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GlassFish Security by Masoud Kalali

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Chapter 6. Introducing OpenDS: Open Source Directory Service

During the development of enterprise applications, many different requirements arise which can be addressed with a limited set of base software, but using one tool for all tasks will not result in an acceptable outcome in terms of performance, availability, end user's experience, maintenance costs, security, and so on.

One area of wide misuse is placing a database system to perform a task when a directory server can do much better. Tasks that need to share semi-static information in the enterprise can be considered tasks that a directory server performs better than a database server. Examples of these types of data can be an organization chart, subscribers, services, devices, entitlements, ...

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