LAM celebrates its 20th anniversary

In the realm of Open-Source software, longevity is a testament to the enduring impact and value a project brings to its community. Today, we celebrate a remarkable milestone as our beloved Open-Source project, LDAP Account Manager, reaches its 20th birthday. Two decades of innovation, collaboration, and unwavering dedication have solidified LDAP Account Manager's position as a cornerstone in the world of directory and identity management.

Highlights of the last 20 years:

  • 2003: Project initiation and first stable release (0.4.1)
  • 2006: Release of LAM 1.0, first LAM Pro release with user self service
  • 2009: New plugins: custom scripts, Asterisk, alias management, NIS netgroups + objects, EDU person
  • 2012: User self registration, new plugins: MIT+Heimdal Kerberos, custom fields, QMail, Puppet
  • 2015: Cron jobs e.g. for password expiration notification
  • 2017: Support multiple configurations for same account type
  • 2018: Upload: allow to overwrite existing accounts
  • 2019: Parallel editing of multiple entries in different browser tabs supported
  • 2020: WebAuthn/FIDO2 support
  • 2021: Allow to store whole LAM configuration in MySQL database
  • 2022: Support multiple roots in tree view
  • 2023: Accessibility improvements

Many thanks to all who contributed to LAM by e.g. donating code, maintaining translations and reporting feature requests or bugs.

You have an idea how to improve LAM? Please post it on the issue tracker. Your feedback is very much appreciated.

Does anyone still remember how LAM looked 20 years ago? ;-)