I’m developpign an intranet application using rails for my company. For
the moment, I’m simply storing contact and companies info in my database
using ActiveRecord, and everything works pretty well.
My users would like to have directly access to the mail adresses stored
in that database from their mail application (thunderbird) contact’s
list. I don’t realyy know a lot about LDAP, but I was thinking it may be
We could configure thunderbird to retreive addresses from that LDAP
server, and so ask the controller of my application to create, delete or
update entries in the LDAP directory when necessary.
Do you think this is a correct solution (in the big picture) ?
Do you have ever do something like this ? Is it a lot of work ?
Can I store in my contacts mysql table a reference to the LDAP entry to
update it when necessary ? Or (as the dataset will be quite small) is it
better/easier to use a cron task to recreate the LDAP directory every
hour after grabbing contact info in mysql ?
Thanks in advance for all these general questions and sorry for my poor