Using LDAP Directories

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a TCP/IP protocol for updating and searching directories.

When you add a directory in the Administrative Console, you can choose to add Generic LDAP. When you configure an LDAP provider in the console, user and group directory services are authenticated by an LDAP service provider.

There are performance implications to using LDAP. Because each request for services goes across the network to the LDAP server every time services are requested, your LDAP configuration should be optimally configured to respond quickly to requests from Administrative Console clients.

For complete information on the LDAP parameters required to use LDAP, please refer to your LDAP server documentation.


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