Topic 7

Date: 3/1/2017
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
Linux System Administration


What is LDAP


  • A directory publishing service

  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol to X.500 directories

  • The latest: Protocol v3 (RFC2253)

  • Stores attribute based data (a kind of database)

  • Data generally read more than written to (enhanced search, optimised for reads)

  • Client/Server implementation

  • Possesses an extensible schema for Objectclasses






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