[security-dev] IDM: LDAP Custom Attributes

Pedro Igor Silva psilva at redhat.com
Thu Dec 6 06:50:23 EST 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Anil Saldhana" <Anil.Saldhana at redhat.com>
> To: security-dev at lists.jboss.org
> Sent: Thursday, December 6, 2012 12:06:03 AM
> Subject: [security-dev] IDM: LDAP Custom Attributes
> Pedro,
>     we had discussions on performance associated in querying custom
> attributes in the LDAP implementation. I realized that since we will
> have an identity cache operating in the IDM layer. The cache needs to
> have LRU entries (or whatever policy that gets configured) thus
> avoiding
> round trips to the Identity Store.

You're right, one of the biggest challenges is how to perform well when querying attributes that are not part of the LDAP schema. Those attributes are not searchable and we need to make most of the query logic inside the store.

> Bolek had opined about the use of LDAP entry change notifications to
> update the IDM cache. This is when the admin may have used some form
> of
> LDAP browser to update the entries or update happens via software not
> controlled by IDM.

Ok, going to consider that too.

> Regards,
> Anil
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