A tool to manage users in an LDAP dictionary or a MySQL database.
The DN's used in
tester.rb are obviously not applicable for other sites.
Additionally they do not reflect the current structure used here at
To test anything you need to have a directory and use fitting DN's for testing.
What is there
- Various data-models (user, group, mailAccount, mailALias, etc.)
- These might be stored in different storage backends
- These storage engines are queried with different query languages.
- The model specifies which data is queried.
- The storage engine decides how the data is queried.
Conflict: With ldap it is difficult to separate the which from the how.
Possible solution: Some kind of factory that initializes the concrete database by the class of the model and the class of the storage engine.
Alternative: Instead of a separate factory it might be feasable to create a generic database class with a method to create an instance by a given model.
Problem: Then the database class has to know the initialization information for the associated model, which is an implementation detail of the model in fact. So this information should come from somewhere else but probably not from the model, because it probably also needs implementation details of the database class.
Maybe: it is possible to do something by nameing conventions. But it might be cleaner to have a separate configuration file for each storage backend in which the necessary informations for the queries of the models can be configured.
A yaml file for this might look like this: (ldap.yml)
ldap: # => wenn es pro Datenbank ne eigenen datei gibt ist das nicht noetig host: host.one.virtual port: 389 queries: User: baseDn: ou=user,o=system,dc=weird-web-workers,dc=org filter: (objectClass=posixAccount) Group: baseDn: ou=group,o=system,dc=weird-web-workers,dc=org filter: (objectClass=posixGroup) ...
As an alternative of a single mapping file we could create one mapping file for each mode / storage backend combination. These would be very small and fast readable.
model - user.rb - group.rb - site.rb - mailalias_role.rb - mailalias_person.rb - mailaccount.rb data - ldap.rb data - config - ldap.yml adapter - ldap.rb - config - ldap - user.yml - group.yml - site.yml - mailalias_role.yml - mailalias_person.yml - mailaccount.yml
- A running test dictionary or database
Just email me.
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