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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 7. Data Design

  • 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

  • Further Reading

  • Looking Ahead

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 ...

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