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Re: ldap = Re: [foaf-protocols] WebID test suite

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 20:54:51 +0100
Message-ID: <4E0CD48B.40602@openlinksw.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
CC: Mo McRoberts <mo.mcroberts@bbc.co.uk>, Peter Williams <home_pw@msn.com>, "public-xg-webid@w3.org XG" <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
On 6/30/11 8:22 PM, Henry Story wrote:
> Kingsley  tweeted few pictures on his ldap WEbID implementation:
>
>     http://twitpic.com/5j0ucl
>
> Kingsley, what do you use in the ldap directory to describe the public key?
>
> Would it be worth writing up your experience on the wiki? Perhaps under protocols/ldap ?

Yes, there will be a step by guide covering:

1. Cert. Generation
2. LDAP profile management -- this includes X509 Cert. association with 
LDAP DN
3. WebID verification service.

Kingsley
>
> Henry
>
>
> On 30 Jun 2011, at 00:00, Henry Story wrote:
>
>> LDAP in semweb
>> --------------
>>
>> Following up on the idea of ldap urls in WebID endpoints.
>>
>> - What does such an ldap url look like btw? (the one we want to put in the X509 cert and that points to a dereferenceable resource)
>> - can one put a public key in there? Is there a attribute pair for those? (I guess there will be)
>>
>> That is all that is needed for ldap URL authentication
>>
>> - does ldap allow for linking between ldap directories? a kind of ldif version of linked data? Can we have a foaf:knows relation in ldap so that someone can store her friends there? Or is it perhaps better just to have a see:also link to point to an http resource which can describe relations between people and things more flexibly?
>> - How many ldap endpoints are open to the world? Do they usually allow global access to anyone, as web pages servers usually give access to anyone? Or are they mostly just closed to the company employees behind a firewall?
>>   (trying to evaluate the market size here)
>> ->  those that do could allow webid type url dereferencing
>>      + but what is the proportion of those?
>>      + how many have access control mechanisms, so that if I am a friend of ldap://orange.fr/@cn=Barbara Doe,dc=example,dc=com I would be able to access more of her ldap entries?
>>      + what is the interest of those in ldap land to open up their ldap servers this way? Why would they be interested? Who are they? Are they willing to work on WebID implementations for this, and write specs for it? (Apart from OpenLink of course)
>>
>>    Henry
> Social Web Architect
> http://bblfish.net/
>
>


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OpenLink Software
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