For its internal product development, IBM uses a tool for directory exploiters (either product or application developers). The IBM Schema Repository is a single place that holds all the schema definitions that IBM ships with its IBM SecureWay Directory. This is the central location for schema definitions that the IBM SecureWay Directory supports, and it also incorporates applicable schemas from standards organizations including IETF, DEN, and DMTF/CIM.
The benefits of such a centralized repository are:
It eliminates redundancy in object class and attribute definitions.
It encourages reuse of defined object classes and attributes.
It encourages exploitation of the directory.
It provides information needed to work with ...