Summary

This chapter provided a high-level look at directory services in general, as well as a brief discussion of some of the directories we are primarily interested in, such as Active Directory and ADAM.

We concluded with a survey of the LDAP basics, including a discussion of schemas and the basic operations in the LDAP Protocol.

We skipped a lot of details and purposely avoided showing any C-style function signatures. The various RFCs, as well as Microsoft's own documentation of its LDAP API implementation, cover all of this in gory detail. While we only dipped our toes into a lot of this information, we did so that when we get into some of the sticky topics later on and we talk about what is going on under the hood, we will have a little background.

Part I: Fundamentals

Introduction to LDAP and Active Directory

Introduction to .NET Directory Services Programming

Binding and CRUD Operations with DirectoryEntry

Searching with the DirectorySearcher

Advanced LDAP Searches

Reading and Writing LDAP Attributes

Active Directory and ADAM Schema

Security in Directory Services Programming

Introduction to the ActiveDirectory Namespace

Part II: Practical Applications

User Management

Group Management

Authentication

Part III: Appendixes

Appendix A. Three Approaches to COM Interop with ADSI

Appendix B. LDAP Tools for Programmers

Appendix C. Troubleshooting and Help

Index

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The. NET Developer's Guide to Directory Services Programming
The .NET Developers Guide to Directory Services Programming
ISBN: 0321350170
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 165
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