it possible to retrieve access control information and which crawler would we use (or have to build a specific crawler)?
Does the Unix file system crawler support retrieval of access control information from Unix file systems?
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Pinned topic Crawling secure Novell file systems - security tokens available?
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Re: Crawling secure Novell file systems - security tokens available?2006-02-16T00:55:43Z in response to SystemAdminOmniFind does not support Novell file system, unless it is accessible via the standard win32 API for filesystem access which the Windows filesystem crawler uses. I don't think that is the case however.
You might have to build a custom crawler using OmniFind's SIAPI. This article is an introduction to SIAPI:
In particular, read the paragraphs "Add Documents" and "Remove Documents". The method Document.setACL() is used to set Access Constrol Lists for a given document. Note that only "positive" ACLs are allowed, negative ACLs (deny/exclude) cannot be expressed using this mechanism.
The Unix filesystem crawler does not support retrieval of access control information at this point.
Re: Crawling secure Novell file systems - security tokens available?2006-10-11T17:32:41Z in response to SystemAdminWe now have a solution available for secure search on Novell file systems. It's based on using the standard Windows crawler plus the Windows Novell client. It then uses the NDap beans to extract the security tokens for the Novell documents.
If you're still interested, let me know...