Sometimes you might know what you want to find, but not the ID of the entity, or the Name of the group. That’s where the search mode comes in. This new capability is implemented by default by the bleve project.
The search indexes are updated on any insert of an object or an update to an existing one. Search temporarily breaks protodb clustering capabilities, but this will be resolved by the next release. The practical upshot of the change though is that the way is now clear for an RPC to search the NetAuth server. Actually adding this search API though will have to wait until some other cleanup work is done first.