Providing an LDAP Access to MySQL Databases

Moderated by: Ludovic Poitou and Nick Wooler
Location: Ballroom C Level: Novice

While LDAP get significant traction as an efficient way to access data stored in a directory server for its standardize schema and access method, it make sense in some specific deployments to use LDAP as an access method to data stored and managed in a MySQL database.

In this BoF we will exchange on two ways to accomplish this goal. For each one we will discuss typical deployment scenario, expected benefits and usage limitations:

  • Using OpenDS for MySQL Cluster, to provide an LDAP interface to MySQL Cluster. We will review how LDAP and MySQL Cluster data model are translated and how data can be access through multiple interfaces.
  • Using Sun Directory Proxy Server and its Virtual Directory Proxy (a component of Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition) capability to consolidate under a virtual Directory Information Tree, LDAP entries with attributes handled in real-time in multiple MySQL and Directory Server backends.

Now, get the most out of two leading solutions: MySQL and Sun Directory Server / OpenDS.

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