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From Kiran Ayyagari <>
Subject Re: [ApacheDS] Trigger in ApacheDS
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 16:11:08 GMT
On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM, Juan Pablo Sotelo <> wrote:
> Hello everybody,
>                           sorry for the insistent question,
but I want to
> know if this feature is real (I am talking about triggers), if this feature
> is currently working on the latest version of apacheDS (I read in a forum
> that is not, need confirmation)?. And if you can, give me some advices about
> how to syncrhonize the apacheDS with a DB??
> I really want to use ApacheDS on my company but I need to solve this
> "problem". I hope you give me a hand.
the only other better way that I can suggest is to write an implementation of
DirectoryListener [1] and add it to DirectoryService by calling

This way you get notified of all the event as soon as they happen
matching the provided criteria.

Another issue after implementing this is to register this listener,
for that you can write a no-op interceptor
and use its init() method to register the listener.

Another reason I suggest you to use the above said mechanism is
interceptors work in a blocking mode
where as event listeners process each change in a separate thread

And finally, I would strongly suggest to use the latest milestone
version 2.0.0-M6, it is way better


> Thanks
> OLD Question - unanswered ---------------------------------
> Hello everyone, I need to know about triggers and SPs in ApacheDS in order
> to implement this features at work. I need them in order to create a trigger
> in order to synchronize a table that we have in an Oracle DB. I already
> created a trigger in the other way (Oracle to ldap) But I need two ways.
> After reading all the documentation that I found on internet I still have
> doubts about this features.
> 1- It is a posibility to write an interceptor in order to intercept the add
> call (or DELETE OR MODIFY) and trigger an action in java?
> 2- In order to add/install our new interceptor:
>     a- Build the interceptor and generate a new jar.
>     b- Copy the jar file to APACHEDS_INSTALLDIR/lib/ext
>     c- ADd the interceptor to the server.xml file in
> APACHEDS_INSTALLDIR/conf/, fin the xml elements which list the interceptors.
> The easiest way to add a custom interceptor  is to add a Spring bean
> (namespace "s"). You may set configuration properties to the interceptros as
> well, if it supports some.
>     <interceptors>
>     <normalizationInterceptor/>
>     <s:bean
> class=3D"
> ceptor">
>     <s:property name=3D"hashAlgorithm" value=3D"MD5" />
>     </s:bean>
>     <authenticationInterceptor/>
>     <referralInterceptor/>
>     <aciAuthorizationInterceptor/>
>     <defaultAuthorizationInterceptor/>
>     <exceptionInterceptor/>
>     <operationalAttributeInterceptor/>
>     ...
>     </interceptors>
> 3- In the documentation (ApacheDS Advanced User Guide v1.5.8-SNAPSHOT) I
> read information about triggers and store procedures. The information is
> incomplete, and I didnt understand well how to implement the triggers. In
> one part of the trigger section I found this:
> AFTER ADD CALL "Logger.logAddOperation"
> ($entry,$attributes,$operationPrincipal);
> or
> AFTER Delete CALL =93com.example.ldap.util.sp.BackupTools:backupDeletedEntr=
> y=94
> ( $ldapContext =93ou=3Dbackup,ou=3Dsystem=94, $name, $deletedEntry );
>     a- Where I should add the line in order to create the trigger? DO I
> have to add that line in one attribute? Which one and how?
>     b- Do I have to follow same steps like to build an interceptor in order
> to build the trigger?
>     c- Same with SPs?
> 4- Can you provide me a full detail document about triggeres or SPs (maybe
> an example or tutorial with the implementation). Perhaps new documentation.
> I know that there is a new version of APacheDS, but I couldnt find
> documentation for this version. In fact the documentation in the Apache page
> is not complete. So this is why I came to you guys:)
> 5- While searching I found this two messages in (
> )
>     a- " You also write that stored procedures are currently highly
> experimental.  Does it mean that the code is partly there, but is not used?
> Are stored  procedures not implemented, yet, or is there another api that I
> can use? Thanks"
>     b- "SPs were in fact working a while back but heavy refactoring and
> changes in  the server broke the code. Before going forward on this feature
> we're  trying to erect a MVCC layer to handle internal local transactions
> properly  to maintain consistency and isolation across the changes induced
> by the  action of a SP. Furthermore we're redesigning the server to leverage
> OSGi  for plugability and this is will obviously impact how SPs are
> deployed.  These changes will take some time but it will be operational in a
> more robust, easy to use and dependable wail."
>   After reading this I have this doubt "SPs and Triggers are currently
> working or supported? or is going to be a feature in the next versions? What
> about ApacheDS 1.57 (this is the version that I am using.)??"
> 6- Do you know a better way to synchronize LDAP with an Orable DB in
> ApacheDS?.
> 7- I know you told me that I should use persistent search to get the
> notifications, but as my point of view this will be an external solution, am
> I wrong?
> Thanks in advance for your time
> OLD Question - unanswered ---------------------------------

Kiran Ayyagari

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