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sumitrai 08-12-2009 06:40 AM

active directory to open ldap
 
hi guys....

i just wanna ask is it worth shifting from active directory to open ldap...

acid_kewpie 08-13-2009 02:48 PM

depends what you want to do with it. ldap is just a form of database, and can be used to do many many things. What do you really want to do with it? Additionally Active Directory does a lot lot more than just the functions of an ldap server, with domain memberships, policy etc... openldap has nothing to do with this.

jstephens84 08-13-2009 03:57 PM

I would like to just say that I second the notion of sticking with active directory. If you are managing windows clients AD is the best tool for the job. From central user / workstation management to Using GPO's for user policies and pushing out software.

As much as I would like it to open ldap can't do that.

markush 08-13-2009 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acid_kewpie (Post 3642235)
.... Active Directory does a lot lot more than just the functions of an ldap server, with domain memberships, policy etc... openldap has nothing to do with this.

Active-Directory as well as openldap use the ldap-standard.
See RFC 2251, 1487 and 4511

Markus

acid_kewpie 08-13-2009 04:07 PM

yes, I know. Your point?

markush 08-13-2009 04:16 PM

Well I was not sure if you meant that, AD has nothing to do with openldap. But ok, I've understood now that the "nothing to do" pointed to something different.

Markus


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