- LDAP is an application protocol for querying and modifying X.500 directory services running over TCP/IP.
- X.500 services were originally designed to be only accessible via OSI protocols such as ISO-TP3 and ISO-TP4 (overly complex some said but they were extremely configurable, tunable)
- The examples come from the web.
- I've installed the application and played around with it a bit but that is as far as it goes.
- OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide
- The OpenSSL Transport Layer Security (TLS)
- Kerberos Authentication Services
- Simple Authentication and Security Layer
- Sleepycat Software Berkeley DB
- Posix threads and TCP wrappers
See also OpenLDAP taq, software, installation for all build requisites.
- Directory storage
should be suitable for information with a low mutation grade i.e. fairly static. Directories are optimised for read access.
- Directories, typically, contain employee data such as:
surname, christian name, address, phone number, department, social security number, E-mail address
- Directories may also store:
newsletters, company policies and procedures, templates supporting the house style of documents.