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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 21. Developing New Applications

  • Reasons to Develop Directory-Enabled Applications

  • Common Ways That Applications Use Directories

  • Tools for Developing LDAP Applications

  • Advice for LDAP Application Developers

  • Example 1: setpwd, a Password-Resetting Utility

  • Example 2: SimpleSite, a Web Site with User Profile Storage

  • Developing New Applications Checklist

  • Further Reading

  • Looking Ahead

In the next few chapters we describe how to leverage your deployed directory service and get more out of your directory investment. One of the most common ways to leverage a directory is to create new applications that use it. As discussed in Chapter 6, Defining Your Directory Needs, serving the needs of one or more directory-enabled applications is often the driving force ...

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