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Questions about OpenLdap specifications
About a year ago I was looking seriously at OpenLdap for our directory and
I had several problems with it that caused us to finally choose Sun's
I'm still wondering if I was wrong, or if OpenLdap development has answered
I'm particulary interested that Stanford is deploying OpenLDAP.
1) It seemed that the ACL process was at the entry level not the attribute
level. We needed to have a full set of attributes in the directory, and
products such as Eudora getting just the allowed attributes not all of
them. I was not able to get openldap to deliver a restricted set of
attributes for a request for all attributes.
2) It seemed that when I changed the ACL, I needed to reload the
database. Is it possible to change schema's and ACL's without reloading
all of the data?
3) We need 24/7 registry (data for applications) and directory (White
Pages). The Sun One dual master seems to provide that.
4) Openldap had some advantages. Open software has advantages, but in
this case I couldn't see that they met out needs. I'm interested in
hearing how close it might come now.
Albert Steiner Coordinator Distributed Computing
Technology Support Services
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. USA