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LDAP Directories Explained: An Introduction and Analysis by Brian Arkills

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Chapter 6. OpenLDAP

OpenLDAP is a directory solution that is rapidly being adopted. However, the reasons for this rapid adoption are quite different from the reasons Active Directory was rapidly adopted. Open-LDAP embraces the open source philosophy of software development. In addition, development of OpenLDAP is on a volunteer basis, and the software is available free of charge. This combination of philosophical differences appeals to many organizations, and it has rapidly made OpenLDAP a major contender in the directory space.

OpenLDAP embraces the open source philosophy

The OpenLDAP directory server is OS independent

The OpenLDAP Server is unlike Active Directory in another way. OpenLDAP is not oriented or even tied to a specific network operating ...

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