6.5. Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) is a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory service. LDAP is an application protocol used for querying and modifying directory services. This type of service allows directory-enabled applications to store and retrieve data without needing the dependencies AD DS requires.

You can understand LDAP by thinking of directory services as something similar to an address book—a set of names (your objects) that you organize in a logical and hierarchical manner (for example, alphabetically). Each name in the address book has an address and phone number (the attributes of your objects) associated with it. LDAP allows you to query ...

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