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LDAP Programming with Java™ by Tony Dahbura, Rob Weltman

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Attributes as Pointers

To preserve organizational affiliation information while allowing for change, many companies and institutions are now choosing a fairly flat DIT for user entries and using attributes of the user entries to maintain the organizational relationships. All person entries are in a single pool or a small number of pools. Each person entry has an attribute indicating the organization to which the person belongs.

Figure 12-2 shows the Acme DIT restructured to use attributes to represent the organizational hierarchy. In this example, all employees are in a single pool. If there is little possibility of change between divisions, then Acme might decide to have one pool for each division instead. With the directory organization of ...

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