Simple LDAP tutor

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can some one give me a simple LDAP tutor .. which has good examples and easy to understand ...?
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You can use your favorite search engine and search for "LDAP Overview" and find plenty of hits.

Basically LDAP is really a protocol for accessing a directory (LDAP = Lightweight Directory Access Protocol).

It does NOT define how the directory information is stored.  You can use a database, a flat file, or other file format.

Nor does it define what is stored in the directory.  However there is normally basic information stored, such as userids, groupids, and passwords.  But it can also store other information, printer names, file names, system performance information, system resource information, program names, transaction names, ect.  It can store "anything" you want.

Nor does the information need to be stored permanently.

What LDAP it does define is how to interact.  You can also think of LDAP as grammar and sentence structure.  Grammar and sentence structure define how we write and talk, but not what we write and talk about nor does it define what medium (paper, computer, television, phone, tape, ect.) we use while communicating.

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This is good .. im novice and want to learn eagerly .. could you please suggest some book?

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Mentioned some books to read  .. i should read to judge the books ...

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