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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 22. Directory-Enabling Existing Applications

  • Reasons to Directory-Enable Existing Applications

  • Advice for Directory-Enabling Existing Applications

  • Example 1: A Directory-Enabled finger Service

  • Example 2: Adding LDAP Address Lookup to an E-Mail Client

  • Directory-Enabling Existing Applications Checklist

  • Further Reading

  • Looking Ahead

Chapter 21, Developing New Applications, described the process and benefits of developing new applications that use your directory service. The basic idea is to leverage your deployed LDAP directory and bring its benefits to your users.

But what about existing applications? They can also benefit from being directory-enabled. Often it is easier to persuade people to use a new release of an application they already use ...

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