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Description - LDAP Directories Explained by Brian Arkills

Directory technology promises to solve the problem of decentralized information that has arisen with the explosion of distributed computing. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a set of protocols that has become the Internet standard for accessing information directories. Until now, however, those curious about LDAP had no introductory source to learn how the technology can help them centrally manage information and reduce the cost of computing services. LDAP Directories Explained provides technical managers and those new to directory services with a fundamental introduction to LDAP. This concise guide examines how the technology works and gives an overview of the most successful directory products in an easy-to-reference format.Key topics include:An overview of LDAP, including how directories differ from databasesThe LDAP namespace, with an overview of DNS, LDAP object structure, and LDAP object namingClient LDAP operations, including directory-enabled services and applications, searches, and the LDAP protocolLDAP schema, including object classes, attributes, syntaxes, matching rules, and moreDirectory management, including directory integration strategies, metadirectories, security, and moreLDAP vendors OpenLDAP, Microsoft Active Directory, and Directory ServerA case study of Stanford University's directory architecture, which illustrates how integral an LDAP directory can become to a businessIf you are an information technology manager, LDAP Directories Explained will provide the technical foundation you need to make sound business decisions about LDAP. If you're a developer, this straightforward reference will bring you quickly up to speed on LDAP and directories. 020178792XB01292003

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780201787924
ISBN-10: 020178792X
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 189mm x mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Addison Wesley
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Brian Arkills

Brian Arkills works as a software engineer at the University of Washington, where he performs systems administration, analysis, and project management. While at Stanford University, Brian used LDAP technology to extend Stanford's existing Netscape Directory Services to Microsoft clients via Microsoft Active Directory. In doing so, he found that there were no quality books that provided a basic introduction to the technology. He wrote this guide to fill that need.020178792XAB01292003