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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: [ApacheDS] Requesting feedback on ApacheDS move to JDK 1.5
Date Sun, 25 Sep 2005 23:41:44 GMT
John Sisson wrote:

> Alex Karasulu wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Over at Directory we're discussing the use of JDK 1.5 specific API's 
>> for some critical functionality needed for a 1.0 release of the 
>> directory server.  We find ourselves in a Catch-22 where LDAPv3 
>> compliance requires support for SSL and SASL.  Use of these API's 
>> would make ApacheDS 1.4 incompatible.  We are currently looking for 
>> alternatives so embedding projects like Geronimo are not affected.
> I had a quick look at and it says 
> SASL mechanisms *may* be used with LDAP.  Is it possible to just 
> support simple authentication and not require the use of SASL if 
> running on JDK 1.4?

Actually other RFCs since then have come out to basically say that you 
need either SSL or SASL.  If you're curious you can look at the RFC here which talks about this.


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