I been using LDAP for many years now and most of the firms I worked for used a development LDAP schema that was identical to the production and QA (staging) schemas. An example suffix would be:
I just started working at a new firm a few months ago and the systems administrator is telling me that I am doing it wrong. He says that in development the suffix should be
I feel that this is going to cause a lot of issues down the road with programming and moving data for testing, among other things. I would like to get some views on this. I see the situation thusly: The data should always look like production data even in the development and staging environments.