Identity Fusion Blog: Directory Server

OpenDJ and the Fine Art of Impersonation

Directory servers are often used in multi-tier applications to store user profiles, preferences, or other information useful to the application.  Oftentimes the web application..

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OpenDJ Access Control Explained

An OpenDJ implementation will contain certain data that you would like to explicitly grant or deny access to.  Personally identifiable information (PII) such as a user’s home..

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OpenDJ Attribute Uniqueness (and the Effects on OpenAM)

In real life we tend to value those traits that make us unique from others; but in an identity management deployment uniqueness is essential to the authentication process and..

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Understanding OpenAM and OpenDJ Account Lockout Behaviors

The OpenAM Authentication Service can be configured to lock a user’s account after a defined number of log in attempts has failed.  Account Lockout is disabled by default, but..

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It’s OK to Get Stressed Out with OpenAM

In fact, it’s HIGHLY recommended…. Performance testing and stress testing are closely related and are essential tasks in any OpenAM deployment.

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OpenDJ Indexes Explained

Suppose that you have an OpenDJ directory server with 300,000 entries.  And further suppose that the space consumed on your disk for said directory is 1.2 GB and made up of 114..

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What do OpenDJ and McDonald’s Have in Common?

The OpenDJ directory server is highly scalable and can process all sorts of requests from different types of clients over various protocols.  The following diagram provides an..

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The OpenDJ Architecture

An understanding of the components that make up the OpenDJ Architecture is useful for administering, configuring, or troubleshooting the OpenDJ server.

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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..

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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..

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