Symas OpenLDAP Directories

We offer high availability, performance, easy configuration and fast recovery. Reduce your backups and eliminate your database reloads.

 

 

The most efficient, flexible and stable OpenLDAP directory server engine available today.

Symas OpenLDAP comes as pre-compiled and fully tested libraries and installs using native OS installation tools. It’s streamlined for easy setup and administration, and supports secure authentication methods, encryption and replication.

To give you greater deployment flexibility and to help you maintain “as is” legacy environments, Symas OpenLDAP offers a choice of high-performance transaction-oriented databases, including an “old-school” database based on Oracle Berkeley DB, as well as a high-performance memory-mapped database (Symas Lightning Memory-mapped Database), based on our new open source memory-mapped b-tree technology. Both of these databases allow hot backups and automatically recover after power failures or system crashes.

Benefits

  • High performance and high availability
  • Online backups
  • Easy to configure
  • Automatic immediate recovery
  • Support for secure authentication methods, encryption, and replication.
  • Significant reduction in memory requirements - typically 1/4 of Berkeley DB databases
  • Up to 20 times read performance improvements over legacy Berkeley DB deployments
  • Minimal tuning requirements
  • Excellent performance in low-memory environments
  • Compact database core that fits entirely in the L1 cache of most modern CPUs.

See our Symas OpenLDAP options below.

The most efficient, flexible and stable LDAP directory server engine available today.

Symas OpenLDAP comes as pre-compiled and fully tested libraries and installs using native OS installation tools. It’s streamlined for easy setup and administration, and supports secure authentication methods, encryption and replication.

Benefits

  • High performance and high availability
  • Online backups
  • Easy to configure
  • Automatic immediate recovery
  • Support for secure authentication methods, encryption, and replication.
  • Significant reduction in memory requirements - typically 1/4 of Berkeley DB databases
  • Up to 20 times read performance improvements over legacy Berkeley DB deployments
  • Minimal tuning requirements
  • Excellent performance in low-memory environments
  • Compact database core that fits entirely in the L1 cache of most modern CPUs.

See our offered options below.

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Available Platforms
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Unix
Included Components
The best versions of the following open source components (100% supported by Symas) will be included:

  • OpenLDAP
  • Berkeley DB
  • OpenSSL
  • Cyrus SASL
  • Heimdal Kerberos
OpenLDAP Manuals
Easily view manual pages for every release of Symas OpenLDAP.
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Download OpenLDAP
The link below will take you to our download center where you can select between Silver or Gold.
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Gold or Silver?

Symas OpenLDAP comes in two editions. Gold is fully supported with the purchase of a support subscription. Silver is freely available, with a more streamlined feature set. See more details below. Additionally you can download a full version comparison.

OpenLDAP GOLD

The most comprehensive enterprise-grade version. It includes a number of features and functions not included in the Symas OpenLDAP Directory Silver, which go well beyond basic Directory Services: implementing functions such as in-directory password policy management, attribute uniqueness, referential integrity, database translucency, attribute constraints and more. Gold also includes the back-meta and back-LDAP remote database connectivity backends.

Symas OpenLDAP Directory Gold is available under an annual subscription that includes support, maintenance and updates. Support includes maintenance releases of the binary distribution based on Open Source Software project updates. During the subscription period, subscribers have unlimited access to updated versions of the Symas OpenLDAP distributions and to defect corrections as posted.

OpenLDAP Silver
A training and familiarization tool, also useful for early evaluations or proof-of-concept deployments. It’s available for free download for personal and commercial use. It comes with no support, and is not actively maintained. This package does not contain any of the more complex overlays offered in Symas OpenLDAP Gold, and it doesn’t support replication.
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General Characteristics

OpenLDAP Symas OpenLDAP Symas OpenLDAP
from Source Silver Gold
Integrated, tested, packaged, and ready to run
Backed by professional, dedicated support team
Self-hosted support plans
Managed services support plans
Available 24x7x365 support
Tested to ten billion entries
Automatic instantaneous recovery
ACID compliant transactional database
Online backups with full transactional integrity
Superior multi-processor scaling
Dynamic configuration
Sophisticated pull- and push-based replication capabilities
SSL authentication, encryption
Integral X.509 Certificate Authority
Kerberos authentication
Integral Key Distribution Center daemon
Fast subtree rename

Database support

Symas Lightning memory-mapped database (LMDB)
Oracle Berkeley DB
Remote LDAP with meta directory

Feature Set

Proxy authorization
Dynamic groups
Automatic groups
Attribute value constraints
Referential integrity
Access log
Audit log
Collective attributes
Dynamic directory services
In-directory password policy management
DN rewriting
Proxy cache
Server-side sorting
Virtual list views
Attribute uniqueness
ANSI INCITS-359 RBAC
Translucent entries
Home directory management

Supported Controls

Server-side sorting
Virtual list view
Manage DSA-IT
Sorted attribute values
Standards-based in-directory password policy management

Authentication Types

Simple (dn/password)
Mapped (uid/password)
SASL-EXTERNAL (certificate-basedI) extra software needed
SASL-DB extra software needed
SASL-MD5 extra software needed
SASL-GSSAPI (Kerberos) extra software needed
Time-based one-time password (TOTP) extra software needed
AD Pass-through extra software needed
PAM extra software needed

Password Hash Types

Cleartext (no hashing)
SHA, SSHA, SSHA256, SSHA384, SSHA512, SSHA256, SHA384, and SHA512 basic SHA and SSHA
MD5, SMD5
Kerberos
SMB
Blowfish
Remote performance monitoring
Server-based referral handling
Rich access control capabilities

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