Virtual Directory Options
May 29, 2012 3:26 PM Subscribe
Are Commercial LDAP Virtual Directory Applications Worth The Money?
posted by scharpy to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
I'm looking at FOSS options to implement a virtual directory for a specific application going live soon (getting user and group data from several source databases and LDAPs and relaying authentication requests to other LDAPs). There are several tools out there designed for this or can be configured to work like this (e.g. Penrose, MyVirtualDirectory, OpenDS in first case and OpenLDAP, ApacheDS, ldapjs in the second case).
The FOSS projects/applications that specifically are designed to do this are mostly defunct. The other ones seem to have the capability, but feel like I'd be using them in a kind of "off-label" way. So I'm considering using one of the commercial products in this area (OptimalIdM, RadiantOne, Quest, UnboundID, Oracle Virtual Directory or Oracle Unified Directory).
Does anyone have recent experience in this space that can make some recommendations?
Aside: I'm sure some readers have noticed there's some hidden project management issues here, recommendations along those lines are welcome. Given set of circumstances I'm in, however, I'm much more interested in responses regarding the viability of virtual directories and experience with them. :)