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Re: LDAP Group Membership Scalability

Jeff Sussna wrote:
I am looking into using OpenLDAP to manage users and groups for my
system. A single group may contain up to 50,000 users. Does the LDAP
group membership mechanism suffer any scalability problems at that size?

Not if you configure sortvals - see slapd.conf(5) or slapd-config(5).

One of our partners has a group in their corporate directory whose members comprise every employee in the company, over 380,000 people. Personally I think this is a poor choice of design, but it works fine when properly configured.

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  Director, Highland Sun     http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
  Chief Architect, OpenLDAP  http://www.openldap.org/project/