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By Date: July 2012

Fixing Domino's LDAP


Domino's LDAP needs some fixing before it can be used as fully standard compliant LDAP, e.g. for Linux authentication. Alan Bell decribed the procedure long ago, but no action was taken by IBM/Lotus. So Nathan stepped forward and published a project on OpenNTF.
Unfortunately the template contained modifications of IBM copyrighted code (other than the mail and application templates the Domino Directory template never was published under an Apache 2.0 license), so the project had to be taken down. I had a look at it and used DXLMagic to run a comparison that revealed only modest changes:

XMLComparison: pubnames.ntf.dxl to DemoDirectory.nsf.dxl

Element Name Changes
Modified ( 86 changes)
form " (PublicDirectoryProfile) " 37 changes ( A57A396D2617685D852565D300812356 )
outline " (AllViews) " 30 changes ( 8BD254C7A4FBCA6B85256A450072C65D )
subform " $GroupExtensibleSchema " 4 changes ( D3095315B1612EC2852565D7005C620E )
subform " $PersonExtensibleSchema " 5 changes ( D64258C1970DE85A852565D70058B520 )
view " ($LDAPHier) " 5 changes ( E72D0DA8994BDCB08525668E007FC98E )
view " ($LDAPRDNHier) " 5 changes ( 0E315EB2B26A4532852567DD007187B4 )
Element Name Unid
Added ( 4 additions)
subform " DominoDirectoryProfileAddin " ( 1FB319E88A4DFA0C48257A320049FCA3 )
subform " LDAPGroupExtensions " ( E57DA00E4BFFE3D648257A320049FCA4 )
subform " LDAPPersonExtensions " ( C479022EFB0069E748257A320049FCA5 )
view " ($IDNumbers) " ( 9864DF762EC0FA9648257A3200499A64 )
Quite some of that changes are subtle alteration of the pardef settings - which are 100% irrelevant to our task (see the detailed report). The main challenge here are the changes inside the original IBM design elements. Altering a design is one of the DXLMagic capabilities. So without publishing IBM ? code it can inject the neccessary changes.

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Posted by on 05 July 2012 | Comments (3) | categories: Show-N-Tell Thursday