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Re: Mysql as a backend for LDAP

perl is a pretty good synch-builder, with DBI / DBD::yourdatabasetype
and net::LDAP the synchronisation is pretty trivial, I have a script
that keeps Oracle, Mysql and LDAP all in synch with a delay between
updates of max 120 seconds. I guess it depends on the structure of your



On Fri, 2002-09-27 at 16:32, Steven Doyle wrote:
> On Friday, September 27, 2002, at 10:25  PM, Adam Williams wrote:
> > Yes, but you don't want to.  Why does everyone keep thinking using an
> > RDBMS as a backend to LDAP is a good idea?  And mysql no less...  I
> > might be able to understand Oracle, DB2, etc...  If you don't 
> > understand
> > why this is a terrible idea please go read the FAQ entry about this.
> I'm pretty sure that its NOT a good idea after reading that FAQ, but 
> i'm stuck with data in a mysql database and I need to be able to use 
> the opendirectory (aka Ldap) in OS X to authenticate against this 
> data...unless anyone has a a better idea of how to populate an ldap 
> server with data from a mysql database and keep them reasonably in sync 
> (ie 12 hours behind password changes is fine, a week isn't!)
> Cheers,
> Steve
Tim Kay
Systems programmer
Queen Mary University of London

If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing
my shoulders.

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