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How LDAP works?

Dhayakar Tulasi
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Joined: Jun 25, 2013
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How LDAP works?


Question 1> why do we use LDAP?
2> What are the prerequisites for that?
3> How to configure the LDAP in my application?
Samantha Rose
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Joined: Jul 22, 2013
Posts: 7
Dhayakar Tulasi wrote:1> why do we use LDAP?
2> What are the prerequisites for that?
3> How to configure the LDAP in my application?


1. LDAP stands for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. It's a protocol used to communicate with directories, like Active Directory, over the internet. It's lightweight and build primarily for clients. You can use it to authenticate a log-in and get information about a logged-in user (like email, username, any other data stored on the file for that user). It can also be used for things like address books. Understanding LDAP has a good wealth of information about it.

2. You'll need a server that hosts a directory service.

3. If you're using Java, take a look at this: JDNI as LDAP
google "LDAP tutorial" and you'll get a wealth of good info.

Here are a few articles which you might find helpful:
LDAP and active directory
OpenLDAP
Oreilly's LDAP tutorial
LDAP for beginners
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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