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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: Building an LDAP server is not an easy task (was: Re: [ApacheDS Webapps] Use Cases)
Date Thu, 24 May 2007 21:39:29 GMT
Jim Yang a écrit :

> It is definitely possible using ApacheDS, but you have implement your
> extension using ApacheDS interceptor. What you mentioned  is a well
> known concept called virtual directory. If you have the resources to
> implement this, I would recommend that you do implement it. That would
> be a great addition to ApacheDS.  If you don't want to write the code
> yourself, you can try to google it to see if there is an open source
> virtual directory  implementation out there.

Jim, I would appreciate a lot, as the Chairman of this project, that you 
don't use this mailing list to promote your own product. You can 
perfectly reply privatly to Eric and told him about it, but please keep 
this ML Apache Directory Server focused. Your last sentence is totally 
out of scope.

Apache is *not* a commercial entity.


> On 5/24/07, Eric J. Christeson <> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 04:42:09PM -0400, Mark Swanson wrote:
>> >  I'd like to chime in and say that the existing architecture 
>> enabled me to
>> >  implement a form of triggers, stored procs, dynamic views, and a 
>> new way of
>> >  handling indexes.  Also, thanks to the flexibility of the design I 
>> was able
>> I'm interested in how easy/difficult this was.  We're looking at a 
>> project
>> which would present an LDAP interface to an SQL database backend.  
>> Without
>> getting into too much detail, the idea is that we want to present an 
>> interface to an SQL database backend that contains identity 
>> information.  The
>> LDAP interface will allow authorized admins to update information on
>> identities they are responsible for with familiar tools, while the SQL
>> backend is desirable for updating from our authoritative source.
>> I've been looking at writing a backend for OpenLDAP, but upon seeing
>> your message, ApacheDS might be a better alternative.
>> Thanks,
>> ERic
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