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Understanding and Deploying LDAP Directory Services, Second Edition by Timothy A. Howes - Ph.D., Mark C. Smith, Gordon S. Good

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Chapter 3. LDAPv3 Extensions

  • How LDAPv3 Is Extended

  • The Root DSE and Extension Discovery

  • Selected LDAPv3 Extensions

  • Future Directions: Where Is LDAP Headed Next?

  • LDAP Extensions and Future Directions Checklists

  • Further Reading

  • Looking Ahead

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) has three well-defined mechanisms for extending the core protocol: controls, extended operations, and Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) mechanisms. In this chapter we describe each of these extension methods, as well as some of the extensions supported by Netscape Directory Server 6, and we tell you how you can use these extensions via command-line utilities and in your applications. We also describe where LDAP standards are headed in the future.

How LDAPv3 ...

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