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What is LDAP in Active Directory?

Posted on 2010-08-28
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Can you explain me what is LDAP in short... Just what is LDAP ...what is it function and how it works...

I dont want any links...
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Andre Thibodeau earned 1000 total points
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Simply put...

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.

Is used on IP networks to modify data on Directory Servers.  Like Microsoft Active Directory.

A directory is a set of objects with attributes organized logically in a hierarchical manner.  Users, Computers, Printers, Groups, etc.

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LDAP is a TCP\IP network protocol used to query Active Directory. The LDAP syntax is hierarchical in the same way that Active Directory is.
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It is protocol which was developed to query catalog services. It could be compared to SQL language. If you want to get some data from SQL database you have to create a query in defined language format. It is the same in Windows environment. If you want to get information about user/group/computer/domain or any other object you have to prepare query in LDAP format. Using GUI in OS you don't see query, only its results. But catalog services are queried in LDAP format and give back object information.

I hope I didn't mess up ;)
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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