LDAPCon 2015

22494196563_56cdbd5a6c_zTime flies… LDAPCon 2015 has happened and we all have returned from Edinburgh to our daily lives.

As for the previous editions, this year’s conference was well attended, very friendly, with plenty of time to socialize around a (few) pint(s) of beer.

23126811911_71434b0311_mDavid Goodman started the conference with a keynote presentation that illustrated the long path followed by LDAP, but also how important it still is in the major industries, especially in the Telco world.

My 2 presentations were given on the first day of the conference. The first one was about “LDAP Asynchronous Programming” and the Promises API we’ve added in the OpenDJ LDAP SDK.

The second presentation was an update on the OpenDJ project with a highlight on what is in the OpenDJ 3.0 release due mid December.

All of the presentations are already available through the web site, either in the Programme section, or directly in the Downloads section.

Thanks and kudos to this year’s organisers : Andrew Findlay and Stephen Quinney.

As usual, you can get a glimpse of the conference and people on my photo album.

LDAPCon 2015 photo album by Ludovic Poitou
LDAPCon 2015

LDAPCon is this week…

Starting Wednesday with tutorials, and the main conference on Thursday and Friday, the 5th International LDAP Conference happens in Edinburg, this week.

I will be there during the 3 days, along with several members of the OpenDJ team. I hope to see you there.

ForgeRock is a platinium sponsor of the conference. We are offering a free pass to the conference. If you can be in Edinburg at the end of the week and you are interested, please reach out to me.

ForgeRock at Grenoble Ekiden…

21680633313_c13f693bcc_zLast Sunday, ForgeRock team participated in the Ekiden, a marathon organized in Grenoble, in favor of various charities, including the “Papillons de Charcot” (literally Charcot’s butterflies, to help people with Charcot’s disease).

The race is a marathon, but run as a relay of 6 persons respectively running 5km, 10km, 5km, 10km, 5km and 7.195km).

The ForgeRock team did great and finished in 3 h 28 min and 6 secs. Congrats to the team and we’re looking forward to next year edition, see if we can register 2 teams.


Identity Summit London 2015

Mike Ellis, ForgeRock CEO at London Identity SummitLast week, ForgeRockhosted the London edition of the Identity Summit 2015. It was a great event, very successful with over 200 attendees to discuss identity, digital transformation and IoT.ForgeRock Identity Summit London Attendees

My coworker Markus has published a detailed recap of the Summit, so I leave you with my usual picture gallery. Enjoy !

Screen Shot 2015-10-14 at 18.26.19There will be two other Identity Summits in November this year. One in Amsterdam on November 5, one in Düsseldorf on November 12. If you haven’t registered yet, it’s still time !

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…

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


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.