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From m_kk <>
Subject Re: Synchronizing with Active directory on windows 2003 machine
Date Mon, 24 Dec 2007 14:00:48 GMT

Emmanuel Lecharny-3 wrote:
> Howard Chu wrote:
>> Marc Boorshtein wrote:
>>>>> I was wondering if there is a method to synchronize the the 
>>>>> existing Active
>>>>> directory of our company on windows 2003 server to Apache Directory 
>>>>> ? .
>>>> You can write a script which export data from AD and import them to ADS
>>>> automatically. Or use a Virtual Directory to do the job.
>>>>> If there is then can any one help me determine how is it possible.
>>>> Somebody else ? I have no easy clue here ...
>>> Why are you trying to sync AD 2003 into ApacheDS (or any directory for
>>> that matter)?  AD can be accessed via LDAP just like ApacheDS (though
>>> AD has its own, peculiarities).  If you need to integrate an
>>> application with AD but need to map attributes, transform data... then
>>> there is either MyVirtualDirectory or Penrose.  If you really want to
>>> synchronize the two you could use Penrose's sync engine or the free
>>> version of Sun's Identity Manager.
>>> The main issue you will see with
>>> syncing is you can't easily sync passwords from AD.
>> Hm, all you need is a listener for MS's password sync agent. It's a 
>> trivial protocol, trivial piece of code. (And of course, the sync 
>> agent must be installed on the AD side.)
> At this point, the real question is Marc's question : why do you need to 
> sync AD with any LDAP server ?
> To be more explicit, it's not 'is there any good reasons to do so?' but 
> much more 'What are your exact needs ?'
> -- 
> --
> cordialement, regards,
> Emmanuel L├ęcharny

Well the reason is we want to replicate the user information in the AD in
our own database through Apache DS.  I don't need to sync  the password I
only need to sync the username and the group information of the user.

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