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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 6. Defining Your Directory Needs

  • Overview of the Directory Needs Definition Process

  • Analyzing Your Environment

  • Determining and Prioritizing Application Needs

  • Determining and Prioritizing Users' Needs and Expectations

  • Determining and Prioritizing Deployment Constraints

  • Determining and Prioritizing Other Environmental Constraints

  • Choosing an Overall Directory Design and Deployment Approach

  • Setting Some Goals and Milestones

  • Defining Your Directory Needs Checklist

  • Further Reading

  • Looking Ahead

Directory needs encompass all the reasons for designing and deploying a directory service. Before beginning work on any task, it is a good idea to understand why you're working on it and what you hope to accomplish. Ask yourself why you decided to deploy a directory ...

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