Before you start
This tutorial introduces a Java-based LDAP wrapper that helps InfoSphere Federation Server access and integrate LDAP directory data. The tutorial starts by highlighting the business value of the wrapper, then states the detailed steps of using the wrapper, and follows up with a simple scenario to join LDAP data with other enterprise data. The binary code of the LDAP wrapper is available for download in the Download section.
This tutorial shows you how to configure and use the LDAP wrapper with InfoSphere Federation Server to read directory data in the LDAP directory server. After you've done this, you are able to join and union data in your LDAP directory server with other corporate data accessible to your federated database.
This tutorial is written using InfoSphere Federation Server and LDAP directory server. You should have general familiarity with LDAP, relational databases, and InfoSphere Federation Server concepts, including federated server, wrapper, server definition, user mapping, and nicknames.
To complete the steps in this tutorial, you need to install the following software:
- InfoSphere Federation Server: This tutorial is based on InfoSphere Federation Server Version 9.5. InfoSphere Federation Server v9.1 and v9.7 can also be used. For details, see the InfoSphere Federation Server website.
- LDAP directory server: This tutorial is based on the Tivoli Directory Server V6.0. For details, see the Tivoli Directory Server website. However, any LDAP v3 compatible LDAP directory server can be used.