OpenDS 1.1.0-Build002 is now available

Opends Logo TagWe have just uploaded OpenDS 1.1.0-build002, built from revision 4590 of our source tree, to our promoted builds folder.

The direct link to download the core server is:

The direct link to download the DSML gateway is:

We have also updated the archive that may be used to install OpenDS via Java Web Start. You may launch that using the URL, or visit for more i


Detailed information about this build is available at

Major changes incorporated since OpenDS 1.1.0-build001 include:

  • Revision 4513 (Issue #3501) – Fix the upgrade process from OpenDS 1.0 to OpenDS 1.1.
  • Revision 4518 (Issue #3514) – Make the DSML server multi-thread safe.
  • Revision 4524 (Issue #3527) – Fix the –log-file and –ldif-file options of all command-line utilities.
  • Revision 4528 (Issue #3504) – Add support for JCEKS keystore in the setup.
  • Revision 4530 – Upgrade the svnkit to version 1.2.0.
  • Revision 4531 – Major code commit including the following new features:

    – An updated version of the underlying database. BDB JE 3.3 is now used.

    – Attribute API refactoring providing better abstraction and improved performance.

    – A new GUI called the Control-Panel to replace the Status-Panel.

    – Some changes in the replication protocol to implement “Assured Replication Mode”.

    – Support for Service Tags on the platforms where the functionality is available and enabled.

    – The new Administration Connector service, including updates to the various command line tools.

    – Some internal re-architecting of the server.
  • Revision 4543 (Issue #3534) – Provide native Solaris packages.
  • Revision 4544 – Implement a network group dedicated to the admin connector.
  • Revision 4555 (Issue #3543) – Fix a replication protocol incompatibility between OpenDS 1.0 and OpenDS 1.1.
  • Revision 4560 (Issue #3525) – Attribute modifications were not replicated for modDN operations.
  • Revision 4564 (Issue #3553) – Enable the creation of multiple workflows with the same base DN.
  • Revision 4575 (Issue #3563) – Fix an ldapdelete error that occurred when using a properties file.
  • Revision 4580 – Add confidentiality/integrity to the SASL GSSAPI and DIGEST-MD5 mechanisms.
  • Revision 4582 (Issue #3565) – Fix a problem that prevented setup from creating a baseDN if there was a file in the user environment.
  • Revsion 4588 – Implement statistics for network groups. The stats are available under cn=monitor.

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Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 is out

Around 2001, I was collaborating with Jamie’s team to build iPlanet Directory Server Access Manager Edition, an addition on top of the successful iPlanet Directory Server.

Many years later, after many branding changes, a tons of new functionalities and supported standards, a successful open sourcing of the code and much investment in ease of use, Sun has just released the first commercial version of the OpenSSO project : Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0.

Sun OpenSSO Enterprise

OpenSSO still makes a great use of LDAP directory servers, but has even gone one step further as it includes an embedded OpenDS directory that can be used as a user store or configuration store, providing an unmatched out of the box user experience.

You can get Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 now, and if you want to learn more about it refer to the Product page.

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OpenDS principle #1 : Ease of Use.

Last week a major piece of code was committed in the OpenDS project. A new GUI named Control Panel is now part of the OpenDS daily-builds (or in the source code repository).

The OpenDS Control Panel makes it trivial for Administrators to manage the OpenDS server as well as manage the entries stored in the LDAP server. Our technical writers have been working intensively to make the documentation available on the OpenDS Documentation wiki… The ink is still wet and the content has not gone under quality review yet, but you can get a real feel of how easy it is to take control of OpenDS LDAP directory server.

Below are screenshots of the main windows and administrative tasks of the Control Panel. Click on an image for the full size display.

OpenDS Control Panel
The Control Panel

OpenDS Control Panel : Entry Management
Managing Entries

OpenDS Control Panel - Manage Schema
Managing the Schema

Control Panel - Manage Indexes
Managing Indexes

Give the tool a try and let us know what you think. You can join the OpenDS project and leave a message on the user mailing list, or on the Forum. You can get in touch with some of us on the #opends IRC channel on Or you can leave comments on this blog.

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GlassFish v3 Prelude and LDAP

Glassfish V3Today, Sun announced the immediate availability of GlassFishTM Application Server v3 Prelude and its commercially supported counterpart, Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 Prelude.

The list of benefits and features of GlassFish v3 Prelude is long and impressive.

One thing I did not see on the list but is present and working very well is LDAP support.

In the OpenDS project we document "How to secure web applications deployed in GlassFish with OpenDS". The example is written for GlassFish v2 but continues to work with GlassFish v3 Prelude.

You can also run OpenDS LDAP directory server, embedded in a Web Application deployed in GlassFish

Or deploy OpenDS DSML Gateway in GlassFish 

Learn more about GlassFish v3 Prelude in these three videos: Introducing GlassFish v3 Prelude, What’s New in GlassFish v3 Prelude?, and Java EE 6 and GlassFish. Or on The Aquarium UStream.TV channel.

Edit on Nov 7th.

I forgot to mention that there will be a chapter dedicated to OpenDS on the coming book : GlassFish in Action (and it looks like the chapter is already available in the Manning Early Access Program). 

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BigAdmin Message Of The Day on Nov 4th 2008

Captured on Sun BigAdmin front page today :

BigAdmin MOTD

A nice reminder for an article that was written some time ago. Using OpenDS with OpenSolaris will get even easier in a few months when the OpenDS server will be available in the OpenSolaris IPS package repository.

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