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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 5. Directory Design Road Map

  • The Directory Life Cycle

  • Directory Design Checklist

  • Further Reading

  • Looking Ahead

This chapter introduces the three phases of the directory life cycle, briefly describing the role of each. The chapters in the remainder of Part II, Designing Your Directory Service, focus on the first phase of the life cycle—design—and provide a road map to each aspect of this task. Subsequent parts focus on the other two phases of the life cycle.

The Directory Life Cycle

The life cycle of your directory can be broken down into three general phases: design, deployment, and maintenance. It will come as no surprise that the life cycle is not actually this simple, nor is it so easily segmented. In practice, you may design for a while ...

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