Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Directory Independence Beta available with Domino 8.5.1

While roadmap for Directory Independence is planned for 8.5.2 , IBM has released Beta by using a new Directory Assistance Template (da851.ntf).

IBM Technote for same --> Directory Assistance template(s) in Notes and Domino 8.5.1

Overview of Directory Independence (DI):
  • Option to use LDAP directory instead of Domino Directory for people and group information
  • Optional deployment choice -- can continue to use Domino Directory as usual
  • Domino Directory continues to be supported
  • Active Directory will be first implementation planned for DI
  • Store Domino person attributes and groups in LDAP
  • Other information will be stored in a Domino Configuration DB
  • Tools will be provided to migrate Domino person attributes into LDAP
  • Allows for phased migration to new directory
  • New Domino directory APIs for applications integration
Future: Support additional LDAP directories

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