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From "Jim Yang" <>
Subject Re: Building an LDAP server is not an easy task (was: Re: [ApacheDS Webapps] Use Cases)
Date Thu, 24 May 2007 21:32:42 GMT
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.

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 LDAP
> 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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