LDAPCon day 1, afternoon
By Ludo on Sep 07, 2007
It was a long afternoon at the LDAPCon with presentations until nearly 8pm. Thanks to the organizers it was followed by a social event with food and free drinks. A good occasion to relax, taste the local beer, recall the old LDAP stories and redo the world until exhaustion of fuel :-).
Frank Tröger exposed his work on a Reference Schema for Identity Management, searching, sort and linking all of the LDAP schema that have been defined in that area (with a focus on higher education).
Daniel Pluta from Munich University of Technology talked about Access controls for Group and Role management.
Giovanni Baruzzi from Syntlogo presented his thought on Designing a Directory Tree. In a nutshell, keep it simple:
"As flat as possible, as deep as needed"
Hilla Reynolds, Director of Development at CA revealed in a very animated and humorous presentation her secrets for a "Seamless Directory Backbone service": Standards, distribution, failover... Applications access front-ends that deal with the real sources of information.
Other sessions I did not attend (split sessions) included a presentation of the Apache Directory Studio (formelly known as LDAP studio). Impressive tool and progress since I last downloaded it. And a presentation on Spring LDAP.