Introduction to LDAP and Active Directory

This chapter describes the fundamental underpinnings of the material in the rest of the book. Since this book is essentially about programming directory services using the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) with Microsoft's .NET platform, we introduce the basic concepts of LDAP directories and protocols here.

The first part of the chapter introduces directory services and some specific directory technologies. The second part is more technical and delves into some of the details concerning the LDAP specification itself.

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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