5th LDAP International Conference: Edinburgh – Nov 11-13…

LDAPCon 2015LDAPCon, the LDAP international conferenceLDAP international conference is taking place every other year. In November, from 11th to 13th, the 5th LDAP international conference will be held in Edinburgh, UK.

LDAPCon brings together vendors, developers, active LDAP practitioners, system administrators to share their experiences about service operations, interoperability, application development and discuss LDAP at large, in a friendly and passionated atmosphere. It’s a unique occasion to discuss with the developers of most LDAP related projects, seed them with new ideas, learn the under-documented tips and tricks about your favorite server or library, or exchange with other users and system administrators about the best practices around LDAP directory services and applications.

This year, the conference has been extended to 3 days, starting on November 11th with tutorials, and then the 2 main conference days on the 12th and 13th. The list of sessions is fully available and registration will be opened shortly. Early bird discount is only up until October 1st, so don’t wait to book your seats.

I hope to see you in Edinburgh in November…

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Learning Curve

A few years ago I had the pleasure to work with Rajesh Rajasekharan at Sun. He was an efficient trainer on Sun products and especially on Sun Directory Server. He recently joined ForgeRock and has started a series of blog posts and screen-casts on ForgeRock products and especially OpenDJ, but not only !

If you are getting started with the products or want to see demos of them, there’s no better place than to be on the “Learning Curve


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Back from vacation

I’m back after a late summer break spent across France.  Sunset in North of France

Now it’s back to business full speed, to finish and deliver new major releases of our products by the end of the year.

I will also be traveling and attending a few events. The closer will be “Les Assises de la Sécurité” in Monaco, at the end of the month. If you’re attending the event, drop me a note. I’ll be happy to meet with you and discuss our products and solutions.


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My views on ForgeRock Identity Summit

View of the ocean from Half Moon BayTwo weeks ago, I was in the mist of Half Moon Bay, attending the ForgeRock Identity Summit. This is the 3rd conference in the US and each year, the event becomes bigger, nicer and better. The location itself was amazing, sitting on the edge of the Pacific ocean, rocked (or lulled?) by the sounds of the waves.

ForgeRock User Group AttendeesOn the day before the main conference, we hosted a ForgeRock User Group, very well attended and had the opportunity to exchange with our customers, future customers and users about our product directions, and their experiences deploying the products. I’d like to thank the attendees for the great discussions, the sharing, and the excellent feedbacks that are definitely going to translate into product features and enhancements.

I was planning on writing a summary of the conference, but my coworkers did such a good job at it, that I encourage you to read their recap of Day 1 and recap of Day 2. So I leave you with my usual visual summary of the ForgeRock Identity Summit 2015, and all the photos that I’ve taken during the event.


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OpenDJ Nightly Builds…

For the last few months, there’s been a lot of changes in the OpenDJ project in order to prepare the next major release : OpenDJ 3.0.0. While doing so, we’ve tried to keep options opened and continued to make most of the changes in the trunk/opends part, keeping the possibility to release a 2.8 version. And we’ve made tons of work in branches as well as in trunk/opendj. As part of the move to the trunk, we’ve changed the factory to now build with Maven. Finally, at the end of last week, we’ve made the switch on the nightly builds and are now building what will be OpenDJ 3, from the trunk.

For those who are regularly checking the nightly builds, the biggest change is going to be the version number. The new build is now showing a development version of 3.0.

$ start-ds -V
Build 20150506012828
 Name Build number Revision number
Extension: snmp-mib2605 3.0.0-SNAPSHOT 12206

We are still missing the MSI package (sorry to the Windows users, we are trying to find the Maven plugin that will allow us to build the package in a similar way as previously with ant), and we are also looking at restoring the JNLP based installer, but otherwise OpenDJ 3 nightly builds are available for testing, in different forms : Zip, RPM and Debian packages.

OpenDJ Nightly Builds at ForgeRock.org

We have also changed the minimal version of Java required to run the OpenDJ LDAP directory server. Java 7 or higher is required.

We’re looking forward to getting your feedback.

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Linux AD Integration with OpenDJ – by Pieter Baele

This week I stumbled upon this presentation done by Pieter Baele, about the integration of Linux, Microsoft AD and OpenDJ, to build a secure efficient naming and security enterprise service.

The presentation covers the different solutions to provide integrated authentication and naming services for Linux and Windows, and described more in depth one built with OpenDJ. Overall, it has very good information for the system administrators that need to address this kind of integration between the Linux and the Windows world.

Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 00.21.10

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Rencontrez ForgeRock à SIdO Lyon, les 7 et 8 Avril

Salon Internet des ObjetsJe serai présent avec notre équipe au SIdO, l’événement 100% dédié à l’Internet des Objets qui aura lieu à Lyon les 7 et 8 Avril 2015.

Outre notre présence dans l’espace coworking pendant les 2 jours, Lasse Andresen, CTO de ForgeRock, animera un workshop avec ARM et Schneider sur la place de l’Identité dans l’Internet des Objets, le Mercredi 8 à 13h30.

N’hésitez pas à venir nous rendre visite dans l’espace coworking.

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