Directory Services Breakthrough!


I was working on my directory management web app today and am nearly all wrapped up with a pretty big feature – a single password reset for both eDirectory and Active Directory at the same time!

You might think this is a small feature, until you realize how terrible iManager is. There are alternatives, like Microsoft’s ILM, or Novell’s DirXML, however those products are pretty expensive and quite frankly, overkill. Our eDirectory environment is on the way out, and most of the data in it is not ‘clean’, so we don’t want to replicate that over to our new “pristine” Active Directory.

That being said, I was squirming a little when I had to extend the schema for Microsoft’s Office Communication Server. Hopefully it will be worth it…

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