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The Symas Blog

Better Management for Directory (LDAP) Traffic

  Many LDAP Directories have several servers handling requests from many clients. The load on each server varies. Redirecting traffic when a server goes away can be a challenge. There are companies offering “network load balancers.” They are usually pretty...

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New Release: Symas OpenLDAP 2.4.47-2 Available

  Symas is continuously striving to provide our customers with excellent products. This on-going pursuit leads us to offer the latest Production Release of Symas OpenLDAP Gold, 2.4.47-2. Current customers, please visit https://downloads.symas.com to download...

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Adding Contextual Information to the RBAC Decision

We don’t have to throw the baby out with the bathwater. RBAC has many good aspects that we’d like to preserve. It’s standards-based, meaning various implementations should interoperate. It works, and is already in place, pretty much everywhere. But we’d like to be able to sprinkle in a bit of context, allowing us to fix the role explosion problem, without breaking its interoperability, or bringing in another implementation, with yet another protocol.

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How-To Guide: Two-Factor Authentication

Passwords, everyone loves to hate them and still, in the era of digital certificates, fingerprints, and voice recognition, we use them on a daily basis and want users to memorize tens of different complex passwords. So they cheat and passwords get reused, written down on a piece of paper, you name it. Not that service providers always get this right either.

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Who put ABAC in my RBAC?

Readers know that Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) is a bit of an obsession with me. It stems from the want to have something like an ABAC system in my little bag of tricks. An authorization engine that scales to everyday usage, without proprietary, bloated or cumbersome baggage to weigh it down.

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3 Turn Productions applauds service from Symas

In 2013 the president of Three Turn Productions, Judy Tyrer, reached out to the Symas Corporation for database help as she was preparing to launch her virtual roleplaying game, called Ever, Jane. The support she received then, and now, has been unrivaled. Click to learn how Symas helped her company.

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Howard Chu Shares What to Expect with OpenLDAP 2.5

Howard Chu is the Chief Technology Officer at Symas, the Chief Architect of the OpenLDAP Project,  and an overall amazingly entertaining fiddle player (Google it.) This spring Howard spoke at FLOSS UK about the upcoming release of OpenLDAP 2.5. Tom Yates compiled a nice article summarizing these highlights. Click to read.

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