[erlang-questions] Active Directory

Richard Carlsson carlsson.richard@REDACTED
Sat Dec 3 02:18:10 CET 2011

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:


> Meantime, I wish you luck and enjoyment in your journey with Erlang
> and OTP :)
> /s
> On Dec 2, 3:56 pm, Winston Sánchez<wsanc...@REDACTED>  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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