Topic 7

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


* Set of rules that describes what kind of data is stored
* Helps maintain consistancy and quality of data
* Reduces duplication of data
* Object class attribute determines schema rules the entry must follow
* Schema contains the following:
    Required attributes
    Allowed attributes
    How to compare attributes
    Limit what the attributes can store - ie, restrict to integer etc
    Restrict what information is stored - ie, stops duplication etc

  • There are Schemas available for various kinds of Directories.

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