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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 18. Maintaining Data

  • The Importance of Data Maintenance

  • The Data Maintenance Policy

  • Handling New Data Sources

  • Handling Exceptions

  • Checking Data Quality

  • Maintaining Data Checklist

  • Further Reading

  • Looking Ahead

Data maintenance refers to the policies and procedures used to keep the data in your directory up-to-date and accurate. Data maintenance is one of the most important tasks of maintaining your directory service. Your directory service is all about providing access to data; if that data is inaccurate or of poor quality, the quality of your entire service is reduced, users are disappointed, and directory-enabled applications may function incorrectly or not at all.

You will also find that without proper planning, data maintenance can become one ...

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