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AW: LDAP-Question about connection to a central database
What about back-sql where the information from the
directory is delivered from the RDBMS?
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Jan-Piet Mens [SMTP:jpm@Retail-SC.com]
> Gesendet am: Mittwoch, 3. Januar 2001 15:58
> An: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
> Betreff: Re: LDAP-Question about connection to a central database
> It is certainly possible to have an RDBMS synchronize with an LDAP
> directory. Since you are posting here, I am supposing you are using
> OpenLDAP; I don't know of any tools that do this for you.
> You will probably have to design your own code for doing that. In
> principle, you "SELECT * FROM dbtable" and compare by doing an
> equivilant of ldapsearch if all attribute types and their values
> are set in the directory. If not you do an ldap_modify(3). If an
> entry is not in the directory, you'll have to ldap_add(3) it and
> if an entry is in the directory but not in the database, you would
> probably ldap_delete(3) it.
> It is not difficult to do, but requires careful thought. I've been
> able to do this, because I will have a maximum of about 10k entries.
> This alone already takes a good 20 minutes to sync.
> On Wed, 3 Jan 2001, email@example.com wrote:
> > Hello
> > I´m new with LDAP and I have following question:
> > We have a central database where our user-information were stored!
> > In the moment our LDAP-Server import every day a ascii-file (we get it
> > our central-database)!
> > The problem is, when we change any settings for a user we must first
> > this user and after that we make a import form the central-database!
> > Is it possible that the LDAP-Server synchronice with our Database
> > (Orcale-System) or any other way to solve this problem!
> > MANY THANKS
> > Best Regards
> > Mit freundlichen Grüßen
> > Manfred Steinbacher
> > EDS Austria - Core Infrastructure
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