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From "Marc Boorshtein" <>
Subject Re: SQL-to-LDAP backend? (was Re: [OT?] user list)
Date Thu, 15 Jun 2006 18:33:35 GMT
if all you care about is users the task should be fairly straight
forward with a flat DIT with all the users under a single ou or dc or
something like that.  Is the password already in the directory?

On 6/15/06, Kristian Rink <> wrote:
> Hello Jim, Marc, all;
> at first, thanks loads for your hints, much appreciated! :) Right now, I
> am getting my feet wet playing around with Penrose - good thing about it
> as I have seen so far is that it's both Open-Source _and_ easy to handle
> (which is good since I'm not the only one who will have to maintain the
> final solution).
> On the other side, I don't think that the DIT will be _that_ complex in
> the end. LDAP is thought to export the users stored inside the DMS
> software since we need to have external services (FTP, HTTP/WebDAV, ...)
> doing authentication against those user information and the DMS itself
> doesn't provide any interface of doing that directly (so I have to
> follow the way of somehow manually messing around with its database).
> So, the directory itself will not really need to have a complex
> structure, all that is required is to make our FTP and HTTP server find
> the user account informations. What sort of approach would I have to
> choose in order to make up a custom backend doing that (forgive me if
> this is asking for something obvious - I'm just slowly getting into the
> depths of apacheds ...).
> Anyhow, thanks loads for your help!
> Cheers,
> Kris
> Marc Boorshtein schrieb:
> > 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

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