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Understanding LDAP - Design and Implementation by IBM Redbooks, Chunhui Yang, Michael Storrs, Sunil Ranahandola, Nathan Owen, Richard Macbeth, Jay Leiserson, Ramakrishna Gorthi, Ami Ehlenberger, Steven Tuttle

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LDAP concepts and architecture
LDAP is based on the client/server model of distributed computing. The success of LDAP has been largely due to the following characteristics that make it simpler to implement and use, compared to X.500 and DAP.
This chapter explains the basic architecture of LDAP. It discusses the information, naming, functional, and security models that form the basis of the LDAP architecture. Various terms and concepts defined by or needed to understand the LDAP architecture are introduced along the way. After a general overview ...

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