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RE: Oracle back_sql support question openldap-2.4.11

	Thanks for the info.  I've built the package.   Are there any
examples of the odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini files for oracle.  I've also
installed the UNIXODBC package.


Leon King
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-----Original Message-----
From: Pierangelo Masarati [mailto:ando@sys-net.it] 
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2009 4:19 AM
To: King, Leon C
Cc: openldap-software@openldap.org
Subject: Re: Oracle back_sql support question openldap-2.4.11

King, Leon C wrote:
> Does OpenLdap support an oracle backend database?  I have an existing
> database with users that I'd like to put an LDAP interface in front of
> to service other clients.   Is this possible?

It should, using ODBC.  However, you need to cast your data into a 
structure that makes sense, according to guidelines and examples 
provided here <http://www.openldap.org/faq/data/cache/978.html>.  Oracle

is not listed as "supported" simply because nobody who's using Oracle 
cared to update the FAQ entry.  The listed ones are those I could check 
with, and lots of information might be out of date as that work is now 
years old (given the evolution of MySQL, for example, I guess most of 
the encountered limitations can now be easily overcome).


Ing. Pierangelo Masarati
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