Although the website hasn’t yet been updated to reflect it, the 389 Directory Server project has announced the release of the 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 versions. The 184.108.40.206 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 220.127.116.11 release looks like it includes all of the fixes from 18.104.22.168, plus additional fixes, additional tests, build process updates, improved internal operation logging, and tooling updates.
Symas has released version 2.4.47-3 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 adds support for the Solaris service management facility, allows the remoteauth overlay to apply to multiple databases, fixes a replication bug, and updates the embedded version of OpenSSL to address vulnerabilities.
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.
Once upon a time, SLAMD was a pretty great tool for benchmarking and stress testing LDAP directory servers. But it was really starting to show its age and there were a lot of reasons that it kind of faded away. But people kept using it, and people kept asking questions about it, so I’ve decided to resurrect it. I wrote about it on my personal blog at https://nawilson.com/2019/03/18/so-i-guess-slamd-is-a-thing-again/.
The UnboundID LDAP SDK for Java 4.0.10 is now available. The UnboundID LDAP SDK for Java version 4.0.10 has been released. It features improved support for TLSv1.3, enhancements to several tools, a name resolver API, and a number of fixes.
The Open Identity Platform project has released version 4.4.1 of the OpenDJ Directory Server. The comparison of changes between this and the previous 4.4.0 release indicates that the new version includes a change that allows pre-encoded passwords when bootstrapping a Docker image, and that it provides a profile to build an SNMP extension.
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/.