Using data URIs with Json2Ldap

Person entries in a LDAP directory may contain photos. These are typically stored in a jpegPhoto attribute, defined in the standard inetOrgPerson schema. In this article I’ll show you how to display such JPEG images in the browser using Json2Ldap and a cool new HTML feature called data URIs. Json2Ldap is a neat LDAP gateway […]

Which LDAP servers support the Virtual List View (VLV) control?

If you’re making an LDAP search against a large directory you may potentially get a huge result set that you may rather wish to consume in chunks or “pages”. You may need this if you have a UI where results should be displayed, say, in portions of 10 or 20 at a time; also, if […]

The NimbusDS line gets a speed boost

The complete Nimbus Directory Services product line received a speed boost in June. The latest versions of Json2Ldap, JsonSSO and AuthService now feature a greatly improved JSON parser which speeds up decoding of incoming requests by impressive 380 per cent! Thanks to Uriel Chemouni from the JSON Smart project for his top work! What is […]

How to use an LDAP directory for central listing and configuration of web services

LDAP – compatible directories such as MS AD and OpenDJ are an excellent tool for bringing order and organising things. Businesses that make extensive use of web services may benefit from having all of them nicely listed and configured in a central location. A directory server can serve this purpose well, and with a gateway […]

LDAP directory in the cloud

Json2Ldap hit the cloud this month. I’ve always wanted to put up an online demo for the JSON web service for LDAP directory access and this is reality now. If you visit the NimbusDS website you’ll see a new Json2Ldap demo page where you can play with three Ajax directory applications: Online employee directory: Presents […]

Search filter checking method added to the LDAP web service

The latest 1.8.1 release of the directory web service Json2Ldap adds a new JSON-RPC method for validating search filters. It can be used for example to check user input filter strings before making an actual ldap.search request. This is a simple utility method that takes just one parameter – the filter string. Note that an […]

Launch of Nimbus Directory Services

On 1 May 2011 NimbusDS.com went live! Thanks to everyone who supported me in the early stages in getting the vision right and later on with concrete feedback as the site was evolving. So what is Nimbus Directory Services? It is the new dedicated home of all directory related software from my Dzhuvinov Software venture, […]

Json2Ldap offers new LDAP utility functions

Json2Ldap, the LDAP gateway for accessing directory servers from web devices and browser applications, now offers a new set of utility functions. These are related to distinct name (DN) processing and search filters. This new functionality is available in the latest Json2Ldap 1.8, which was released on 17 March. Here I’ll give you a brief […]