Other Publications

The OpenLDAP Project makes available the following independently authored and maintained works related to OpenLDAP Software and/or the OpenLDAP Project. These works include papers, presentations, and the like. Note: materials presented at OpenLDAP conferences can be found in the conference proceedings.

While these works may be used by readers to supplement OpenLDAP Software documentation, these works are not part of that documentation and may be significantly flawed. Your mileage may vary.

Change control for these documents lies with the authors, who are responsible for both their technical and editorial content. Please report any errors directly to the authors.

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PublicationDescriptionFormats
MDM: A Memory-Mapped Database and backend for OpenLDAP
Howard Chu
Symas Corp.
This paper and presentation discusses MDM, the memory-mapped database, as presented at the 3rd International Conference on LDAP, October 2011. PDF (presentation) PDF (paper)
OpenLDAP 2.4 Highlights: Features of the Upcoming Release
Howard Chu
Symas Corp.
This paper and presentation discusses features of OpenLDAP 2.4, as presented at the 1st International Conference on LDAP, Sept 2007. PDF (presentation) PDF (paper)
Setting a Course for the Enterprise
Howard Chu
Symas Corp.
A presentation Howard gave at SCALE 5x on 10 Feb. 2007 PDF
Improving Connection Management of the OpenLDAP Directory Server
Sang Seok Lim / Jong Hyuk Choi / Hubertus Franke / Kurt Zeilenga
IBM Research / Linux Technology Center
This paper describes IBM efforts to improve the performance of the slapd(8) connection manager.
Submitted for possible publication in the 24th IASTED International Multi-Conference on Applied Informantics (Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks), 2006.
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A New On-line Certificate Validation Method for Improved Security, Scalability, and Interoperability
Jong Hyuk Choi / Sang Seok Lim / Kurt Zeilenga
IBM Research / Linux Technology Center
This paper describes the potential use of the LDAP component matching technology for on-line certificate validation.
Presented at the 6th IEEE Information Assurance Workshop. June 2005.
PDF
Design and Implementation of LDAP Component Matching for Flexible and Secure Certificate Access in PKI
Sang Seok Lim / Jong Hyuk Choi / Kurt Zeilenga
IBM Research / Linux Technology Center
Presentation and paper presented at the 4th annual PKI R&D Workshop 2005. April 2005 PDF (Presentation)
PDF (Paper)
Enhancing the Performance of OpenLDAP Directory Server with Multiple Caching
Jong Hyuk Choi / Hubertus Franke / Kurt Zeilenga
IBM Research / Linux Technology Center
This paper describes the design and performance evaluation of the IDL cache and entry cache in an early versoin of back-bdb.
Presented at International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computers and Telecommunications Systems (SPECTS). July 2003.
PDF
The OpenLDAP Proxy Cache
Apurva Kumar
IBM, India Research Laboratory
This paper discusses the Proxy Caching extension to OpenLDAP Software. May 2003 PDF
LDAP Content Synchronization
Kurt Zeilenga
OpenLDAP Project
Slides from a colloquium Kurt gave at CalPoly/SLO in April 2003 PPT

The following obsolete publications are available:

PublicationDescriptionFormats
OpenLDAP Server With Server-Side SSL/TLS and Client Authentication
D. Kent Soper
IBM Linux Technology Center
This paper discusses how one may use TLS in (a now obsolete version of) OpenLDAP Software. June 2003
Note: It is recommended that OpenLDAP users consult the OpenLDAP Admin Guide for a detailed discussion of TLS/SSL use in OpenLDAP Software instead of this individual authored paper. The material in this paper is (at best) quite dated.
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The following historic publications are available:

PublicationDescriptionFormats
The SLAPD and SLURPD Administrator's Guide
University of Michigan
The U-MICH LDAP 3.3 Admin Guide. Originally published 30 April 1996 PDF
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A Scalable, Deployable Directory Service Framework for the Internet
Timothy A. Howes and Mark C. Smith
University of Michigan
UM-CITI Technical Report 95-7 (11 July 1995) PDF
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The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol: X.500 Lite
Timothy A. Howes
University of Michigan
UM-CITI Technical Report 95-8 (27 July 1995) PDF
PS
Referrals Within the LDAPv2 Protocol
University of Michigan
This document discusses LDAPv2 referrals (30-Aug-1996) HTML1
An X.500 and LDAP Database: Design and Implementation
Timothy A. Howes
University of Michigan
This paper describes the design and implementation of xldbm, an X.500 and stand-alone LDAP backend database for U-Mich LDAP. PDF
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Publications are available in variety of formats:

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