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From "Marc Boorshtein" <mboorsht...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: SQL-to-LDAP backend? (was Re: [OT?] user list)
Date Thu, 15 Jun 2006 17:53:33 GMT
In addition to penrose there are other commercial solutions from
Oracle, Radiant Logic and MaxWare.  How complex is your DIT?  If you
have just a flat DIT and a fairly good mindset you could probably
cobble something together with just apacheds and a custom backend.

Marc

On 6/15/06, Jim Yang <jimyang@safehaus.org> wrote:
> Hi Kristin,
>
> Check out http://penrose.safehaus.org. Penrose lets you "map" any
> JDBC source and present it as an LDAP server.
>
> yy
>
> On Jun 15, 2006, at 7:22 AM, Kristian Rink wrote:
>
> >
> > Hello Ersin, list;
> >
> > ... and at first thanks for the reply.
> >
> > Ersin Er schrieb:
> >
> >> We do not yet have a users list so any question is fine here.
> >
> >
> > Okay, here's my "problem": I'm in the process of evaluating several
> > LDAP-based directory servers in order to get our user management
> > unified. Most of our user data currently is stored within a relational
> > database (more exactly, within a database structure created by some
> > document management system), and until I managed building a wholly new
> > infrastructure including tools and everything, I'd like to expose
> > those
> > information (at least read-only) using LDAP.
> >
> > Recently I looked at OpenLDAP and discovered that there is a solution
> > named slapd-sql which allows for making arbitrary data out of an SQL
> > capable relational database available as LDAP objects, given that
> > there
> > is a meaningful configuration of SQL queries to fetch the actual data
> > when needed.
> >
> > For several reasons I dislike OpenLDAP, and since I'm more a Java
> > person
> > anyhow, I wonder if there's a way to do something similar using Apache
> > DS? Can I make the server connect to some database, say, using a JDBC
> > driver, to then "map" an LDAP hierarchy to a relational database? Has
> > anyone tried something like that before? Any hints on that?
> >
> >
> > Thanks in advance and bye,
> > Kris
>
>

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