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OpenLDAP support for IBM Security Verify Bridge for Directory Sync tool

The tool currently only works for Active Directory or IBM Security Directory Server. For customers using OpenLDAP (e.g. on Linux), this means they have to manually add thousands of users to the Cloud Directory in IBM Security Verify which is very painful.

  • Guest
  • Nov 10 2021
  • Not under consideration
  • Admin
    PHILIP NYE commented
    18 Nov, 2021 01:52am

    Hi James,

    We're going to mark this as "Not under consideration" at this time, but in paralllel, we'll investigate a longer term plan to expand the support of the bridge with other directories, as you've suggested. We just won't offer any timeline at this stage.


  • Guest commented
    11 Nov, 2021 02:56pm

    Hi Milan,

    Thanks for the response. I was not aware that the existing SDS support would mean it should also work for OpenLDAP; I have not tested the sync tool with an OpenLDAP directory yet. If you think it works already then I'll give it a go.

    This feature request was more about making sure the existing sync tool can support OpenLDAP directories. If we can get it to run on Linux too, that would be wonderful (and makes sense as I doubt OpenLDAP users are also Windows users, they'll probably be wanting to run the tool on Linux).

  • Admin
    MILAN PATEL commented
    11 Nov, 2021 02:35pm

    Thank you for your idea, James - we have plans to support Linux for the Verify Bridge for Directory Synch.

    Regarding your comments on OpenLDAP vs the properties provide by Security Directory Server, is support for the bridge for directory synch sufficient as is, so as long as it is supported on Linux?

    Support for OpenLDAP specifically is on the backlog - we've found the SDS LDAP support has overlap in OpenLDAP - are there specific use cases not support with the current SDS support?

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