Sometimes, there’s no way around speaking a particular protocol. This can be the case with legacy software, or software that isn’t easy to modify. One of the most common protocols understood across a wide variety of software is LDAP.

LDAP is an incredibly extensive protocol, with an extensions system that allows it to handle any kind of data that can be encoded as an octet string. In order to support this use case, a NetAuth LDAP proxy is being developed. This proxy will enable applications that speak exclusively LDAP to gain limited read-only access to the data held in the NetAuth system.

Because LDAP is a very complex and extensible protocol, not all of its features will be available via the proxy. For the initial development support will be focused around permitting interoperability with Hashicorp Vault’s LDAP auth backend.

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