The 4th LDAP international conference will be in Paris…

ldapcon_2013_logo_line_dateLDAPCon, the LDAP international conference is taking place every other year. So, after 2007, 2009 and 2011, the 4th LDAP international conference has been announced and will take place on November 18-19, in Paris France.

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.

Call for Papers have been raised. You have up to September 8th 2013 to submit your talk. You can find all details, important dates or topic ideas on the LDAPCon CFP page.

You can also track the event, the availability of tickets, the attendees, or indicate your participation on the LDAPCon page on  Lanyrd.

I hope to see you in Paris in November.

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OpenDJ 2.6.0 is now available

OpenDJ-300x100I am really happy to announce the general availability of OpenDJ 2.6.0, a major update of ForgeRock  directory service product, built from the tag 2.6.0 (revision 9086 in our SVN repository).

OpenDJ 2.6.0 brings a lot of added value, including :

– A REST to LDAP service, allowing an easy access to directory data using HTTP/JSON. The service can be run either embedded in the server or as a standalone web application.

– A new upgrade process to ease transition from OpenDJ 2.4.5 or newer to 2.6.

– New Linux native packages (RPM and Debian) to facilitate the automatic deployment of OpenDJ in the private and public cloud.

– OpenDJ can be configured to delegate authentication to a Microsoft Active Directory service, providing tighter integration with Microsoft environment without the burden of synchronizing passwords.

– An optional extension to remove specific attributes from updates, making it more flexible and easier to deal with legacy applications and migration tasks.

– A way to synchronize SAMBA password attributes with the user’s password.

– Some improvements on the integrity of references, that is now enforced at creation or on update.

– More flexible and efficient audit logs.

– A Java based LDAP software development kit.

– An official stable documentation.

For the complete list of new features, enhancements and fixed defects, please read the release notes.

The binaries can be downloaded from ForgeRock Downloads.

Over the course of the development of OpenDJ, we’ve received many contributions, in form of code, issues raised in our JIRA, documentation… We address our deepest thanks to all the contributors and developers :

Aiman Tahboub, Alan Evans, Arturo V Sanchez, Auke Schrijnen, Bernhard Thalmayr, Brent Palmer, Bruno Vernay, Chris Dowey, Chris Ridd, Christophe Sovant, Dan Gardner, Danny Turner, Darin Perusich, Donal Duane, Elliot Kendall, Eswar Moorthy, Fred Voss, Gael Allioux, Gary Williams, German Parente, Göran Odmyr, Ian McGlothlin, Jamie Nelson, Jean-Noël Rouvignac, Jeff Blaine, Jeffrey Crawford, Jens Elkner, Lana Frost, Laurent Bristiel, Ludovic Poitou, Manuel Gaupp, Manuel Schallar, Mark Craig, Mark Gibson, Marko Harjula, Martin Sperle, Matthew Stevenson, Matthew Swift, Miroslav Fadrhonc, Mitch Silverstein, Nemanja Lukić, Nicholas Sushkin , Nikolay Belaevski, Per-Olov Sjoholm, Peter Major, Rauli Ikonen, Sachiko Wallace, Slavomir Katuscak, Tomas Forsman, Vanessa Richie, Violette Roche, Willi Burmeister

Happy 4th of July everyone !