The Apache Directory project provides a rich toolchain for application developers: Apache Directoy Studio and Apache Directory Server (ApacheDS). This talk shows how this toolchain could be used in your development project:

  • Use the LDAP Browser to explore data and schema, import and reset test data, test filters and queries, check modifications.
  • Tweak your test data using the LDIF Editor.
  • Design and rollout schema elements using the Schema Editor.
  • Setup ApacheDS as LDAP server for your development environment.
  • Use the replication consumer facility of ApacheDS to keep your development server in sync with the central LDAP server.
  • Leverage the JUnit based testing framework of ApacheDS to test your persistence code.


  • Presented by Stefan Seelmann in September 2009 at LdapCon 2009 in Portland, Oregon.