The French-language Linux site Microlinux has written a new blog post about installing 389 Directory Server on CentOS 7. In a message sent to the 389-users mailing list, author Nicolas Kovacs suggests that this is the first post in a series he intends to write, so you might want to watch the site if you speak French and are interested in the 389 Directory Server.
The LDAP Tool Box project offers a number of tools, scripts, and other niceties for working with LDAP. They previously announced RPMs for OpenLDAP for RedHat and CentOS versions 6, 7, and 8. Today, they tweeted that packages are also available for the Wheezy, Jessie, Stretch, and Buster versions of Debian. The site suggests that they should also work on the Debian-based Ubuntu distribution as well. These packages are available at https://ltb-project.org/download#openldap.
The LDAP Tool Box project provides a set of LDAP-related applications, administrative tools, and other utilities. They have just released the version 2.5 of their OpenLDAP init script component, which can be used to ensure that an OpenLDAP server is started on system boot. Improvements in the 2.5 release include systemd support and a fix to an issue that could occur when invoking a command with the su utility on a system that has a login banner.
Developer William Brown has written an LDAP Filter Syntax Validation blog post in which he describes upcoming improvements to the way that 389 Directory Server processes search operations that target attributes that are not defined in the server schema, and how they weigh the benefit of fixing an issue in the server against the potential disruption to clients that might depend on a potentially undesirable behavior.
Microsoft has published a new blog post entitled Hunting for reconnaissance activities using LDAP search filters in which they describe a new mechanism for getting better information about the searches being processed, offer guidelines for identifying suspicious filters, and provide some examples of such filters.
The LDAP Tool Box project provides a set of LDAP-related applications, administrative tools, and other utilities. They have just released the version 1.8 of their password policy module for OpenLDAP, which is an overlay that can check the quality of passwords whenever they are changed. The main improvement in the 1.8 release is that it fixes an issue that could cause OpenLDAP to crash if checking to ensure that the password does not match a value in the entry’s RDN, and it encounters an RDN with very short values.
Registration is now open for LDAPCon 2019, which is to be November 4–7 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Early bird pricing is available through September 30, and the site has information about the venue, travel, and accommodations.
And as a final reminder, the call for participation is open through this Sunday, August 18.
ForgeRock engineer Warren Strange has written about changes to their ForgeOps repository to help with Deploying the ForgeRock platform on Kubernetes using Skaffold and Kustomize. This includes ForgeRock Directory Services, as well as other products like Access Manager, Identity Manager, and Identity Gateway.