Integrated Development Environment

In order to develop your code in the project, you may want to integrate it directly in an IDE like Eclipse, IDEA or Netbeans. Please contribute <>__ your own method if it is not present here :)


Maven integration

Ldap Synchronization Connector is built on top of Maven.

In old Eclipse releases, you had to install the Maven 2 plugin.

Now, most Eclipse IDE downloads already include support for the Maven build system through M2E. To check, use Help > About and check if you can see the Maven logo (M2E) sign.

Getting the source code

You have two options to obtain the LSC-sample source code:

  • Download a release or a daily snapshot from the download area. Untar the archive in your workspace directory for example.

  • Take the GIT version (if you want to check for new features,…):

    • We recommend using the integrated GIT plugin. Open the corresponding perspective in Window -> Perspective -> Open Perspective -> Other

    • Choose GIT

    • Right-click in the left pannel -> Clone a git repository. In URI, copy the LSC repository URI: or

    • Clone the repository

    • Wait while Maven will downloads packages (can take time).

    • Attempt a build.

You should now have the project in Eclipse, with Maven dependencies integrated.

Running and debugging LSC

Adapt your etc/lsc.xml-sample

accordingly to your desired settings, and rename it in lsc.xml

Launch LSC in Eclipse:

Click on Run > Run Configurations

Double-click on Java Application and set these options:

  • Project: lsc-core

  • Main class: org.lsc.Launcher

Then in the Arguments tab:

  • Program arguments: -s all -f path-to-your-etc-directory-where-you-lsc.xml-is

  • For example: -s all -f /home/username/workspace_lsc/lsc/etc

In JRE tab:

Be sure to have a valid java version selected.

Just apply modifications and Run! (Ctrl+F11)

Debug LSC

Here is the magic of java: you can put breakpoints double-clicking at the lines you want the program to stop.

Once you have launched the program for the first time, the debug option should also have appeared: Run > Debug (F11)


These steps have been validated against a Simple Java NetBeans IDE 6.0.1. The Ldap Synchronization Connector is built with Maven, so you need to install the plugin:

  • In the Tools menu, choose the Plugins item.

  • Choose the Available plugins (..) tab and find the Maven line. Tick it on the left.

  • Click on the Install button below.

  • A new installation wizard will be opened. Choose Next, accept the license and click on Install.

  • After ending the plugin installation, restart your IDE.

  • Then return to the Tools menu and choose Options item.

  • Click on the Miscellaneous tab and next on the Maven2 tab.

  • On the Maven2 home line, click on Browse button and find the home path of your local Maven2 installation.

  • On the local repository line, click on Browse button and find the home path of your local Maven2 repository (currently ~/.m2/repository).

  • Click on the Index Now button.

You are now ready to open your project. Just go in the File menu and choose Open Project item. Go to the unzipped directory lsc-sample. The IDE will normally find the needed stuff and will include it ready for use.


Please feel free to contribute the way to do it or the license :)