NetLinx and LDAP

Harald FrickHarald Frick Junior MemberPosts: 20
Has anyone in the forum tried to access a directory service from NetLinx via LDAP?

LDAP means "Lightweight Directory Access Protocol" and in the IT world is quite commonly used to access a directory service. The directory service is basically a distributed hierarchical database which provides information about user groups, persons, printers, etc... Here are some details on LDAP: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ldap

The directory service is the central lookup point. Your email client for example could search for a persons name and retrieve the email address (if it can access a directory service via LDAP).

The same method yould be very nice from a NetLinx if you want to read details about persons or devices. An interesting application would be to read the phone number of a person or the number you have to dial for video conferencing etc... This type of information usually exists already in the directory service on the local network.

So back to the question: Has anyone tried this already and how?

Of course one could use some "software interfaces" like a web-page (similar to i!-DatabasePlus) or write a i!-PCLink/Plus application. Better would be a direct implementation in the NetLinx master either on OS level or maybe with a ready to use Java-Class under Duet!

Any thoughts and feedback are welcome.

Regards, Harald

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