[erlang-questions] Active Directory

Winston Sánchez <>
Mon Dec 5 02:09:50 CET 2011


thanks for you answer I'll check your advice and sorry for my late answer,
I've reading about esasl that use gsasl and i don't know how to use that
tool. Please if you have a example about that one, you'll help me so much

2011/12/2 Richard Carlsson <>

> On 12/03/2011 01:48 AM, Steve Davis wrote:
>
>> Hi Winston,
>>
>> This answer will not be directly helpful, and it's quite possible that
>> someone else has done a lot of the work towards this capability within
>> the (very helpful) community here. So please take my answer within the
>> spirit it is meant.
>>
>> For sure it is possible to do this in Erlang. (Unless a programming
>> language has a severe defect, it is always possible to do something
>> with software :).
>>
>> The question is, how much effort will it take to achieve it?
>>
>> Well, I don't know of an Erlang application that implements an easy
>> API for this particular functionality. But AFAIK active directory is
>> essentially LDAP, and (obviously) communicates over TCP sockets. If
>> you have a good definition of the protocol used, then Erlang's binary/
>> bit syntax does make it relatively painless to implement a binary
>> protocol, and gives you excellent control over socket communications.
>> Definitely the binary/bit syntax is worth exploring as it is one of
>> the great strengths of the language. This feature of Erlang will
>> likely not meet your immediate need, but you'd be surprised at how
>> quickly something like that can be done in Erlang compared to, say, an
>> imperative language.
>>
>> Others here may be able to provide APIs/port drivers written with
>> Erlang/OTP that get you closer with the AD and save some effort.
>>
>
> Maybe this will help:
> https://github.com/etnt/eldap
>
>  /Richard
>
>
>  Meantime, I wish you luck and enjoyment in your journey with Erlang
>> and OTP :)
>>
>> /s
>>
>> On Dec 2, 3:56 pm, Winston Sánchez<>  wrote:
>>
>>> I'm new at erlang programing, I need to know if is possible exchange
>>> messages with active directory with erlang's module.
>>> thanks for your attention
>>>
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