Perl as "Glueware" in the OpenLDAP Server
The OpenLDAP server has been proven to be a robust robust framework which implements a server speaking the LDAP protocol in its frontend. The backend is highly configurable to meet the special requirements. You have the choice between a database backend, a proxy backend, shell backend and a Perl backend.
The Perl Backend allows to implement in the Perl language a customized backend.
This talk shows first briefly what's the LDAP protocol, presents then the OpenLDAP server architecture and shows how Perl fits in this architecture. At the end you will see a few examples of Perl objects making use of the Perl Backend.