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

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5.2. Security Support of the IBM SecureWay Directory

The IBM SecureWay Directory supports the following methods for authentication and privacy:

  • Anonymous authentication

  • Basic authentication (distinguished name and password)

  • Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL)

  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate authentication and encryption

In an LDAPv3 implementation, the client must authenticate itself to the directory service before accessing any data in the directory, otherwise an error is returned.

Anonymous authentication is useful for read-only access of directory data where that data is not sensitive, such as peoples’ e-mail addresses or office numbers. Essentially, that data is accessible to anyone. To request anonymous authentication, simple ...

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