Open Source LDAP Solutions
LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is an
application protocol for accessing directory services. It runs on a
layer above the TCP/IP stack incorporating simplified encoding methods,
and offers a convenient way to connect to, search, and modify Internet
directories, specifically X.500-based directory services.
It is an open, vendor-neutral, industry standard application protocol.
utilizes a client-server model.
This protocol is specifically targeted at management
browser applications that provide read/write interactive access to
The main benefit of using an LDAP server is that information
for an entire organization can be consolidated into a central
repository. LDAP supports Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport
Layer Security (TLS), so that sensitive data can be protected. LDAP
servers are used for a variety of tasks including, but
not limited to, user authentication, machine authentication,
user/system groups, asset tracking, organization representation,
and application configuration stores.
To provide an insight into the quality of open source software
that is available, we have compiled a list of 5 high quality LDAP
Now, let's explore the 5 LDAP solutions at hand. For each
title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an
in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant
resources and reviews.
Open Source LDAP server
Directory for the API Economy
||LDAP suite of applications and development tools
||LDAP and Kerberos server written in Java
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