Introduction to .NET Directory Services Programming

This chapter introduces .NET developers to the world of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory services programming. We will discuss the overall landscape of .NET directory services programming as well as how .NET relates to the underlying native Windows APIs. We will touch upon the three relevant namespaces for .NET developersSystem.DirectoryServices, System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory, and System.DirectoryServices.Protocolsand discuss how to choose among the various options available to us.

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



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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