[xwiki-devs] [VOTE] Add LDAP UI module in platform
jerome at winesquare.net
Tue Feb 21 14:21:43 UTC 2012
I've worked on a LDAP administration UI (see
http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-2551). It's an improved version of
the admin UI that the LDAP admin tools
provides. Compared to the extension, it brings more descriptive labels
for each field, and provides rich property editors for mappings (user
field mapping and LDAP group mapping), fixing two weak points of the
LDAP tools app (the form was too complex to fill in and field mapping
format in a textarea not intuitive).
You can see it in a branch on github :
I would like to add the module in XWiki platform for 4.0.
My +1 for it.
Now another question is, should we bundle it by default ?
Personally I think not. I think we should point to it in xwiki.cfg
LDAP section and on xwiki.org documentation. The rationale is that
only a small subset of users are interested by this UI, and for the
other it is confusing. And now we have a good extension manager,
adding this UI is just a couple of clicks away for those interested.
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