Data Design Overview
Common Data-Related Problems
Creating a Data Policy Statement
Identifying Which Data Elements You Need
General Characteristics of Data Elements
Sources of Data
Maintaining Good Relationships with Other Data Sources
Data Design Checklist
Because a directory service is (among other things) a specialized database, it should not come as a surprise that some of the most important directory design considerations involve data. It is critical that you put some effort up front into thinking about what kind of information you will store in your directory service and how you will obtain and manage that information.
In this chapter we first examine the major issues surrounding directory data and ...