It is a very good beginning, lean, effective, simple, but seems more like a developer module than a real module, ie. the configuration refers directly to tables, so nothing pretty with select boxes or any intelligence built in.
It also completely lacks some standard functions like "Module Class Suffix", which for example makes it unusable for my Joomspirit template.
Some features would be easy to add it seems, like filtering on which user groups should be included, ie. it's a simple extra sql query, but despite the fact that it refers directly to sql, that part seems impossible to achieve.
All in all, it seems more like a version 0.1 than a 1.0
But I don't get any result, and there is no support to be found anywhere, and the review system isn't made for support requests, so I can't do anything than give it the lowest possible score, much to my disappointment.
With this you can not only easily find the right integration to your directory, but also give users characeristics with joomla groupmemberships by using the LDAP membership. When you administrate users through the LDAP, you can control their access in Joomla this way! Excellent.
I had a problem with it registering a hit for every ajax load, and they fixed it within 5 minutes, and that is for a free extension! Can't beat that...
There's not much that this thing can't do, extraction directly from sql, into tables, graphs, csv files to nice figures and a lot of other stuff. Very versatile, and nice.
Support is in a league of its own, very responsive, and very helpfull.
I think that some extension devs take the easy way out and just adapt someone else's code into a plugin and release it. That wasn't my style. I wanted something that fit my needs, was easily configurable (so I could reuse it for my own clients), and was fast.
Hard? A little, but it was time well spent.
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It also holds all the functionality of a lot of the small plugins that are free, but here it's put together in one package, which makes maintenance a lot easier.
One of the best ressources of the product is GreyHead, a very helpfull guy, with a lot of good ideas on how to solve things.
Most things can be solved via the 'building blocks' and with just small php codings added, it does a lot of advanced stuff.
The journey so far with this component has been long, but it is far from done, there's still a lot of potential left.