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LDAP Implementation Cookbook by Permana Widhiasta, Harri Stranden, Michel Melot, Heinz Johner

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Chapter 1. Introduction

People and businesses are increasingly relying on networked computer systems to support distributed applications. These distributed applications might interact with computers on the same local area network (LAN), within a corporate intranet, within extranets linking up partners and suppliers, or anywhere on the worldwide Internet. To improve functionality and ease-of-use, and to enable cost-effective administration of distributed applications, information about the services, resources, users, and other objects accessible from the applications needs to be organized in a clear and consistent manner. Much of this information can be shared among many applications, but, it must also be protected in order to prevent unauthorized ...

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