Compatibility

LDAP and HTTP servers, and other software tested so far

web2ldap is known to work smoothly with the software/platforms mentioned here. If a software is not listed here does not mean it is not compatible unless it is listed in the negative list.

[LDAP servers] [Web browsers] [Operating systems] [Web servers]

LDAP Servers

Please note that support for LDAPv2 connections was dropped in release 1.1.5 since this is considered historic since a quite while now (see also RFC 3494).

Server product Tested releases Comments Current Status
OpenLDAP 2.x Open Source reference implementation of LDAPv3. web2ldap has some extra features for this server. Regularly used for interop tests.
OpenDJ 2.4.x ForgeRock's fork of OpenDS which works just fine. Especially using more sophisticated LDAPv3 extended controls has been tested with this. Used for interop testing of DIT structure rules and name forms. Regularly used for interop tests.
MS Active Directory W2K, W2K3, W2K3R2, W2K8, W2K8R2, W2K12 Various work-arounds were added to handle the broken sub schema in W2K. Some extra features were added for MS AD. W2K3+ regularly used for interop tests.
389 also known as Fedora Directory Server recent Seems to work but has subschema bugs with non-unique NAMEs and/or OIDs which requires to set schema_strictcheck=False. Tested occasionally, accessible in online demo.
CA eTrust Directory 8.1 and 12.0 Worked just fine. Release 8.1 used as reference server for implementing the viewer for DIT structure rules and name forms in web2ldap. Not tested for a while.
Novell eDirectory 8.7.x and 8.8.x Ships with broken schema (non-unique OIDs) but recent web2ldap versions have work-arounds for this. Not tested for a while.
Netscape Directory Server 4.x Used to work just fine but not tested for a while. Historic
iPlanet/SunONE Directory Server 5.x and 6.x Seems to work but has subschema bugs with non-unique NAMEs and/or OIDs which requires to set schema_strictcheck=False. Tested rather rarely
Oracle DSEE (formerly Sun) 11.1.1.7.2 Seems to work but has subschema bugs with non-unique NAMEs and/or OIDs which requires to set schema_strictcheck=False. Tested recently (04/2015)
Lotus Domino LDAP R5.x, R6.x and R7.0.x Most times it works quite well. Persistent connections are dropped very fast - depends on the version I guess. web2ldap contains a work-around for the null-byte terminated string of the namingContexts attribute in Domino/LDAP's RootDSE. Tested rather rarely (last time 7.03)
Siemens DirX 6.x Worked just fine. Added support in web2ldap for searching the administrative sub entries. Not tested for a while.
Innosoft Distributed Directory Server (IDDS) unknown version Only read-only tests were done and the product is not available anymore for years. Historic
Critical Path InJoin and Directory Server 4.2 4.x Worked without problems. Not tested for a while.
Syntegra unknown version Read-only tests on a public address book server worked. Historic.
IBM Directory Server unknown version Worked without problems. Not tested for a while.
Apache DS 1.5 and 2.0M7 Simple operations have been reported to work just fine. Recent 2.0M7 caused interop problems with invalid password policy response control. Tested rarely.
OpenDS 1.0 and 2.0RC Worked just fine also with DIT structure rules and name forms. Not tested for a while since project seems dead.
Isode's M-Vault LDAP/X.500 Directory Server R14 Some glitches were resolved in web2ldap 1.0.7 to work with the M-Vault Directory Server. Not tested for a while.
ViewDS (formerly View500) 6.0e11 Works also with DIT structure rules and name forms. web2ldap honors the operational attribute governingStructureRule. Not tested for a while.

Web Browsers

Content Enhanced - Use Any Browser

Mozilla
Mozilla 1.x already had very good CSS support.
Recent versions of Firefox and Seamonkey simply work and are used as a reference.
Konqueror
The web browser and file manager of the KDE project: Note the input forms enclosed in <fieldset> were not displayed by older versions. (see KDE bug #44643 RESOLVED).
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Support for CSS depends very much on the version used. The modern CSS files shipped with web2ldap likely does not work with IE 6.0 and before. Some minor CSS glitches with IE 7.0.
Opera
Commercial browser. Aims to be fast and small. Also very good CSS support.
Google Chrome
Simply works.
lynx
A text-mode browser - still supported for those who have to use a terminal.
w3m
Another text-mode browser capable of handling tables and displaying images (if the terminal allows it).

Operating Systems

Linux
Please do not use outdated OS packages.
FreeBSD
There is a FreeBSD port of web2ldap but outdated.

Web Servers

Apache HTTP Server
I don't have to write any explanation about this one...
UWSGI
several modes possible, also used within Æ-DIR configuration via mod_proxy_uwsgi
lighttpd
***TO-DO: Update for WSGI***
nginx
***TO-DO: Update for WSGI***