IAM is upgrading the OpenLDAP software and replacing servers for eds.u.washington.edu (Person Directory Service - PDS).
We are targeting June 18th, 2020 as our migration date. We're asking PDS customers to complete testing by June 12th.
Developers and support teams that are still using PDS (eds.u.washington.edu) should to test their applications against the newer PDS eval environment which is available via eds-eval.u.washington.edu.
Note: eds-eval.u.washington.edu is a copy of yesterday's production data.
Several of the software components supporting the PDS cluster has been updated. This includes new Linux OS, new OpenSSL libraries, newer OpenLDAP version.
The PDS service is critical to a handful of core functions of the University. Our traditional strategy for the PDS environment has been to make changes very carefully.
eds-eval.u.washington.edu was upgraded on in January. No complaints have been received and normal uses of eds-eval continue to appear in the access reports.
No, the PDS LDAP (OU) structure is identical between the old and new PDS environments.
See the previous communication page: Person Directory Service - Summer 2016 server replacement
As June 17th, 2020 the following environments have successfully connected to eds-eval:
IAM will retire PDS in the future. OpenLDAP has provided excellent performance and reliability but is limiting in support of modern data structures and APIs. All new customer requests for person data have been directed to use the Person Web Service (PWS). New features and attributes are being or have been added to PWS and will not be made available via the legacy LDAP interface.
Many customers have been directed to use PWS or other interfaces to get person data. Only a handful of uses are left and several are in the process of migrating off PDS. The list of remaining integrations left to migrated off PDS is small (list below). When critical uses of PDS are migrated to other interfaces we will either remove resiliency capabilities or work directly with remaining customers to migrate off LDAP.
Customer integrations (remaining as of May 29th, 2020)