Re: Mysql support for LDAP
Date: May 18, 2008 01:57AM
Both the 5.0 and 6.0 branches don't support LDAP as a means of authenticating / authorizing users in MySQL.
Having said that, ITPassion is developing a plugin into the security tree of MySQL that will support authentication through the LDAP protocol (which in itself may be configured against GSSAPI, SASL, and thus provides for a wide range of proper authentication in the background).
The initial version will be against MySQL 5.0 Enterprise, however if there is enough support from Sun Microsystems / MySQL AB for this method to become widely available (as in, it is integrated in the main source tree), ITPassion will endeavour to make this plugin freely available and further support it in the future.
We believe that identity systems such as LDAP are a great way to centralize user information, authentication and authorization, and because of that, we aim to integrate LDAP protocols as much as we can in our and in OpenSource products.
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