April 10, 2014

Symas Products Not Susceptible to Recent OpenSSL “Heartbleed” Vulnerability

Within the past few days the internet has flooding with news and discussion of a recent OpenSSL vulnerability with far reaching impact (details). The good news [...]

 
March 21, 2014

Symas OpenLDAP 2.4.39-1 Released

Symas OpenLDAP 2.4.39-1 has been released and is available for download from our portal. The following platforms are available now:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4/ [...]

 
March 9, 2014

Software Design and Trustworthiness

GnuTLS was all over the news last week, but shouldn’t have been. We’d discussed its problems back in 2008…

The investigation that prompted th [...]

 
December 14, 2013

Thoughts on Translucency

Our EMC Partner’s Senior Architect has been out preaching the magic of translucency. When I mention that to folks, I get kind of a technical blank-stare. [...]

 
December 5, 2013

Getting Down and Dirty with LMDB: Q&A with Symas Corporation’s Howard Chu About Symas’s Lightning Memory-Mapped Database

Introduction
Howard Chu, the Chief Architect for the OpenLDAP Project and CTO of Symas Corporation, discusses Symas’s Lightning Memory-Mapped Database (LMDB), [...]

 
December 3, 2013

This is Not Your Father’s Directory Server

In the mid 1990s I was working on a project to develop a large-scale user and access management system. Because this system had to be able to scale to large num [...]

 
November 8, 2013

An Introduction to Role-Based Access Control ANSI INCITS 359-2004

ANSI RBAC
ANSI RBAC Explained
Misnomers abound as to what constitutes a working Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) system. With ANSI RBAC, Groups are not Roles an [...]

 
November 7, 2013

RBAC and ABAC

Symas Corporation recently merged with Joshua Tree Software, developers of the Fortress Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) Open Source Software suite. Fortress is [...]

 
November 7, 2013

Symas OpenLDAP 2.4.37-1 Released

Symas OpenLDAP 2.4.37-1 has been released and is available for download from our portal. The following platforms are available now:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4/ [...]

 
August 27, 2013

Symas OpenLDAP 2.4.36-1 Released

Symas OpenLDAP 2.4.36-1 Released
Symas OpenLDAP 2.4.36-1 has been released and is available for download from our portal. The following platforms are available [...]