WebDAV Client – Windows 7
August 26, 2010
Since I’ve already got Linux & OSX talking to my LDAP/WebDAV enabled Apache, I needed to finish my trifecta… Windows. Specifically, Windows 7. I had heard that it is possible to map WebDAV shares as network drives, just like you would with Samba. Of course, what you hear, what you hope for, and what Windows actually lets you do aren’t always the same (and usually ends with pain).
Apache + WebDav + LDAP = Pure Bliss
August 20, 2010
As I discussed previously, I got fed up with Samba file sharing (when trying to use LDAP) and went to the joy that was WebDAV. As it turned out, it is extremely easy to get LDAP authentication on Apache and combine that with WebDAV; today I’ll show you how.
Installing & Configuring OpenDS 2.2 on Ubuntu 10.04
August 19, 2010
Recently, I’ve needed to setup an open source centralized authentication server. After research and testing some of the options, I settled on OpenDS, and while I’m leery of anything running Java, I’ll admit… OpenDS is really nice. Most importantly, getting it up and running is a piece of cake.
Samba and LDAP DO NOT MIX
August 18, 2010
Recently I was tasked with helping a company implement a centralized authentication system, and they wanted to go all open source. This isn’t unreasonable in my book, though it is a little unusual. Of course the words “Open Source Authentication” directly translates to LDAP, the only question is which LDAP software you’re going to use. There are a number of options including OpenLDAP (slapd), Fedora Directory Server (389), OpenDS, Apache Directory Server, and a handful of smaller projects. On top of the LDAP directory they wanted me to add a number of services including email and file sharing. This is the story of how Samba sucks…