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LDAP Programming with Java™ by Tony Dahbura, Rob Weltman

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Managing Groups

Groups allow reference to numerous entries in the directory under a common heading. The primary use of groups has been to simplify access control to services. It is far simpler to say the Accounting group has access to a particular resource than to list twenty or so user IDs that have access. Groups are also used to manage and maintain mailing lists for e-mail distribution.

The basic type of group is the static group. A static group is an entry within the directory with the object class groupOfUniqueNames, which contains a multivalued attribute of uniqueMember, or one with the object class groupOfNames, which contains a multivalued attribute of member. The multivalued attribute contains the DN of each entry that is a member of ...

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