Despite not understanding the architecture completely, it sounds like LDAP will fill your
Have a read of the following man pages to see if it's what you're after:
From: Yang Sun [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 10:59 PM
Subject: LDAP Reference Works?
I am new to LDAP world. And I am trying to design a distribute data structure for storing
the user information in our project. I am not sure whether using ldap reference is the
right way to do this job. Please give me some suggestion. The detailed situation is:
We manage tens of sites. And the sites are orgnized in a tree structure. The requirement
is to store the information in the local site (means no central place to store the
information for all the sites). It will give the system the maximum flexiblity to expand
and when the site is isolated the local site still works well. Sometimes, the local site
will need information stored in other sites.
I think it is a distribute database architecture. And it reminds me to use the LDAP
reference function. So each local site will have a reference to its parent site and some
references to its child sites. It gives a logical view of the tree with information for
all the sites. I am not sure whether it is possible to do that and whether it has some
difficulties to implement it using OpenLDAP.