Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
On Sun, 2006-07-16 at 17:32 -0600, Jonathan Steffan wrote:
> Fedora Directory Server supports TLS and SSL. So does openldap. I think
> an API built on top of LDAP would have more abilities. Does PGSQL
> support slave servers and replication?
There are two good projects, slony-i_ and pg-cluster, that support
master-slave replication and multi-master replication respectively. I
haven't used either but Curt Moore mentioned he uses slony-i during one
of the IRC meetings.
I ask because Fedora Directory Server does this well.
I think we're going to be doing a lot of programming against the
no matter what so I want to know what LDAP offers to me as a developer
of web applications.
To me, LDAP seems fairly supported... in the sense there is a published
schema so software developers have a 'map' to design by. For example,
Plone allows you to map internal user variables to proper LDAP schema
and it works out well (a fairly standard schema [inetOrgPerson] has all
the needed user properties.) I have a few projects going to test if a
single LDAP user directory would be able to authenticate Bugzilla,
plone, moinmoin and SVN/CVS.
- python-ldap seems to be the python bridge to ldap. Arethere
alternatives or is this the way to go?
As I am not a python guru yet, and thus this is all I have worked with.
- Can we update the LDAP schema easily when we decide we need to
more information? (We need to start retinal scans for security or want
to have hackergotchi to make the entries more personalized in the
- SQL has grant and revoke to assign users privileges on individual
database tables. Does LDAP have similar? (I find I use SQL's
separation of select, update, and insert as well. I don't know if we'd
need more than read-write vs read-only for the account db but is it
possible to separate all of these independently?)
Fedora Directory Server supports a very fine grained security model.
Some random links:
- SQL and python have SQLObject to make python objects backed by SQL
storage very easy. I don't know if we want this for the accounts db
(security may not be fine-grained enough)
I have only worked with hacking existing python code and working with
the perl DBI (supporting LDAP) and other CPAN modules for working with LDAP.
- I enjoy postgresql's ability to constrain data via foreign
regexps, etc. Does LDAP allow the same type of things in its schemas?
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