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From Aleksandar Vidakovic <>
Subject Re: Using ApacheDS front-end with a custom backend
Date Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:20:59 GMT
Hi Matt,

You might want to have a look at project Penrose on



On 3/24/10, Matt Doran <> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm new to Apache DS, but I've recently used your Directory Studio and
> thought it was amazing.  Well done!
> I've got a pretty in depth developer type question, so if this is
> something better asked on another list, please let me know.
> I'm a developer, and I've got to emulate some basic functionality of an
> LDAP server (e.g. user authentication and some very limited/basic
> searching), but instead of using a traditional LDAP data store, provide
> the backend data myself.  In reality the backend data will be partially
> constructed from an existing RDBMS user database, and a mix of other
> more dynamic elements (like delegating some elements of authentication
> to another source - e.g. another LDAP server or AD).
> Does Apache DS have an architecture that might allow me to take the
> network facing / protocol handling layer and plugin my own
> implementation for a basic data store?    If so, does anyone have any
> tips/example/etc for me to get started?   I had a look at the documents
> and the project seems to be made up of many submodules/projects.   So
> I'm hopeful my idea is achievable .... but would like your tips on where
> to begin.
> Thanks in advance,
> Matt

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