Symas has released version 2.4.47-1 of their OpenLDAP Gold product, which is an enhanced version of OpenLDAP with additional features and commercial support. According to the release announcement, some of the changes in this release include improved certificate management, support for TLSv1.3 and ECDHE TLS ciphers, support for synchronizing with Active Directory, and encoding passwords with PBKDF2.
Some of the primary goals of the LDAP.com site are to serve as a resource for learning about LDAP and related technologies, and to help you keep up to date with news and new developments. The Learn, Use, and Reference sections of the site help with the former, while the Blog section targets the latter.
Although I’m a developer for a specific LDAP server and for a specific client API, I’ve always tried to keep the LDAP.com site as impartial as possible. I don’t want to promote any one implementation over the others. As such, while I’m always happy to write a new blog post about a new release of LDAP-related software, I’ve tended to shy away from linking to blog posts or other articles that primarily deal with a specific product.
After some consideration, I’ve decided to change that policy. I want to make it easier to find useful LDAP-related information, regardless of what software you’re using. So I’m going to start linking to LDAP-related articles and blog posts even if they are specific to a particular implementation and aren’t really applicable to anyone not using that software. You can just ignore posts that aren’t pertinent to your specific use case.
Note that I’m still going to use some discretion when it comes to deciding what to post. For example, if a post is just an advertisement that doesn’t provide any real, useful information to someone already using that product, then I’ll skip it. Similarly, I’m not going to link to a post that bashes competing products. There are certainly some of those kinds of posts out there, but they fortunately seem to be in the minority.
To kick things off, here are some recent-ish posts that I decided not to post when they were originally published because of their vendor-specific nature:
389 Directory Server
ForgeRock Directory Services
- Better index troubleshooting with ForgeRock DS / OpenDJ
- Explaining index-entry-limit in ForgeRock Directory Services / OpenDJ
- ForgeRock DS and the LDAP Relax Rules Control
If you’ve got something that you think might be of interest or use to some LDAP-related audience, then please feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll take a look.
The LDAP Tool Box project provides a set of LDAP-related applications, administrative tools, and other utilities. They have just released the version 0.7 of their Nagios Plugins component, which can be used to track the health of LDAP servers in the Nagios monitoring system, some of which apply to any type of server, while others are implementation-specific. This release appears to fix a few bugs found in their previous 0.6 release.
The UnboundID LDAP SDK for Java 4.0.9 is now available. It adds a few minor enhancements and works around an apparent JVM bug that can affect the use of passphrase-based encryption.