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From Eric Halim <e...@ppu.co.id>
Subject Re: OfBiz with JForum
Date Sat, 05 Jul 2014 13:27:44 GMT
Thank you Pierre for pointing Apache Directory Server. I'll look on that.

On Jul 5, 2014 6:15 PM, Pierre Smits <pierre.smits@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> HI Eric, 
>
> First of all, OFBiz has a unique set of functionalities that caters first 
> to the handling of business transactions. Adding some component 
> functionality that isn't inline with that is putting the handling of those 
> business transactions at risk. In the case of forum functionality related 
> to eCommerce, it could be so that the number of forum postings grows to 
> such proportions that it might jeopardise the transaction handling. 
>
> So, from a business continuity angle having both in/on one system is not 
> advisable. 
>
> Apart from that, leveraging JForum with OFBiz data and vice-versa is 
> doable. But there are intricacies. You have to take the following into 
> consideration: 
>
>
>    1. You're JForum participants can also register without ever using OFBiz 
>    eCommerce. So you need means to get the user's profile data into OFBiz 
>    2. When using LDAP as the means to do authentication and authorization 
>    in both JForum and OFBiz you need to set both up to use that. 
>    3. For OFBiz, currently there is no integrated functionality available 
>    that updates the LDAP data when user details (userid, first name, last 
>    name, password, etc) are modified in OFBiz. I expect that to be the same 
>    for JForum. 
>
> If you want to implement implement functionality in either OFBiz or JForum 
> to update the LDAP data I suggest you have al look at  the Apache Directory 
> Server project (http://directory.apache.org). Not only does the community 
> have a (clusterable) Directory server and a good LDAP management solution, 
> but also api's that you can use for integration. 
>
> Regards, 
>
>
> Pierre Smits 
>
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