LDAP schema for Secure Remote Password authentication

Here is a simple LDAP schema for storing Secure Remote Password (SRP-6a) authentication credentials. It defines an object class srp6Account which can be attached to any directory entry to enable SRP-6a authentication for it. The SRP salt and verifier are stored in a text attribute called srp6Verifier. dn: cn=schema objectClass: top objectClass: ldapSubentry objectClass: subschema […]

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 […]

Easy LDAP user authentication over the web

AuthService is a simple web service software offered by Nimbus Directory Services. It can authenticate users against any LDAP directory using a web-friendly HTTP+JSON protocol. Where to use? AuthService can be used in any situation where you have to authenticate user credentials (login) over the web against an LDAP-compatible directory such as Microsoft Active Directory, […]

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 […]