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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject [announce][directory] Penrose Virtual Directory based on ApacheDS
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2005 18:26:39 GMT

A few Apache and Codehaus peeps including myself have gotten together to 
setup the Safehaus which just built and released Penrose.  Penrose is an 
Open Source Virtual Directory server based on our very own Apache 
Directory Server.  The project is hosted here at

What's a virtual directory you ask?  Well its a directory (LDAP server) 
where the entries really are not stored in the directory.  The data is 
pulled on the fly from different places.  A VD is used frequently to 
integrate identity (Ent. Id. Mgmt.) and can be used in general for 

Here's a snipet from TSS about this (first) release:

Penrose <> is a virtual directory server 
based on Apache Directory project. A Virtual Directory does not store 
any information itself, unlike other LDAP implementations. Requests 
received from LDAP client applications are processed by Penrose and 
passed on to the data source hosting the desired data. Penrose currently 
supports Active Directory, LDAP and a JDBC back-end.

    * Join Engine allows object transformation via BeanShell scripting
      (JSR 274).
    * Remote management via JMX (JSR 160)
    * Include Mapping Tool based on Eclipse 3.0 platform
    * Leverages Apache Directory Server as a protocol stack
    * Direct browsing of LDAP and RDBMS-based information to provide
      easy-to-use mapping.
    * Live preview of your virtual directory.


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