Introduction to LDAP
In this chapter, we will discuss:
- Directory basics
- LDAP information models
- LDIF format for representing LDAP data
- A sample application
We all deal with directories on a daily basis. We use a telephone directory to look up phone numbers. When visiting a library, we use the library catalog to look up the books we want to read. With computers, we use the file system directory to store our files and documents. Simply put, a directory is a repository of information. The information is usually organized in such a way that it can be retrieved easily.
Directories on a network are typically accessed using the client/server ...