Chapter 5. Directory Management

Consolidating information into a directory is the primary reason for implementing LDAP. Administrative controls that allow a directory administrator to more easily manage that LDAP directory are therefore relevant to the business value LDAP provides. This type of operational functionality differs from the client-server operations I examined in Chapter 3.

This chapter addresses directory management topics. Of these topics, most are not included in the LDAP standard yet. Some of the topics are addressed by RFC documents but are not formally associated with the standard. The first half of the chapter explains advanced LDAP namespace concepts, including replication, referrals, and aliases. This discussion leads to the ...

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