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Is Ldap Dead ?

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Introduction to LDAPCon 2011.

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Is Ldap Dead ?

  1. 1. Is LDAP Dead ? LDAPCon 2011 - Heidelberg Ludovic Poitou - ForgeRock AS (cc) 2011 ForgeRockMonday, October 10, 11
  2. 2. About me - Ludovic Poitou - ForgeRock: Director ForgeRock France, Product Manager - 1995-2010: Sun Microsystems - Architect, Community Manager - Directory Services team (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASMonday, October 10, 11
  3. 3. LDAP - 1993: RFC 1487 - X.500 Lightweight Directory Access Protocol - 1995: RFC 1777 - LDAPv2 - 1997: RFC 2251 - LDAPv3 - 2006: RFC 4510 - LDAPv3 revision (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASMonday, October 10, 11
  4. 4. An Ecosystem - Many Servers vendors: - Apple, CA, IBM, Isode, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Red Hat, UnboundID, eB2Bcom ... - Optimal IdM, Quest (Symlabs), Radiant Logic (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASMonday, October 10, 11
  5. 5. An Ecosystem - 5 active open source LDAP server projects - Apache Directory Server - LDAP.js - OpenDJ - OpenLDAP - Port 389 (Red Hat directory server) (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASMonday, October 10, 11
  6. 6. An Ecosystem - An lots of active open source projects: - Apache Directory Studio - LSC-Project - LDAP-ToolBox (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASMonday, October 10, 11
  7. 7. Mature and Declining (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASMonday, October 10, 11
  8. 8. But why DEAD ? (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASMonday, October 10, 11
  9. 9. Developer’s dilema - Too many technologies - Selection happens - Is LDAP relevant ? (cc) 2011 ForgeRockMonday, October 10, 11
  10. 10. HTTP, Rest, JSON - It’s the new API - Google, Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare... - Web Services - Cloud - No SQL databases - Service Oriented Architecture (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASMonday, October 10, 11
  11. 11. The new API - JSON2LDAP - http://nimbusds.com - SCIM: Simple Cloud Identity Management (aka Cloud Directory) - https://sites.google.com/site/clouddir/home - Virtual directory servers also have rest web service access (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASMonday, October 10, 11
  12. 12. Remember X.500 ? - What happens with HTTP/JSON ? (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASMonday, October 10, 11
  13. 13. Is LDAP Dead ? - Not yet. - But how long before it is ? - Is there anything we can do ? (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASMonday, October 10, 11
  14. 14. © 2011 Hugh MacLeods gapingvoid - gapingvoid.com (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASMonday, October 10, 11

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