Several key IT staff at the University of Michigan introduced LDAP to the world, and they led the process to standardize it. Later, several of these innovators left the University of Michigan to work at Netscape, helping to create an LDAP server product. For many years Netscape Directory Server was the only commercial LDAP server product and it continued to be the dominant product even after other products appeared. As a result, Netscape Directory Server has considerable name recognition.
There is a rich history behind this product
The Directory Server product has changed hands many times
Many years after its emergence, Netscape Directory Server became iPlanet Directory Server when the Sun-Netscape Alliance was formed. ...