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> Hello all,
> 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 system accordingly.
> 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.