An OpenLDAP Followup
May 14, 2005 1 Comment
After this post I received some feedback and also noticed this post asking why I though Red Hat was dropping support for OpenLDAP. From a session I attended at FedoraCON, that was the idea I got. Looking into it further, it seems this is untrue and that Red Hat will likely be supporting both. I apologize. I think supporting both is probably best anyway – choice is always good. The linked post also makes a good point, and one that I actually meant to mention last time but didn't (while I didn't read all 62 pages, I did read the page referenced). Comparing AD and OpenLDAP really isn't fair – AD is a purpose-built system that is a native User Management mechanism in win2003. Much effort has gone into that integration. OpenLDAP is not a native User Management mechanism in RHEL, nor has much effort gone into any integration. Additionally, OpenLDAP is a full featured LDAP implementation that in the end in infinitely more flexible than AD. I think this brings out one of the great things about the blogosphere. We can have frank and honest discussions about things and learn from one another.