Active Directory

Microsoft's Active Directory is a very common directory service and we are going to look at the components and protocols used:

  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): When objects are created in Active Directory, it is done by completing a wizard, then LDAP stores it as X500 objects, therefore, it is the Active Directory store person.

Example: LDAP is the same as a shopkeeper who sells shoes. When a delivery arrives, the shoes are unloaded and stored at the back of the shop. When a customer arrives and cannot see the size they want, they ask the shopkeeper, who goes to the storeroom to find the shoes.

When a systems administrator opens up a wizard in Active Directory and creates a user account, LDAP creates and stores ...

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