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Mark,

Thanks for explaining that. I was a little confused about the LOAF stuff 
because I've not worked with it. You're right in that Shibboleth won't 
lookup other users, etc.

Sorry for the chatter on the list as well. Next time I'll get 
caffeinated and then read the message.

-Joe

Mark Brackett wrote:
> My *understanding* is that Shibboleth only covers the logged in use case
> - getting info for a another user would fall out if it's scope. Also,
> the info you get would be subject to the appropriate Attribute Release
> Policies, which may or may not be the same as your current Directory
> access.
> 
> My *impression* is that Shibboleth @ UF has stalled - I haven't seen or
> heard anything new since the "Gatorlink Is Dead" presentation sometime
> last year (of course, I haven't been actively looking either).
> 
> As for simplifying - I suppose that's a matter of opinion. From my
> perusal of Shibboleth documentation, I personally wouldn't call
> /implementing/ it simple - though using it may be. It strikes me as a
> whole lot of complication surrounding federation - which we don't plan
> to make use of. Last I checked, there was no IIS7/managed code module
> either - while not necessary, my experience with open source ISAPI
> modules makes me wary of the unmanaged one (even though I haven't
> actually used it).
> 
> Either way, there are certainly uses for the DB2 Directory (at least,
> for my department) that have little or nothing to do with web
> authentication.
> 
> --MB
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: UF Web types [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Spooner,Joe
> Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 8:30 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: ASP .NET Example For OBTAIN PERSON LOAF
> 
> Wouldn't/Shouldn't Shibboleth be able to simplify this for you?
> http://www.it.ufl.edu/projects/shibboleth/
> 
> -Joe
> 
> Mark Brackett wrote:
>> The real trick is to use the IBM.Data.DB2 assembly to get a decent DB2
>> client - instead of having to marshal through ODBC and it's obtuse
>> stored proc syntax. You still need to install the DB2 Runtime
> client[1],
>> but referencing IBM.Data.DB2 will then get your IBM.Data.DB2Command,
>> DB2Parameter, etc. - just like a real ADO.NET provider. From there,
> it's
>> pretty simple and similar to any other ADO.NET call.
>>
>> We have a (VB.NET) class that wraps up 7 or 8 of the stored procs that
>> we use from the Directory (including ObtainPersonLoaf) - but it also
>> includes some associated enums, exception types, etc. Not really an
> easy
>> copy/paste. If you'd like the whole bit, though, ping me off list.
>>
>> --MB
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: UF Web types [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>> Jeffrey Schmidt
>> Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 3:42 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: ASP .NET Example For OBTAIN PERSON LOAF
>>
>> Good Afternoon:
>>
>>  
>>
>> Currently we are trying to rework our classic ASP programs into ASP
> .NET
>> C# applications. One of the areas that I am trying to build is a
>> GatorLink class that manages all functions for student information
> (such
>> as the OBTAIN PERSON LOAF operations, etc.).
>>
>>  
>>
>> I checked the IT website and the only example that they have is for
>> classic ASP
>> (http://www.it.ufl.edu/projects/directory/programming/ex-asp.shtml).
>> Does anyone have an example on how to do these type of operations
> using
>> ASP.NET (it doesn't have to be C#, I can convert that, but at least
> have
>> an .NET example).
>>
>>  
>>
>> Thanks to all!
>>
>>  
>>
>> Jeffrey Schmidt
>>
>> Application Developer
>>
>> J. Wayne Reitz Union / Student Government
>>
>>  
>>
>> Phone: 352-273-0318
>>
>> [log in to unmask]
>>
>>  
>>
>> "Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
>>
>>