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RE: openldap for a large multinational company

Gruss Gott,

One problem could be that OpenLDAP currently does not yet support Unicode.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of Goetz Golla
> Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 1:19 AM
> To: openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
> Subject: openldap for a large multinational company
> Hi,
> we are a mid scale company located in Germany, providing security and
> system services for Unix environments. We are trying to get OpenLDAP
> launched in a large multinational company, and we have to
> argue against
> very expensive commercial solutions (siemens/dirX).  To
> better be able to
> argue for openldap, we are looking for information regarding
> the following
> two points.
> - Are there other large multinational firms using OpenLDAP as
> a stratetic
>   platform ? We are talking about the scale of,e.g., IBM, GE,
>   Daimler-Chrysler (several 100k entries).
> - Our customer is very concerned about highly qualified support as a
>   backup for emergencies, ideally from someone actively
> involved in the
>   openldap development, or with lots of experience with large OpenLDAP
>   projects. I know open source support is pretty good, but
> they would like
>   it much more to see a contract with, e.g., a guaranteed
> response time.
>   They are *not* looking for someone to answer their daily
> newbie questions,
>   but for someone to be available in a real emergency.  Are there any
>   commercial OpenLDAP support offers like that in/for Germany/Europe ?

I dont' know.

>   Or is there anyone who can see an alternative solution ?

I'm actually searching for an alternative, but I haven't found one yet.
There was an opensource project on sourceforge that implemented an LDAP
in Java. This project has been stopped now, but there's a pointer on the
to a commercial successor. I don't know about the price, but it might be
cheaper than

Oracle also provides an built in LDAP Server with Oracle 9i.

> I know this posting is a little off-topic, but with the
> general openldap
> list discontinued I didnt find any other alternative reaching
> the openldap
> community. I suggest that you reply to me directly and I will mail a
> summary to anyone interested (or to the list, if the list manager
> agrees :-) )
> Any help/tips are appreciated.
> Thanks
> Goetz Golla
> GeNUA mbH
> Munich