At work we're in the early phases of an identity management project. This is all in the context of higher ed where we have a couple thousand faculty / staff and about twenty thousand students.
Has anyone used the Sun LDAP server with an AD domain (kerberos realm) for password storage? Has anyone run an AD domain with a quarter million entries in it before?
One option we have for our identity management is to push active staff onto AD and another copy of the password / identity information to LDAP. We'd need to have a central place to change passwords if we did this so that if you change your AD (or ldap) password the change gets synchronized to the other (or they're allowed to diverge)
The other choice is to have AD be the single authority on passwords, and then we have to have principals for all affiliates (as well as all old affiliates) for a decade or two so we may have a quarter million entities in AD, of which only 20-30k would be accessed with any frequency.
Would AD explode under the load? Are there other ways to keep the passwords between Sun's LDAP and AD synchronized? What are other people's experiences?