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From Denis Cardon <denis.car...@tranquil-it-systems.fr>
Subject Re: [Feedback needed] ADS pros and cons ?
Date Wed, 23 Jan 2008 09:42:16 GMT
Hi Ossi,

> 1) we currently use ADS for experiments, we plan to replace MS Active 
> Directory Server with a more open LDAP Server

actually Active Directory is more than just a ldap server. It bundles a 
customified ldap server, a kerberos server, a dns server, and some ms 
rpc stuff. So apache directory server could not, by itself stands for an 
active directory replacement (unless the only thing you need is the ldap 
part).

Open source projects are getting close to a replacement of ActiveDS, and 
bundling ApacheDS + Samba4alpha3 + Bind/sdb_ldap should almost do the 
trick, however it is not yet very polished and might need some twicking.

Cheers,

Denis


> 
> 2) pros: open source, certified, stable, java
>    cons: documentation is not foolproof. in our company there
>      is no ldap specialist, only basic knowledge is there.
>      when we tried to synchronize MS Active Directory with
>      ADS the docs where too confusing (for us fools)
> 
>      documentation could show more examples
> 
> 3) dont eve know what i could do already. as with 2: we
>    need to sync different user stores into one directory
>    (LDAP, from MySql DB, from Oracle DB) and then
>    replicate / mirror this one
> 
>    i ve seen such features with penrose ldap solution
>    but i have not done an evaluation yet
> 
> 4) we are commercial, selling a java framework (rcp, webapps)
>    currently the plan is to use ADS for inhouse administration
>    and later integrate it into the our secure-server
> 
> 5) just go on please :)
> 
> 
> regards
> 
> ossi
> 
> 
> 
> Emmanuel Lecharny schrieb:
>> Hi !
>>
>> This is the very beginning of 2008, and we are all working hard to get a
>> 2.0 out in the next few months. At this point, we think it's a good
>> timing to get some feedback from you, users and developpers ! Here is a
>> short list of question you may answer, but this is very up to you. We
>> don't need names ( "I'm working for company XYZ" ), this is just
>> informational.
>>
>> *Keep in mind that those informations will appear on the
>> Apache ML and many other, so if you think that any confidential piece of
>> it should not be disclose, then don't answer !*
>>
>> 1) What are you using ADS for ? Is it in production, used to do some
>> tests during developpement, or simply as a toy ?
>>
>> 2) What are the Pros and Cons you clearly see ?
>>
>> 3) What would be the major features or improvement you are expecting to
>> see in the near future ?
>>
>> 4) Are you a commercial entity, an non-for profit organization, an
>> Apache project, a student or an individual just interested in the techno
>> ? (no name needed)
>>
>> 5) Any other opinion or feedback you would like to share with us ?
>>
>> Thank you all for helping us being more aware !
>>
> 


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Denis Cardon
Tranquil IT Systems
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