Security is very important in the networked world of computers, and this is equally true for directories as well. Directories are likely to contain sensitive information that needs to be protected from unauthorized access and modification. When sending data over networks internally or externally, sensitive information may also need to be protected against eavesdropping and modification during transportation. There is a need to know who is requesting the information and who is sending it.
After a brief introduction to the subject, this chapter explains the security features supported by the IBM SecureWay Directory and how to configure them.