Symas has released version 2.4.48-2 of their OpenLDAP Gold product, which is an enhanced version of OpenLDAP with additional features and commercial support. According to the release announcement, this release fixes an issue when using controls in the back-ldap backend and updates its OpenSSL library to version 1.1.d. The complete release notes are also available.
The Ping Identity Directory Server version 220.127.116.11 has been released. Because of an unfortunate glitch in the way that the documentation was generated for this version, updated release notes are not available on the website but are included with the product download. However, you can find a list of the included changes on my personal blog.
A tentative schedule for LDAPCon 2019 is now available online. The agenda includes talks on OpenLDAP, ForgeRock, Apache, 389, and FusionIAM servers, as well as discussions on replication, access control, cloud-based directory services, identity management in education, LDAP monitoring, LDAP training, and more.
Adldap2 is a PHP package that provides LDAP authentication and directory management tools. The project has just released version 10.1.0, which appears to add support for query caching, pagination, and the ability to free memory after performing a query. It also fixes an issue in which it used an incorrect default port number when trying to establish an LDAPS connection.
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.