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This post may be a little OT, but i'm sure this subject has bitten some
of you some time. So, i'm willing to take the chance.
Anyway, feel free to redirect me and this conversation elsewhere.
There's an LDAP infrastructure set up, which has been fed and maintained
by a "in the house" made management system.
This management system primary role is NOT to manage LDAP data, but it
was where the data lived, some extensions where developed to provide
that extra functionality. Years have passed and more and more we depend
on our LDAP service. But we also have more and more the need to add
other data to LDAP, which doesn't exist in the still in place management
system. Changing the LDAP data model has also become a major headache
since that type of change will also force maintenance to the management
I'm currently delegated to find a modular solution that can aggregate
data from several sources, relational databases, other ldap servers,
flat text files, whatever, and be able to maintain a centrally managed
information database which can then be exported to/served by an LDAP
server. The solution could aggregate data directly into an LDAP
database, or it could maintain it's own database that could be later
exported to ldif, or sync to LDAP.
The main purpose here would also to be able to find something that would
do this, or that could be set with some minimal changes to perform as
described, WITHOUT being an "in the house" solution.
Sorry if it felt like i'm daydreaming, but i would love to hear peoples
thoughts on this matter.
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