The LDAP Tool Box project offers a number of tools, scripts, and other niceties for working with LDAP. One of the items they provide is a set of Nagios plugins that can help monitor LDAP directory servers. Today, they tweeted about a new Check 389DS cn=monitor information” plugin that can look at the monitoring information that the 389 Directory Server offers, including things like the number of established connections, active threads, operations processed, and entries returned by the server.
The Ping Identity Directory Server version 184.108.40.206 has been released. It is primarily a bugfix release (addressing issues in pass-through authentication, LDIF export of encrypted data, automatic naming of entries with the entryUUID attribute, among areas). However, the 220.127.116.11 release of the Data Synchronization Server does introduce bidirectional synchronization with the PingOne for Customers hosted directory service. I have written about this release in more detail on my personal blog.
Isode announced on Twitter that they have released version R16.3v23 of their products, which I presume includes their M-Vault LDAP/X.500 Server. I can’t find any mention of it on their public website, and the customer site requires a login to see anything, so I have no idea what might have changed in this release.
Adldap2 is a PHP package that provides LDAP authentication and directory management tools. The project has just released version 10.0.8, which fixes an issue in which it may be possible to only return a single member of a group when using a custom identifier, and also makes it easier to rename entries by omitting the new parent DN by default.
389 Directory Server developer William Brown has written about some new GDB helper extensions for 389 DS that he’s created to make it easier to examine the server in the GNU debugger. While this is probably most helpful for developers of the 389 Directory Server itself, server administrators with a development background may also find them useful in troubleshooting certain classes of problems. At present, there are extensions for helping to filter out idle threads in a thread dump, examine buffered access log information that hasn’t yet been written to disk, and display the contents of an entry held in memory.