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Tuesday
Mar072017

A Couple of Updates to the LDAP SDK Open Source Repository

Within the last weeks, there have been a couple of noteworthy changes to the open source repositories for the UnboundID LDAP SDK for Java.

 

Migrated the GitHub Repository to Ping Identity

The primary open source repository for the LDAP SDK is on GitHub. It used to be part of the UnboundID organization, but over the weekend, I migrated it to the Ping Identity organization (since Ping Identity acquired UnboundID last year). The new URL for the LDAP SDK project on GitHub is https://github.com/pingidentity/ldapsd.

This should be a completely transparent migration. All of the content (revision history, releases, issues, forks, etc.) should have been preserved. The URLs used to access the repository have changed, but GitHub should redirect all of the old URLs to the new ones, so if you have any links or bookmarks that use the old URLs, you should still end up in the right place. This is also true for any clones of the repository, but if you have checked out the LDAP SDK, then you might want to update your local workspace to the new path. You can do that with the command:

git remote set-url origin git@github.com:pingidentity/ldapsdk.git

If you notice any problems with the repository as a result of the migration (or for any other reason), please open an issue, and we’ll look into it.

And for the record, we also migrated the other public UnboundID repositories to Ping Identity. That includes account-manager, auth-explorer, auth-ui, broker-groovy-sign-in-sample, broker-react-sign-in-sample, my-account, scim, scim2, server-sdk-maven>, and status-servlet.

 

Published the LDAP SDK Unit Tests

When we originally made the LDAP SDK open source, we published everything that you need to build the LDAP SDK, but there was some content from our internal repository that wasn’t made public. The biggest omission from the open source repository was the set of unit tests.

The main reason for omitting the unit tests was that, at the time, most of them required the UnboundID Directory Server (now Ping Identity Directory Server), and that wasn’t publicly available. It was possible to run the tests without a Directory Server instance, but there would be large portions of the code that wouldn’t get covered. But then we updated the LDAP SDK to include the in-memory directory server, and we started using it for most unit tests created after that, so now you can get really good test coverage without an external Directory Server instance.

There are still some tests that will only get run if you have an external Directory Server instance, and if you want to run them, you can download the 6.0.1 release of the Ping Identity Directory Server from https://www.pingidentity.com/en/products/downloads/pingdirectory.html. You’ll need to create an account if you don’t already have one, but that’ll get you access to a free, fully-functional evaluation copy of the Directory Server. The license doesn’t allow you to use the Directory Server for any commercial purpose, but it’s certainly suitable for use in running the unit tests if you so choose.

And with this update, the GitHub repository for the LDAP SDK is now a complete mirror of the internal subversion repository, and we expect to always keep them in sync. At some point, we may make the GitHub the master repository for the LDAP SDK, but at present, there are some internal build processes that rely on our private repository (and rely on subversion rather than git).