Why Do We Need LDAP?
LDAP is particularly beneficial for storing and accessing usernames and passwords across a network and between applications. Organizations can use LDAP to store and validate basic credentials anytime users try to access an LDAP directory or LDAP-enabled systems and applications with the correct plugins.
The software protocol can also be useful for managing other organizational attributes that employees across your firm need to know about. LDAP, for example, may hold addresses, phone numbers, organizational structure data, and more, making it a helpful tool for managing and preserving basic user identities across an organization. Users can also access information on network-connected assets and data, such as printers, files, and other shared resources, via LDAP.