Archive/category: Technology

Unlocking the Mystery behind the OpenDJ User Database

One question that arises time and time again pertains to the manner in which OpenDJ stores it entry data and how this differs from the Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition (previously known as Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition). The following information is from ForgeRock’s OpenDJ Administration, Maintenance and Tuning Class and has been used with the Read more

The Most Complete History of Directory Services You Will Ever Find

I started working with Directory Servers back in 1997 when Netscape was but a fledging company. Over the past 15 years a lot has changed. Companies have come and gone and code has changed hands more times than I care to remember. But one thing remains the same – that little effort started by Tim Howes, Read more

The Road Back to Eden

We oftentimes view new technologies as providing us with the path back to Eden – that which returns us to leisure and care free living.  Yet with each new technological improvement, our lives do not become easier, they are simply changed. The widespread availability of electricity and electric appliances in the early 1900s, promised to transform the Read more