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

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3.2. Define the Data to Store in the Directory Service

Planning the directory’s data is the most important aspect of the directory planning activities, and it is probably the most time-consuming aspect as well. Based on the requirements defined in the first step (see above), you should locate all the data stores where the relevant directory information is managed. As this survey is performed, expect to find that some kinds of data are not well managed; some processes may be inefficient, inadequate, or nonexistent altogether; and some kinds of data may not be available at all. All of these issues should be addressed before finishing a data-planning phase.

3.2.1. The Type and Use of Directory Data

A directory service is not a substitute for a ...

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