[TriLUG] Best of breed LDAP solution
turnpike420 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 19 21:11:13 EST 2008
Is Novell still doing it's eDir?
On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 8:35 PM, Robert Dale <robdale at gmail.com> wrote:
> I like Sun's OpenDS. The open source version has only cli admin tools, IIRC.
> I'm sure the commercial variant has fancy tools. Otherwise, it
> fulfils your requirements.
> I use it at $WORK on a relatively small user base.
> 1. https://www.opends.org/
> 2. http://www.sun.com/software/products/directory_srvr_ee/index.jsp
> Robert Dale
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 7:24 PM, Jeremy Portzer <jeremyp at pobox.com> wrote:
>> Does anyone have any recent experience with LDAP deployments across
>> reasonably large environments (we have 1000+ hosts)? We use LDAP for
>> traditional Unix host authentication/authorization, as well as various
>> other web apps. We currently use Fedora Directory Server but are having
>> many problems with its multimaster replication, and have hit some walls
>> in troubleshooting it. While I believe we probably can fix it,
>> management has asked for us to consider other directory server products
>> (including commercial ones), if they would offer better features and
>> long-term support. I'm wondering if anyone can offer their recent LDAP
>> deployment experiences?
>> Our requirements:
>> * Multimaster replication (or similar) for cluster deployment across
>> diverse geographical sites
>> * Scalability to 1000's of hosts
>> * Some sort of GUI administration (I guess web-based would be
>> preferred; Fedora DS's Java-based admin tool is acceptable but painful
>> to set up, and very slow over LANs)
>> * Runs on RHEL, preferably playing nice with other apps on the same host(s)
>> * Sane backup, disaster recovery, and upgrade procedures
>> Commercial support availability is not a specific requirement, but is
>> something we'd consider if it has good cost/benefit so I'd be interested
>> in any thoughts on that also.
>> Jeremy Portzer
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