[CalendarServer-users] LDAP authentication

David Reid dreid at apple.com
Wed May 9 13:45:48 PDT 2007

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On May 9, 2007, at 1:28 PM, Ben Gollmer wrote:

> On May 9, 2007, at 12:25 PM, David Reid wrote:
>> It should be possible to use python-ldap[1] without any design  
>> changes to the twistedcaldav.directory APIs however python-ldap is  
>> not an asynchronous API so it's performance in our twisted server  
>> may be suboptimal and require the use of a caching mechanism  
>> similar to OpenDirectoryService's.
>> P.S. If anyone feels incredibly motivated to pursue any course of  
>> action along the lines of implementing some sort of LDAP Directory  
>> Service I'm sure it would be welcome.
> I'd like to take a crack at it. I'm familiar with Python LDAP  
> programming, not so much with the calendar server's source  
> (although I have been using it for several months now). I'm also  
> interested in the potential of using other LDAP directories as  
> authentication backends.
> I can see that I have to implement the methods in  
> twistedcaldav.directory.directory; anyplace else I should look to  
> get started?

The formal interface definition is in  
twistedcaldav.directory.idirectory.  You may also look at the  
appleopendirectory source in that same directory.

- -David

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