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

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Chapter 8. Developing Directory-Enabled Applications

Directory exploitation is not exhausted after an organization’s employees are stored in that directory where shrink-wrapped applications, such as Web browsers and e-mail clients, can look up e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Directories can be used to store a much broader range of information, but it only makes sense as long as there are users for this information. The term users then not only applies to human individuals but also for applications and middleware software platforms that store and retrieve common information in a centralized directory. This is exactly the basic design idea behind LDAP; remember that LDAP defines a protocol that applications must use to communicate with ...

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