A N N O U N C E M E N T -- OpenLDAP 2.5 The OpenLDAP Project is pleased to announce the availability of OpenLDAP Software 2.5, a suite of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3) servers, clients, utilities, and development tools. This release contains the following major enhancements: * Slapd(8) enhancements - kqueue support for BSD based OSes - cn=config delete support - Don't use copy control support - Threadpool queues - non-blocking TLS support - Configurable TCP read and write buffers for listeners. - LDAP Transaction support - MS AD Lazy commit control - MS AD replication support - DSEE replication support - Sun/Netscape draft persistent search support - HAProxy proxy protocol v2 support * New backends - back-wt: Wiredtiger backend to slapd (Experimental) - back-asyncmeta: Async version of back-meta * Backend updates - back-ldap: CANCHAINOPS - back-meta META_CLIENT_PR - back-monitor is always built as a part of slapd * Retired backends - back-bdb - back-hdb - back-shell * Deprecated backends - back-ndb - back-sql - back-perl * New overlays - autoca - homedir - otp - remoteauth * New password hashing module - argon2 * Overlay updates - pcache can access private DB with control - pcache can remove a query from the cache with exop - back-monitor support for pcache - ppolicy updated with password policy draft 10 support - dynlist can now generate (is)memberOf dynamically - dynlist do reverse lookups to find all groups a user belongs to - unique can now do db wide locking to avoid race conditions * New Library - libldif provides an LDIF parsing API * Library updates - libldap_r has been merged with libldap - libldap has TLS channel binding support - libldap has TLS public key pinning support - libldap has TLS SNI support - libldap has GSSAPI channel binding support * Clients and tools - slapmodify for offline updates to cn=config * Significant performance enhancements throughout the client and server code base * New contrib overlays - adremap remaps attributes for PAM/NSS MS AD support - authzid implements RFC 3829 support - datamorph stores enumerated values and fixed size integers - ppm adds additional password checking criteria to the slapo-ppolicy overlay - pw-radius allows bind operations to be passed to the specified radius server(s) - rbac intercepts, decodes and enforces specific RBAC policies per the Apache Fortress RBAC data formats - totp provides one time password support - usn adds MS AD usnCreated and usnChanged operational attributes to entries - variant allows attributes/values to be shared between several entries - vc provides the verify credentials extended operation This release includes the following major components: * slapd - a stand-alone LDAP directory server * lloadd - a stand-alone LDAP load balancing proxy server * -lldap - a LDAP client library * -llber - a lightweight BER/DER encoding/decoding library * LDIF tools - data conversion tools for use with slapd * LDAP tools - A collection of command line LDAP utilities * Admin Guide, Manual Pages - associated documentation In addition, there are some contributed components: * LDAPC++ - a LDAP C++ SDK * Various slapd modules and slapi plugins ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS OpenLDAP Software is developed by the OpenLDAP Project. The Project consists of a team of volunteers who use the Internet to coordinate their activities. The Project is an organized activity of the OpenLDAP Foundation. OpenLDAP Software is derived from University of Michigan LDAP, release 3.3. AVAILABILITY This software is available under the OpenLDAP Public License, an non-restrictive, "free", open-source license. Download information is available at: https://www.OpenLDAP.org/software/download/ SUPPORT OpenLDAP Software is user supported: https://www.openldap.org/support/ The OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide, which includes quick start instructions, is available at: https://www.openldap.org/doc/admin/ In addition, there are also a number of discussion lists related to OpenLDAP Software. A list of mailing lists is available at: https://www.OpenLDAP.org/lists/ To report bugs, please use project's Issue Tracking System: https://bugs.openldap.org/ The OpenLDAP home page containing lots of interesting information and online documentation is available at this URL: https://www.OpenLDAP.org/ SUPPORTED PLATFORMS This release has been ported to many UNIX (and UNIX-like) platforms including Darwin, FreeBSD, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD and most commercial UNIX systems. The release has also been ported (in part or in whole) to other platforms including Apple MacOS X, IBM zOS, and Microsoft Windows NT/2000/etc. --- OpenLDAP is a registered trademark of the OpenLDAP Foundation. Copyright 1999-2021 The OpenLDAP Foundation, Redwood City, California, USA. All Rights Reserved. Permission to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this document is granted.
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