LDAP, the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, is a mature, flexible, and well supported standards-based mechanism for interacting with directory servers. It’s often used for authentication and storing information about users, groups, and applications, but an LDAP directory server is a fairly general-purpose data store and can be used in a wide variety of applications.

This website is divided into the following main sections:

  • The Learn About LDAP section provides basic information about directory services and the LDAP protocol.
  • The Use LDAP section can help you find the right directory server, client API, or LDAP-based tools for your environment.
  • The LDAP Reference Materials section has links to all kinds of standards documents, as well as a few reference guides if you want to dig deep into the protocol.
  • The Blog section is for general posts about anything relevant to the world of directory services. This may include news about software releases, new standards documents and other specifications, how-to articles, and more.
  • The About section provides basic information about the website, including the license for the content and contact information for reporting issues or suggesting new content.