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Old 08-12-2009, 05:40 AM   #1
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active directory to open ldap


hi guys....

i just wanna ask is it worth shifting from active directory to open ldap...
 
Old 08-13-2009, 01:48 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 02:57 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 03:03 PM   #4
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.... 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

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Old 08-13-2009, 03:07 PM   #5
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yes, I know. Your point?
 
Old 08-13-2009, 03:16 PM   #6
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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.

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