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From "Hammond, Steve" <>
Subject RE: Active Directory simulation
Date Thu, 01 May 2008 18:14:15 GMT
I have been working on getting ADS to simulate AD, so far I have only
had to worry about objectClass group however.  I also had to add
attributeType samAccountName, and objectGUID.

There is the issue that I have not found a way to stop importation of
LDAPv3 attributeTypes where the name conflicts with AD attribute types
such as memberOf and Member.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Alex
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: Active Directory simulation

This is a great idea.  A large majority of LDAP applications will most
likely be hitting AD or ADAM in the enterprise.  It makes sense to have
AD compatibility mode to mimic ActiveDirectory as much as possible.  We
a bunch of low level concerns around compatibility but I don't think
limited since the ApacheDS design is so flexible.

We should have some kind of DirectoryServiceFactory implementation that
programmatically configures a new instance of a DirectoryService and or
server itself configured to mimic AD.  We can also include in the
version of ApacheDS an optional ad-server.xml.


On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 12:11 PM, Valery Tydykov <>

> Is it possible to simulate Active Directory structure and behavior
> ApacheDS?
> This would be great for testing LDAP/AD clients, without using real AD
> server.
>  Valery Tydykov

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