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Chef Server support for LDAP nested groups in group_dn

This has previously been captured in

The ldap['group_dn'] is used to set the distinguished name for a group (see documentation
For example, for:
we have:
ldap['group_dn'] = 'CN=abcxyz,OU=users,DC=company,DC=com'

Is it also possible to authorize more than two different groups?
For example, for:
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  • Sep 1 2020
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  • Guest commented
    15 Apr, 2021 05:28pm

    This would be very helpful for several clients, many of which have been through M&A or have coprorate divisions within AD that cause connection far up in the directory tree to reach a common group dn. Allowing multiple group DNs via an array, woudl allow for the search to be conducted at a potentially much lower lefvel in the directory tree.