23 Jun 2001 dsifry   » (Master)

Getting in-depth with OpenLDAP and PostgreSQL. I've been meaning to really sit down and learn LDAP - it seems pretty simple at the conceptual level. The problem is that it took me over 4 hours just to get a basic database and schema up. Then it took another 3-4 hours to build a PHP script to let me manage the schema. What a pain in the ass! Still, now tht it's done, I don't have to go through that learning curve again. Somebody ought to write up an OpenLDAP/PHP HOWTO. Perhaps in my copious spare time...

I've also been converting an old mysql-based document management system into PostgreSQL. I'm doing this mostly because I need to use PostgreSQL in a project in order to feel like I really understand it. Neither PostgreSQL nor OpenLDAP has easy-to-use documentation, too bad. Thank God I already have a pretty firm grasp on SQL. Learning the psql command isn't too hard, not much different from the mysql command.

It'll be cool to have the document management system up and authenticating against the LDAP database. Perhaps I'll then package it up and release it to the world, just what the world needs, another intranet/document mgt system... Off to bed.

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