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From "Alex Karasulu" <akaras...@apache.org>
Subject Re: DS 1.5.2, JNDI & CoreContextFactory
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2008 14:35:28 GMT
Simon,

We intend to remove all of JNDI so these capabilities will no longer be
available.  You might have guessed that from the [BigBang] discussions.
There will eventually be a JNDI wrapper but it will not be like before.

Thoughts?

Alex

On Jan 4, 2008 5:32 AM, <Simon.Temple@saaconsultants.com> wrote:

>  Prior to 1.5.2 you could connect to an embedded directory instance using
> an environment hashtable of String values:
>
>  ContextFactory:*org.apache.directory.server.jndi.ServerContextFactory
> *ContextProviderURL:
> ContextSecurityAuthentication:*simple*
> ContextSecurityCredentials:*secret*
> ContextSecurityPrincipal:*uid=admin,ou=system*
>
> This hashtable could be bound into JNDI and used by other services.
>
> As of 1.5.2 we need:
>
> ContextFactory:*org.apache.directory.server.core.jndi.CoreContextFactory*
> ContextProviderURL:
> ContextSecurityAuthentication:*simple*
> ContextSecurityCredentials:*secret*
> ContextSecurityPrincipal:*uid=admin,ou=system*
> org.apache.directory.server.core.DirectoryService:*<DirectoryService
> Instance>*
>
> First Point:      We can no longer bind this into JNDI as
> DefaultDirectoryService is not serializable.
>
> Second Point:  We can no longer specify these attributes via a
> jndi.properties file (see javadoc on InitialContext)
>
> If the intention was to allow the selection of a specific instance of an
> embedded DirectoryService you could use the instanceId... maybe passed via
> the ContextProviderURL attribute?
>
>     ContextProviderURL: *java://MyDirectory*
>
> CoreContextFactory would then have to find the service instance using the
> given name (or null if instanceId was not given)
>
> The requirements of the 1.5.2 CoreContextFactory seems to break the JNDI
> API usage model and has broken our implementation.
>
> Any and all comment appreciated.  :-)
>
> - SimonT
>

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