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Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

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Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) - Lightweight directory access protocol is based on the standards contained within the X.500 standard, but is significantly simpler. And unlike X.500, LDAP supports TCP/IP, which is necessary for any type of Internet access.

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Source:, 26 June 2010 09:25:46, External

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LDAP - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol is a protocol for accessing information directories (information about network users, computers, printers, etc) through a hierarchical tree structure. This lightweight (can run on the internet, intranet, PCs, etc) protocol is a subset of the X.500 standard.

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Stibo Systems, 23 May 2011 08:07:31, External

LDAP - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a standard based on X.500, the OSI Directory Access Protocol (DAP). Just like a telephone directory will allow you to look up a telephone number by name, the LDAP standard for directories makes it possible for an LDAP complient client to look up information that's contained in computer systems and networks. Devices on a network like printers and fax machines, users, e-mail addresses, and many more objects and attributes are stored in X.500 directories.

In addition, the ability to keep track of people, their identities and their attributes, including their credentials for authentication or their public keys, make directory structures an essential element in any identity and access management (IAM) applications.

LDAP is a second generation protocol, stripped down a bit from the original DAP protocol but generally interoperable with it. It also works with more common Internet protocols. Directory products built on the X.500 foundation include Microsoft® Active Directory®, Sun® ONE LDAP Directory and Novell® eDirectoryTM.

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Source: RSA, 18 August 2011 09:14:47, External

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) - Short for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, is an open application protocol for querying and modifying directory services running over TCP/IP. Although not yet widely implemented, LDAP should eventually make it possible for almost any application running on virtually any computer platform to obtain directory information, such as email addresses and public keys. Because LDAP is an open protocol, applications need not worry about the type of server hosting the directory.

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Source: ElegantJ BI Business Intelligence, 01 November 2012 09:01:45, External

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