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

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1.4. The LDAP Road Map

LDAP has evolved to meet the need of providing access to a common directory infrastructure. LDAP is an open industry standard that is supported by many system vendors on a variety of platforms. It is being incorporated into software products and is quickly becoming the directory access protocol of choice. LDAP allows products from different vendors on different platforms to interoperate and provide a global directory infrastructure much like HTTP enabled the deployment of the World Wide Web.

Current LDAP products support at least the LDAP Version 2 protocol level. Many products already support parts or all of LDAP Version 3. Further enhancements beyond Version 3 are being discussed by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task ...

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