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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 25. Case Study: A Large Multinational Enterprise

  • Overview of the Organization

  • Directory Drivers

  • Directory Service Design

  • Directory Service Deployment

  • Directory Service Maintenance

  • Leveraging the Directory Service

  • Summary and Lessons Learned

  • Further Reading

  • Looking Ahead

In this chapter we look at how a large multinational enterprise might design and deploy an LDAP directory service. Large organizations typically spend more time and money up front to design a directory service than small organizations do. The extra investment is necessary for several reasons:

  • Large organizations tend to be more decentralized in terms of geography, political control, and information systems management. It is difficult to bring an organizationwide service like a central ...

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