CHAPTER 13LDAP and Single Sign-On

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) provides a way of storing, querying, and modifying directory information in a hierarchical manner, using a specific protocol between an LDAP client and an LDAP server. Single sign-on (SSO) is a mechanism by which a user can log in one time and gain access to many systems.

When you are not familiar with them, LDAP and SSO servers can seem like daunting topics. You might even consider LDAP and SSO useful only to huge corporations, and think that your applications do not "deserve" such enterprise solutions. However, like most things in information technology, they are simply tools to help you achieve a particular business requirement. Even if you are working on a relatively ...

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