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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: ApacheDS and other backends
Date Thu, 13 Jan 2011 22:23:34 GMT
On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 10:34 PM, Paul Edwards <>wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm hoping someone can shed light on whether I can use apacheDS as a
> frontend to other directories or possibly even a database. I have a scenario
> where I want to put apacheDS as a front to ADLDS. (cut down active
> directory). I'm wanting to do authentication against ADLDS, and then do some
> of my own stuff.

The current trunk has a delegated authentication capacity. You can rely on
AD to authenticate your users but store whatever you want in ApacheDS.

We also have one committer who developped an oracle Backend.

> I cannot see anything in the docs about using apacheds as a front to
> another directory service. Is this possible? I do however see notes about
> writing a new interceptor that can do pass through authentication to another
> ldap service. Are people able to shed more light on this?

This will be described in the next version we are working on...

> Thanks
> --
> Paul Edwards
> Solutions Engineer
> Identity Solutions Practice
> ---------------------------------------------------------
> hyro
> W

Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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