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From Jim Yang <>
Subject Re: SQL-to-LDAP backend? (was Re: [OT?] user list)
Date Thu, 15 Jun 2006 16:51:46 GMT
Hi Kristin,

Check out Penrose lets you "map" any  
JDBC source and present it as an LDAP server.


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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