Possible account information APIs? (lookupd etc)
William Jon McCann
mccann at jhu.edu
Thu Sep 13 21:29:58 UTC 2007
On 9/13/07, Bill Nottingham <notting at redhat.com> wrote:
> William Jon McCann (mccann at jhu.edu) said:
> > 1. Query / store user photos (avatars)
> > 2. Query user account status in an implementation/backend independent
> > way (locked, expired etc)
> > 3. Query the user's real world name etc (ie. not just gecos)
> By this, you mean more than just the name in gecos?
> > Darwin seems (at least from these docs) to use lookupd for some of this.
> > Anyone have any experience with lookupd specifically? Or pointers to
> > different solutions?
> First, is there even any standard for storing any of this extended account
There are various I guess. For example, for an LDAP agent:
This would be a reasonable standard to use and most likely a superset
of any existing functionality.
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