On Fri, 23 Nov 2012, Peter Ross wrote:
On Fri, 23 Nov 2012, Russell Coker wrote:
On Fri, 23 Nov 2012, Peter Ross
thought about using MySQL as the LDAP backend.
In that case why not just use MySQL for account data directly?
If you can, yes. But there are more authentication solutions with LDAP
backend, as with MySQL (including the Windows world), and changing the
backend does not break what's running.
P.S. OpenLDAP is using Berkeley DB as a default, I think (my OpenLDAP
under Zimbra does).
I don't know how it structures the LDAP data but I doubt that you can
create the same UID twice (BDB is a simple key=value database, so it
should baulk at the same key).
If so, one of the admins would be unlucky if he tries to insert the same
UID. Just check success in the script and inform the admin in question.