[p2pu-dev] quick question: how many of you have used LDAP before? (opinions about how to migrate users from the drupal site to lernanta)

Nigel Babu nigelbabu at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 18:56:43 UTC 2011

Hey folks

I just had this discussion IRC and I thought I'd sum this up onto an
etherpad for better informed decisions.  I've copied all the discussion
from the mails and the IRC conversations to etherpad.  The For and
Against need to be filled, but the individual comments are there[1].  As
I'm writing this zuzel is adding more info.  Feel free to join in!

[1] http://pad.p2pu.org/7SL6Bk6SNe


On Tue, 2011-02-08 at 12:21 -0500, zuzel.vp wrote:
> To make the change from Drupal to Lernanta we will need to migrate the
> existing user accounts at p2pu.org. To facilitate this process we are
> trying to decide between:
> 1) Moving existing Drupal user accounts into LDAP. If the users are in
> LDAP it will be possible to authenticate using
> http://packages.python.org/django-auth-ldap/ for Lernanta and
> http://drupal.org/project/ldap_integration for the drupal site.
> 2) Use a custom django authentication backend in Lernanta (to
> authenticate against the drupal site database) during the first steps
> of the migration, and then move all the users from one database to the
> other when we stop to use the drupal site.
> Thoughts?
> If you have used LDAP before, please share your experiences ;)

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