UDS Maverick: Call for Blueprints for Ubuntu Server

Andreas Hasenack andreas at canonical.com
Wed Apr 28 16:45:41 UTC 2010

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On 04/27/2010 04:47 PM, Roderick B. Greening wrote:
> I second this.
> I am attempting (unsuccessfully) to get an Open LDAP setup so that I can 
> perform authentication across systems and services.
> It would be ideal if there were an easy way to setup LDAP and via some basic 
> questions, get you up an running.
> I'm all for helping out on such an endevour (from the "what I need it to do" 
> department and not the technical of LDAP.. which I am weak on).

Hi, I created openldap-dit.

The goal of the openldap-dit project was never to create a set of tools
to create users and other objects in the directory, but rather setup a
basic tree, with reasonable default ACLs, on which new LDAP
administrators could build on and have a starting place for whatever
setup they wanted. I know trees can take many shapes and forms.

It can surely be simplified by removing dns and dhcp, which are the most
complex branches in there I think, specially since bind in ubuntu
doesn't work with ldap so well.

I also think that the move to cn=config made it more difficult, if not
impossible, for people not familiar with ldap to get to a starting
point, at least without something like a default dit with an admin and
some basic ACLs. The DIT I created I think helps, and I would love to
hear some feedback about people who tried to use it. I know some of its
pain points, but without people complaining or using it I don't have
much motivation to fix it. And I'm at fault with that, because I never
exactly made it very public.

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