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Re: Enhancing back-sock to use JSON

Hi Dago,

So would the use case for this be to talk to a JSON database like
MongoDB via the LDAP protocol?


On Thu, 2015-02-19 at 11:41 +0100, Dagobert Michelsen wrote:
> Hi,
> I have made some enhancements to back-sock to use JSON for the passed data and JSON-RPC
> to map LDAP calls to method invocations. The function signatures of the JSON-RPC calls
> are modeled to be similar to the ones used in json2ldap (which does just the opposite
> direction to talk LDAP via JSON-RPC) [1]. The previous hand-crafted format passed on the
> socket was harder to parse and needed a manually built parser whereas now a standard
> library can be used. However, handling the JSON data structures now imposes an additional
> dependency to Jansson (a JSON access library in C) [2]. Jansson itself is leightweight and
> has no dependencies itself. Due to the limited use of back-sock and the enhanced ease of
> use I think it would be acceptable to add this dependency.
> I would be glad if the modification would be possible to be applied to OpenLDAP and I
> happily submit a patch.
> Best regards
>   -- Dago
> [1] JSON2LDAP interface from JSON-RPC to LDAP
>      http://connect2id.com/products/json2ldap/web-api#ldap-compare
> [2] Jansson, a C library for reading and writing JSON data structures
>      http://www.digip.org/jansson/