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back-ldap: proxying legacy apps to legacy or V3 servers
- To: openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
- Subject: back-ldap: proxying legacy apps to legacy or V3 servers
- From: "Randall S. Winchester" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 10:11:54 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
- In-reply-to: <Pine.WNT.email@example.com>
I would like to use back-ldap as a proxy from an application that is
compiled against openldap-1.x. I would like to support backend LDAP
servers that are either openldap-1.x for newer LDAP-V3. The
authentication may be either simple or one of the various SASL or
other LDAP-V3 methods of authentication.
While I can use "ldapsearch -x -h remotehost" to get legacy behaviour,
I do not see that there is a way to do the same with back-ldap.
i.e. when I try "ldapsearch -x -h 127.0.0.1" I always get failures,
with or without SASL support compiled in.
It looks like it needs some of the same "connection/security" options
as "replica" support in the slapd.conf file.
I want the "localhost LDAP applications" to always talk via simple
auth to the "localhost LDAP proxy". It should then be up to the
slapd.conf file to tell OpenLDAP/back-ldap how to comunicate with the
remote LDAP server. Eventially (next release...) I would like the
"locahost LDAP applications" to use ldapi:// vis simple auth as well,
but still with the OpenLDAP back-ldap proxy as the "mediator" to the
remote LDAP servers.
Am I missing something? I can not find anyway to change what it thinks
it is doing...
The same would apply to back-meta of course, but I can get by with
back-ldap untill back-meta gets released.