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

From: Matt DeMoss <demoss.matt@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 16:04:09 -0400
Message-ID: <BANLkTim9va5yZrJ9s4hd=58aZyM2T+dBTQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>, Mo McRoberts <mo.mcroberts@bbc.co.uk>, Peter Williams <home_pw@msn.com>, "public-xg-webid@w3.org XG" <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
Are you using either LDAPS or LDAP + StartTLS? Is the authenticity of
attributes addressed in some other way?


On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 3:54 PM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
> On 6/30/11 8:22 PM, Henry Story wrote:
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>> Kingsley  tweeted few pictures on his ldap WEbID implementation:
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>>    http://twitpic.com/5j0ucl
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>> 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.
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> Kingsley
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>> Henry
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>> On 30 Jun 2011, at 00:00, Henry Story wrote:
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>>> 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
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>> Social Web Architect
>> http://bblfish.net/
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> OpenLink Software
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