389 Directory Server 1.4.1.2 and 1.4.0.22

Although the website hasn’t yet been updated to reflect it, the 389 Directory Server project has announced the release of the 1.4.1.2 and 1.4.0.22 versions. The 1.4.0.22 version looks like it’s primarily a bugfix release, addressing problems in areas like memory management, caching, replication, LDIF export, administrative interfaces, and other areas. The 1.4.1.2 release looks like it includes all of the fixes from 1.4.0.22, plus additional fixes, additional tests, build process updates, improved internal operation logging, and tooling updates.

Adldap2 10.0.5

Adldap2 is a PHP package that provides LDAP authentication and directory management tools. The project has just released version 10.0.5, which amends the change made in the 10.0.4 release involving escaping special characters in usernames and passwords. The change in the 10.0.4 release escaped both usernames and passwords, while the 10.0.5 release only escapes passwords but no longer alters usernames.

Adldap2 10.0.4

Adldap2 is a PHP package that provides LDAP authentication and directory management tools. The project has just released version 10.0.4, which fixes an issue that can interfere with authentication using a username or password with special characters.

Password Retirement in the Ping Identity Directory Server

The Ping Identity Directory Server offers a password retirement feature, which allows you to change the password for an account, but continue to use the previous password for a limited period of time. This is especially helpful for application accounts because it can help you avoid the race between changing an application account’s password and updating all instances of that application with the new credentials. I wrote about it on my personal blog at https://nawilson.com/2019/03/05/password-retirement-in-the-ping-identity-directory-server/.