Seminar 01F - Architecting the Institutional Directory Service: Advanced Issues, Problems, and Solutions
PLEASE NOTE: Separate registration and fee is required to attend this seminar.

Tuesday, October 23 | 9:30AM–5:30PM | Room 205
Session Type: Professional Development
Institutional directory service architects and designers face a number of unique technical challenges in higher education. Directory architects from the University of Southern California and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will share lessons learned while developing and implementing directory services at their institutions.

Topics will include designing access controls and institutional object classes; using federation identities, Shibboleth, and administrative tools; managing multiple data sources, members, accounts, and guests; mapping data sources to standard object classes; handling interactive and bulk updates; optimizing and monitoring performance, replication, and integration with external authentication systems; and managing groups and privileges.

The solutions offered are based on 14-plus years of practical experience working with the Netscape/iPlanet/Sun directory products. This seminar will focus on intermediate to advanced issues, and most information will be widely applicable to and suitable for any institutional directory effort.


  • Robert Banz

    Engineer, Google
  • Brendan Bellina

    Lead IT Architect, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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