LDAP Network Security Services!
The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an open industry standard application way of accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services through an internet protocol network.
In these terms, the protocol reads and edits directories across many internet protocol networks before running directly over TCP/IP using simple string formats for data delivery. Directory services are crucial because they allow information, system networks, services, and applications to be shared. As a result, LDAP provides a standardized and centralized location for storing usernames and passwords.
Features of LDAP services such as:-
1) Support for Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) in LDAPv3.
2) Version 6 of the Internet Protocol is supported by OpenLDAP.
3) The C API has been updated to make it easier for programmers to connect to and utilise LDAP directory servers.
4) Stand-Alone LDAP Server with Improvements