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PeoplePicker PickerEntity Key is null for AD Group

Jul 29, 2014 at 9:33 PM

I use LDADCP for AD users and AD group. While AD users are resolved perfectly, AD groups are only partially resolved. Capturing the network traffic when using the people picker, I have seen the markup <Entity Key="..." Description=".." etc>. This should probably correspond to the PickerEntity class. For AD users the entity key has the claim encoded value, but for the AD groups the key is always empty. The key is the only part that is empty I have seen the expected values in isResolved, Description and other properties for a AD group. As a result, I can search for AD groups, but I can not add them as the "users/groups" textbox always blanks out when I try to add them. Any ideas why SharePoint refuses to encode group claims?
Jul 31, 2014 at 12:30 PM
you should monitor ULS logs and filter on Area/Product "LDAPCP". You'll see the requests sent to LDAP server, and the details of each permission created, that should help you to understand the problem.