This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
ok firstly if you want you use LDAP in your application, get the SDK either from Sun / Novell .... / MS / OpenLDAP. SDK is generally available in multiple platforms and languages. LDAP is used for more than authentication now a days, can also be used as the configuration store ... etc.