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From Alex Karasulu <aok...@bellsouth.net>
Subject Re: Can ApacheDS serve as a Virtual Directory with a RDB back-end (without
Date Mon, 09 Oct 2006 23:06:06 GMT

> 
> From: Steven Peterson <speterson@listpilot.com>
> Date: 2006/10/09 Mon PM 02:13:13 EDT
> To: dev@directory.apache.org
> Subject: Can ApacheDS serve as a Virtual Directory with a RDB back-end (without
>  customization)?
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> I apologize if this is not the place to ask this question, but I could 
> not find an Apache DS 'users' list.

No problem at all.

> I need an LDAP interface to a relational database.  I am working with a 
> package that can speak to any LDAP server but not to a relational 
> database.  However, all the data is maintained in a relational 
> database.  So my thought is to find an LDAP server that I can plug into 
> the database at the back-end.  It can be read-only.  Can I use ApacheDS 
> for this?

You could write your own partition implementation for ApacheDS but a few folks have already
implemented a virtual directory using ApacheDS.  Penrose is a virtual directory built on top
of ApacheDS.  Here's a link to it:

http://penrose.apache.org

HTH,
Alex



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