A problem you might face while extending the OpenDJ functionality with a plugin is to develop proper unit tests. OpenDJ comes with a set of tools to facilitate the testing, but since they are tightly integrated within the build framework, you might find it difficult to execute your unit tests from outside of the framework. This article will try to give you short guidelines on how to integrate and execute your tests.
We have previously written about the plugin development for OpenDJ based on the example-plugin.zip which comes with the binary distribution. However, as OpenDJ is evolving and slowly migrating to Maven, on the initiative of the ForgeRock team we have come up with the Maven archetype to make the plugin development easier and more developer friendly. Read more…
Although the integration of OpenDJ with Samba is not explicitly documented, it does exist for OpenDS – which, as we already know, is the same product as OpenDJ. However, what is not covered is the synchronisation for the Samba password attributes with the LDAP password. This is the aspect we would try to cover in this article.
While OpenDS plugin development was fairly well documented, it has evolved with OpenDJ while available information has not. I will try here to share some of my experience which might help you save some time until the plugin API becomes stable enough to be officially documented.
Liferay is a popular open source portal solution written in J2EE technology. It features abundance of portlets and plug-ins, as well as many integration options for popular access management and identity solutions. Unfortunately, OpenDJ is not found anywhere in the official (or extra official) documentation. No need to worry as the set-up is more or less trouble-free.