OpenDS Tab Sweep April 27

It’s been a while since I last swept my browser’s tabs. OpenDS is being used and mentioned more and more those days.

  • Masoud Kalali, in the Java zone of, wrote a long and detailed article demonstrating how to do end to end security with JavaDB. One of the mechanism for securing the access to the database is LDAP based authentication and authorization and Masoud details how to use OpenDS to enable this.
  • In the Architects zone of, Masoud again published an interview with me (yeah, I know, but a little bit of self promotion never hurts) about the OpenDS project and Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition.
  • Johan Andersson, wrote a blog post on the subject of LDAP and MySQL Cluster, describing some of the work we’ve done in the OpenDS project (and that has also been conducted in OpenLDAP).
  • On a different note, I came accross the Ldap Synchronization Connector (LSC) open source project (under the BSD license), delivering tools to to synchronize a LDAP directory from a list of data sources including any database with a JDBC connector, another LDAP directory, flat files… LSC seems a pretty new and confidential project, yet they are listing a few real customers based deployments. LSC is written in Java, and uses OpenDS as an embedded directory server.
  • OpenDS on Amazon EC2. An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) built on the OpenSolaris AMI, with OpenDS pre-installed and ready to use is now available and supported. This was announced along with AMI for GlassFish and OpenSSO.

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Meeting the OpenDS and OpenSSO teams…

The OpenSSO and OpenDS communities will be gathering twice in the coming months.

In an “unconference” format, join us for a day or half-day of discussions and presentations with users, deployers and developers of our identity related open source projects.

May 5, 2009 in Munich.

This second OpenSSO Community Day will take place at the Deutschen Museum, München (Munich), Germany, kindly hosted by the European Identity Conference 2009.

If you haven’t done so, it is still time to register, but hurry up, there are few remaining seats.

And suggest your ideas, proposals for presentations on the OpenSSO Community Wiki page.

Note that OpenSSO Community Day attendees are eligible for a 20% discount on registration for the European Identity Conference. Quote discount code OPENSSO when registering.

May 31, 2009 in San Francisco, just before CommunityOne and JavaOne.

The third OpenSSO Community Day will be at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, immediately before the CommunityOne West and JavaOne conferences.

Still in an ‘unconference’ format, the agenda includes all of Sun’s open source identity projects: OpenDS, OpenSSO and Identity Connectors. Suggest your ideas, proposal for presentations at

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