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Microsoft hopes LDAP will wither due to a shortage of competitive enterprise features

OpenLDAPSuretec Dear, dear me...In Centeris opens Active Directory to open source:

What about LDAP[?], the Internet directory standard, I asked.

“We looked at lots of technologies, but first we listened to our enterprise customers. They want to leverage technology in place, and Active Directory has a powerful policy engine. LDAP doesn’t have that. We don’t take a stand. We just go where the customers are.”

That, however, is the other side of the coin here. Microsoft is allowing integration with Active Directory, but over time it hopes LDAP will wither due to a shortage of competitive enterprise features.


So,

[Microsoft] hopes LDAP will wither due to a shortage of competitive enterprise features.


Sorely mistaken.

Another hook into Microsoft technology. What is wrong with pam and nss ldap[?]....Oh, it's Open Source of course.

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Welcome to the seventh issue of OpenLDAP Weekly News (OWN), the unofficial weekly newsletter for the OpenLDAP community. This will be released every Sunday (or thereabouts), covering the latest goings on in and around the OpenLDAP community. Summary

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