On 18. 09. 19 7:53, Sven-Torben Janus wrote:
I incorporated your remarks and updated the PR.
I've merged the PR, Thanks!
I am quite sure that it does not break MSAD. However, do we need to consider backwards
compatibility for existing Keycloak instances with eDirectory connectivity?
I think your PR didn't break backwards compatibility as the GUID parsing
just didn't work before. If someone used different UUID attribute, which
is not mapped to binary attribute (EG. uid), things won't be changed for
him anyway and will still work. If there is still something broken for
someone, he can report it and we can fix later. TBH we don't care much
about novell eDirectory anyway, so doesn't worth to introduce some new
switches or code complexity just to be 1000% sure that nothing was
broken for older eDirectory.
> On 17. Sep 2019, at 17:02, Marek Posolda <mposolda(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> sorry for late response.
>> On 30. 08. 19 16:33, Sven-Torben Janus wrote:
>> Hey all!
>> one of my customers wants to implement user federation with eDirectory as LDAP
server in place. Everything works fine as long as "Import users" is
>> When activating the import, users can no longer be imported. The import fails
with the exception shown in https://issues.jboss.org/browse/KEYCLOAK-10942
LDAP attribute" is set to "guid".
>> The exception seems to come from incorrect parsing of the guid attribute in LDAP.
The guid attribute in eDirectory is binary, but is not parsed as such.
>> I have prepared a PR https://github.com/keycloak/keycloak/pull/6251
to fix this.
> Thanks for the PR. Added comment to your PR, but hopefully we can have it in.
>> However, I am unsure about the current state of support for eDirectory. I have
seen these PRs and tickets which indicate eDirectory is supported:
>> * https://github.com/keycloak/keycloak/pull/1154
>> * https://lists.jboss.org/pipermail/keycloak-user/2015-April/002023.html
>> I can also choose "Novell eDirectory" from the Vendor list, so I assume
it is supported.
>> In contrast I see tickets like this one, where it states that it isn't
>> * https://issues.jboss.org/browse/KEYCLOAK-3099
(btw: that seems to be the
same issue as described in KEYCLOAK-10942)
>> And there has been a discussion around a similar (the same?) issue, years ago:
>> Can anyone please clarify on the current state of eDirectory support and whether
my fix has a chance be released?
> Keycloak team doesn't test with Novell eDirectory and doesn't officially
support it. It was community contribution. As such, it is not maintained by Keycloak team
and supporting is community "best-effort" . I am even thinking about removing
that vendor from the list to make it more clear that it is not officially supported.
Thanks for fixing the eDirectory and hope we can have your PR in when it is 100% sure it
doesn't break MSAD (which is far more important for Keycloak than novell eDirectory
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