What value does AS/400 connector provide vs generic LDAP connector:
Q: What additional functionality does AS/400 connector provide vs generic LDAP connector?
The AS/400 connector is built on top of the Generic LDAP connector. It has been tailored to work better with AS/400, so that in situations where the generic LDAP connector would fail, the AS/400 connector would work.
It also provides intelligent attribute mapping, translating the values and types of some attributes to be more AS/400 friendly.
For example when providing the service account credentials, only the user name and password need to be entered.
The connector works out the user's full DN by checking the schema.
The connector also understands fully the difference between an AS/400 user's primary group and supplemantary groups when handling group memberships.
Q: What are the limitations of AS/400 connector vs Generic LDAP connector?
AS/400 connector provides the same basic functionality as the generic LDAP connector, there is no regression.
Q: Does the AS/400 connector read the schema from the connected system?
AS/400 connector reads the schema from the AS/400 each time a query is made; hence there is no fixed schema programmed into the connector.