Active Directory and ADAM Schema

In this chapter, we will provide some high-level guidance on designing schema extensions for Active Directory and ADAM, as well as some information on determining schema information at runtime. This information is meant to complement the schema basics we covered in Chapter 1.

This chapter does not explain every detail of extending the schema. Instead, we try to provide some guidance and tips that may not be easy to get from some other sources, as well as provide some perspective for enterprise developers who are probably coming from a relational database background in data design.

Unlike with relational database development, it is possible for an LDAP programmer never to modify the directory schema at all. In most organizations, getting approval to modify the Active Directory schema requires at least several meetings, and more often divine intervention. With ADAM, however, we are more likely to have the ability and the need to modify the schema.

Schema Extension Best Practices

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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