Mattias Hellborg Arthursson, Jayway, Sweden
Mattias is a senior consultant for Jayway. During his 12 years in the industry he has been working with system development and architecture on a wide variety of platforms and technologies, focusing mainly on Java since 2000. Mattias is co-lead of Spring LDAP, a Spring Framework sub project aiming to simplify LDAP programming in Java. He has presented at several international conferences, including The Spring Experience (2006, 2007) and SpringOne (2007).
Many enterprise systems have a need for integration with a directory data source, such as an LDAP or MS Active Directory Server. Common tasks include administration of authentication data, user, group and role management, authentication, and synchronization of data between the directory and a relational database. These tasks are often tricky to solve, particularly since working with directory data is quite different from relational data sources and many developers lack experience with LDAP.
This session will present some common real-world LDAP integration problems and how these problems can be efficiently solved using the Spring LDAP library.