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Re: Mysql as a backend for LDAP

Adam Williams wrote:
I'm running Ispman, a software to control webservers and it uses Ldap to 
store most all of the data... Is it possible to use Mysql as a backend
of Ldap?

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.
Why?  Because having the data in a relational backend allows one to use that same data for many other things.  My philosophy is to do my best to have as few data sources as possible and to minimize the number of places that data must be maintained.    Having this data in a database has a LOT of advantages.

The back-sql is to enable LDAP clients to access information stored in
an RDBMS system either by a legacy application or some type of CRM (at
least as I understand it).

Or Is it possible with PHP to alter openldap values ??

?? Yes.  See http://www.php.net/ldap


Jesse W. Asher

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