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

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8.3. Special Programming Topics

This section discusses several design and implementation topics for LDAP-enabling your product using the IBM SecureWay Directory. Think of this section as applied or advanced LDAP programming. You will find some suggestions on how to avoid known traps in directory exploitation, some workarounds for current limitations of the LDAP architecture, and some strong direction (or rules) for data modeling, security, and deploying your LDAP-enabled application in a production environment.

8.3.1. Data Considerations, Discrete Attributes versus Blobs

Data can be stored in the directory in a variety of forms: Human readable attributes, binary (opaque) attributes, and structure attributes (combination of human readable and ...

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