How to debug CORS requests with Firebug

Firebug, the indispensable Firefox add-on for serious developers, is great for debugging web apps that make use of the new CORS mechanism for cross-domain requests. The acronym CORS stands for Cross-Origin Resource Sharing and was developed by a group of web activists to address the issue of making browser cross-domain requests in a standards-compliant way. […]

ForgeRock forks OpenDS to create OpenDJ

Last week I learned that ForgeRock, a fresh company formed by people from Sun’s directory + IdM business who decided to leave after Oracle’s takeover (no surprise here, I suppose), has forked Sun’s open source Java directory OpenDS to start a new project under the name OpenDJ. Perhaps not coincidentally, Mr. Ludovic Poitou, until recently […]

Escaping special chars in LDAP search filters

When programming against the Json2Ldap web API (or for that matter, against any LDAP backend) it’s good to sanitise any user input that may go into a search filter. A typical case is authentication (login or single sing-on) applications, where an input username or email must be used to resolve a user’s distinct name (DN) […]