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

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3.8. Define the LDAP Programming Model

This step is the first time we actually discuss LDAP programming. The initial six steps are focused primarily on data. This is a good indication that directory exploitation is all about data: what data to store, how to store it, where to store it, and how to share it. One of the reasons LDAP has been so well received is that it is a lightweight client in a client/server computing model.

But, like LDAP programming in general, the client/server implementation has also been oversimplified in some of the literature. The programming examples usually describe a client application as invoked by an end user using the LDAP client that then communicates, via LDAP protocol flows over TCP/IP, to an LDAP server. Using ...

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