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Re: SoK 2018 Project - 'New Season of KDE Website'

On Sun, Dec 24, 2017 at 2:57 AM, Mayank Gupta <techfreakworm@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello everyone,

Hi Mayank,

> I'm Mayank Gupta, I successfully completed a project under CCExtractor
> organisation in Google Summer of Code 2017, I am interested in developing
> "New Season of KDE webste" under Season of KDE 2018. From @baloneyGeek I got
> to know KDE Identity uses standard LDAP userdb and also that I'd need to
> setup dummy server for the same to test KDE identity integration for
> developed website.
> So about the implementation of idea 'New SoK website', when integrating KDE
> Identity (which uses LDAP db), do the 'Org Admins' belong to different
> `OrganisationalUnit` on the server? or do they have some different set of
> attribute(s) which could enable business logic to identify their 'KDE
> Identity' as 'admin' and different from that of mentors and students?

All users, whether students, developers, sysadmins or other members of
the community are stored in the same organisational unit.
Our directory has a 'groupMember' attribute which can be used to
determine the groups a user is part of, so i'd suggest referring to

When creating this I would advise structuring it in such a way that
LDAP could be replaced by another protocol, such as a HTTP API
(authenticated using OAuth) in the future.

> Also, if possible, could anyone provide with a crude schema of db so that it
> gets easy to write LDAP queries  in website and also setting up the dummy
> database, which would indeed ease the process of unplugging the dummy LDAP
> db and plugging in the real one.

You can find the schemas we have loaded in our directory at
This is in addition to the standard LDAP objectClasses of course.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the specific data
which might be stored for a user.

> Thanks,
> Mayank Gupta

Ben Cooksley
KDE Sysadmin