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RE: multiple LDAP Directory - question from a newbie

In OpenLDAP there are currently two different ways to accomplish this, first
using subordinate databases and back-ldap if all of the destinations are
naturally part of a single DIT hierarchy, and second using back-meta if the
multiple directories are in disjoint hierarchies.

  -- Howard Chu
  Chief Architect, Symas Corp.       Director, Highland Sun
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of Raj

> Hi
> I am new to the mailing list and to openLDAP. Here is the
> question I have-
> If I have multiple LDAP Directories that I want to search for
> entries,
> is there a single LDAP Directory or service I can configure
> to cascade
> these multiple LDAP Directories. So all I need to do is query this
> central LDAP Dir for info and this will proxy the request and
> query the
> various different LDAP dirs (its configured to go against)??
> I am not looking for referals to be passed to the client, I want the
> server to carry out the query...
> 		  |		|<-----LDAP---->| LDAP DIR 1|
> user<----LDAP---->|LDAP DIR A	|<-----LDAP---->| LDAP DIR 2|
> 		  |		|<-----LDAP---->| LDAP DIR 3|
> I know with Domino LDAP service this feature is available with a
> functionality called Directory Assistance. But not everyone
> has Domino
> deployed...
> Any assistance would be appreciated.
> Thanks
> raj