To address the proliferation of application-specific directory services, it is IBM’s strategy to consolidate its directory offerings onto a standards based LDAP directory service. In addition, IBM will directory-enable a wide range of products to reduce the administrative effort required to maintain them and to improve the level of data consistency across IBM product offerings.
IBM’s directory strategy comprises four principles:
Directory enable IBM and ISV products.
Several IBM product groups and selected ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) work together to exploit the IBM SecureWay Directory since the benefits for customers proportionally grow as a common directory is exploited across operating systems, networks, ...