Re: Oracle backend for LDAP?
Wed, 31 Jul 1996 15:08:22 -0400

We haven't done much work on this YET, but we will soon begin working
on creating triggers for our next generation human resources and student
information databases (both Oracle) that wrap certain classes of
transactions in SMTP mail messages parsed by a special channel program
on our mail switch which then updates our X.500 directory via LDAP.
This form of "transaction-based" synchronization might be our best bet
until Oracle gets off of its duff and joins the Global directory services
(X.500/LDAP) bandwagon.


at 09:04 AM 7/31/96 -0700, you wrote:
>Art Mulder wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Has anyone written an Oracle back-end for slapd?
>> (using the supplied API programming guide)
>> We are using the SIMON program to maintain our database of
>> users. SIMON uses an oracle database.
>> Rather than replicate this database for slapd/ldap, we would
>> prefer to plug an oracle backend into slapd, such that the
>> two products can both access the same single database.
>> Before we start writing this ourselves, we thought we'd see if
>> anyone else has already done so, or if anyone had any wisdom
>> to share on the subject.
>Not that I've heard, though this question has come up before
>from people in your same position, who may have then gone off
>and done something. I don't remember names off the top of my
>head, though. -- Tim