[Beowulf] Poll - Directory implementation

Michael Di Domenico mdidomenico4 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 09:53:33 PDT 2018

we use openldap where i work now.  it's working fine.  i guess the
first question to you is, why the push to switch?
On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 12:43 PM Tom Harvill <unl at harvill.net> wrote:
> [Because of my ignorance I mistakenly posted this inside of a list
> thread.  I'm sending it again cleanly.]
> Hello,
> Long time lurker, very infrequent poster - I enjoy this list very much.
> We run multiple clusters in different data centers with a single
> directory (LDAP) for general authentication and some user grouping for
> special purposes (eg delineating admin users for privileges). We put
> 'extra' user data in an RDBMS.
> We currently use 389-DS (aka Fedora Directory Server) and there is some
> internal pressure to switch to OpenLDAP.
> 389-DS is working well, we use the multi-master feature.  It really
> hasn't failed us.
> I'm writing this list to ask:
> - what directory solution do you implement?
> - if LDAP, which flavor?
> - do you have any opinions one way or another on the topic?
> Because 389-DS has just worked, it's sort-of out of sight and mind. I've
> been re-engaging it for a little while and from what I can see it's
> fairly well documented (I don't remember this being the case when we
> originally set it up 10+ years ago.)  I think OpenLDAP doesn't have
> integrated multi-master replication - that feature appears to be a
> bolted on script.
> Thanks in advance for your time,
> Tom
> Tom Harvill
> Holland Computing Center
> https://hcc.unl.edu
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