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LDAP FAQ

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What is LDAP?

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an open-standard protocol for accessing information services. The protocol runs over Internet transport protocols, such as TCP, and can be used to access stand-alone directory servers or X.500 directories.

Are there open source implementations available?

Yes. OpenLDAP is the complete open source implementation including clients, servers, gateways, development kit, and integration utilities.

Other open source developer kits are also available.

Where can I get information about LDAP?

We recommend the following sites: You may also want to check LDAP listings at: You might also check out our Related Sites page.

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