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Is LDAP Dead ?
                           LDAPCon 2011 - Heidelberg
                          Ludovic Poitou - ForgeRock AS




                                        (cc) 2011 ForgeRock

Monday, October 10, 11
About me
                    - Ludovic Poitou
                         - ForgeRock: Director ForgeRock France,
                           Product Manager
                         - 1995-2010: Sun Microsystems
                          - Architect, Community Manager
                          - Directory Services team


                                           (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SAS

Monday, October 10, 11
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 SAS

Monday, October 10, 11
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 SAS

Monday, October 10, 11
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 SAS

Monday, October 10, 11
An Ecosystem

                    - An lots of active open source projects:
                         - Apache Directory Studio
                         - LSC-Project
                         - LDAP-ToolBox



                                          (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SAS

Monday, October 10, 11
Mature and Declining




                                  (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SAS

Monday, October 10, 11
But why DEAD ?




                               (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SAS

Monday, October 10, 11
Developer’s dilema

                    - Too many technologies
                    - Selection happens
                    - Is LDAP relevant ?




                                              (cc) 2011 ForgeRock

Monday, October 10, 11
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 SAS

Monday, October 10, 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 SAS

Monday, October 10, 11
Remember X.500 ?


                    - What happens with HTTP/JSON ?




                                      (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SAS

Monday, October 10, 11
Is LDAP Dead ?

                    - Not yet.
                    - But how long before it is ?
                    - Is there anything we can do ?




                                          (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SAS

Monday, October 10, 11
© 2011 Hugh MacLeod's gapingvoid - gapingvoid.com




                         (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SAS

Monday, October 10, 11

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Is Ldap Dead ?

  • 1. Is LDAP Dead ? LDAPCon 2011 - Heidelberg Ludovic Poitou - ForgeRock AS (cc) 2011 ForgeRock Monday, October 10, 11
  • 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 SAS Monday, October 10, 11
  • 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 SAS Monday, October 10, 11
  • 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 SAS Monday, October 10, 11
  • 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 SAS Monday, October 10, 11
  • 6. An Ecosystem - An lots of active open source projects: - Apache Directory Studio - LSC-Project - LDAP-ToolBox (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SAS Monday, October 10, 11
  • 7. Mature and Declining (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SAS Monday, October 10, 11
  • 8. But why DEAD ? (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SAS Monday, October 10, 11
  • 9. Developer’s dilema - Too many technologies - Selection happens - Is LDAP relevant ? (cc) 2011 ForgeRock Monday, October 10, 11
  • 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 SAS Monday, October 10, 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 SAS Monday, October 10, 11
  • 12. Remember X.500 ? - What happens with HTTP/JSON ? (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SAS Monday, October 10, 11
  • 13. Is LDAP Dead ? - Not yet. - But how long before it is ? - Is there anything we can do ? (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SAS Monday, October 10, 11
  • 14. © 2011 Hugh MacLeod's gapingvoid - gapingvoid.com (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SAS Monday, October 10, 11