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## [SLUG] Re: OpenLDAP

• To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
• Subject: [SLUG] Re: OpenLDAP
• From: Angus Lees <gusl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
• Date: Wed Sep 5 08:33:02 2001
• User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

\begin{Howard Lowndes}
> I have a vague understanding of the LDIF format, at least enough to get
> by, but users are going to want something that allows Add, Modify, Delete
> of selected entries, all under some sort of tight control.  This is where
> I am seeking a web based solution.  Frankly if you presented a user with
> the web2ldap interface they would run a mile because a lot of the labels
> for the fields are straight out of the schema and about as understandable
> as a foreign tongue.

openldap has a neato ldaptemplates.conf, and a few library routines to
use it.

i wrote some perl bindings for the library routines, but never got
around to using it in a web page (i wrote most of a perl-tk app tho)

with that and ldapsearchprefs.conf (which i also wrote perl bindings
for), you should be able to come up with a very easy to use (and yet
still general purpose) interface.

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- Gus