A new security hole has been found in OS X Lion where usernames can be authenticated without providing a password on systems bound to LDAP servers.
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Network software provider Novell announced plans to release a software developer kit for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) technology, a key component of its NDS directory software. The "open source" kit is based on code from the OpenLDAP public license and will be released as part of Novell's overarching developer kit. The company also announced a technology and marketing alliance with middleware software maker Talarian.
Software development tool company Haht Software has announced a component for adding Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) support to applications built using its HahtSite development tool. The component, posted to the company's Web site, lets developers add LDAP to software in order to access directory services on Netscape Communications and Microsoft server software.
When interoperability questions arise, LDAP is offered as the panacea, despite continuing concerns that the widely supported protocol is not ready for prime time.
Shiva announced two new management software applications intended to make it easier for corporations to combine dial and virtual private network resources. The Shiva Access Manager 4.0 for Windows and an accompanying update to the company's Shiva Certificate Authority Pro allow administrators to manage users and groups from a single interface. The new software also now supports LDAP, the de facto directory access standard, and the SNMP management protocol. Both new versions are available this month.
3Com announced new plans to deliver on its vision for policy-based networking. By the third quarter, the firm will support LDAP on the client, followed by delivery of new Transcend Policy Manager and Server tools, directory support for Novell, Netscape Communications, and Siemens, and Dynamic Access software for non-3Com network cards by the fourth quarter. The company will extend its directory support to Microsoft's Active Directory by the first quarter of next year.