Multi-company LDAP directory?
I'm trying to use LDPA (OpenLDAP, actually) for managing the descriptive data
corresponding to the several companies and their many employees served by a
Professional Service Agency (a worker's health monitoring agency, to be
As a conseguence, I have the need to create and manage the address book of
each of the companies served by the PSA and put them inside a _single_ LDAP
directory (managed by the PSA). Most of these companies do not have any LDAP
directory, at the moment, but they could grow up and decide to create their
own LDAP directory in the future. So, I have a few doubts:
1 - Can I define and manage more than a company inside a LDAP directory (for
example: "dc=first-company,dc=com" and "dc=second-company,dc=com")?
2 - Does the presence of more than one company can confuse the most diffused
LDAP clients/admin tools (Ximian Evolution, Directory Administrator, Labe,
etc...)? Can these clients manage more than a company from within the same
3 - Is there any risk of name collision between one of mine company address
book and the one that could be created, in the near future, by the
corresponding company, in the case both address books would be exposed on the
Net? In other terms: do I have to assign a IANA OID to each and every of my
"virtual" address books in order to avoid possible collisions in the future?
Many thanks in advance for your attention