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"LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is a directory service that runs over TCP/IP. It is a specialized database optimized for reading, browsing and searching. In many companies, its structure is used to generate a distributed structure. The details of these protocols are defined in RFC 2251." - from Linux Style: OpenLDAP with Linux and Windows (citation below)

IIUC, LDAP helps you deal with authentication on a network, that is storing userids, passwords, and allowing a user to logon to obtain services. (It might be one of the things aimed at allowing a single logon for multiple computers.)

Oops, this article Building an Address Book with OpenLDAP, doesn't talk about authentication and so forth at all, so apparently I did not UC. Looks like just a (possibly) globally distributed database for address and contact info. Useful enough, but not quite what I expected. Maybe I should read the RFC (maybe it is intended to be used for authentication, but common installations haven't got there yet?).

Oops2, guess it's the latter -- found some other sources (a FAQ O Matic, but I closed it before saving the URL) that seem to indicate LDAP can be used for authentication and access control, just seems not too many people have done it so far.

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  • (rhk) Using OpenLDAP For Authentication; Jun 18, 2002; Vincent Danen -- this was recommended by someone else, but I suspect I will apreciate what Vince has written (haven't read it yet)
  • (rhk) LDAP -- A.P.Lawrence / PCUNIX -- should be useful
  • (rhk) [[http://wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?LDAPAuthentication][
LDAP Authentication]]; ; ; mdash; "Configuring LDAP Authentication for Debian" — A page on the Debian wiki that may develop as sort of a diary / HOWTO as some people work towards configuring LDAP for Debian. Quite a few useful looking links.
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