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From "Alex Karasulu" <akaras...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Web Based Control; OpenDS Control Center
Date Sun, 03 Jun 2007 15:09:45 GMT
I agree with Emmanuel.  Once we have the configuration in the DIT
administrators (these guys don't like UIs) will just use LDAP to configure
the server.  Those needing a UI can use Studio to do the job.   RCP is way
more preferrable than using a web UI in my opinion.

Alex

On 6/3/07, Emmanuel Lecharny <elecharny@apache.org> wrote:
>
> Ersin Er a écrit :
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > We need some sort of Web based configuration at some point. Although
> > Configuration in DIT is cool, some tasks are better handled with a Web
> > based UI. Here is a mock of OpenDS Web Control Center:
> >
> > https://opends.dev.java.net/nonav/public/docs/ui-docs/mockups/html/
> >
> > It looks like SunDS's current DSCC application.
> >
> Well, I think this is not the way we should go.
>
> Web based configuration is obviously attractive, but this is only about
> presentation. We have Apache Directory Studio which gives a much better
> UI than any web UI. What we only need is to add some HTTP connector to
> the server, and this is something we almost have, with Jetty integrated
> into ADS, with the DSML codec. Using those elements will allow us to
> have a better UI, without spending months building a specific WebApp
> with all the burden it carries (new port declaration, installing a web
> application beside the server, etc).
>
> Also, I don't think that having a Web based configuration tool is
> opposed to have all the configuratuon stored in the DIT.
>
> The main problem we currently have rightnow is that our configuration is
> file based, and this is the main issue, IMHO.
>
> wdyt ?
>
> Emmanuel
>

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