Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Mac Java 1.5 and GSSAPI

The current Mac Java 1.5 is borked ala Sun's java 1.5 pre _07 - it can't do GSSAPI to LDAP correctly.

The Apple folks are behind the Sun release Kerberos wise.

This is throwing off all my developer-metrics for these jobs. I had to write an alternative LDAP class and inject it into my UDP - this class reads users from XML and caches them. If something references a user outside of the XML the new user is created in the memory cache and everything continues. All this is much faster than reaching out to the mighty OpenLDAP pool.

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