LDAP: A Next Generation Directory Protocol

Published on: January 18, 2003
Last Updated: January 18, 2003

This is the second in a series of articles explaining the evolution of existing network standards to support radically increased traffic, electronic commerce and time-critical content on the webs of the future.

These demands will fall on the Internet, on corporate LANs and wide-area intranets, and on virtual private networks between organizations.

This article gives you an overview of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, LDAP, which Netscape Communications Corp., University of Michigan and more than forty companies endorsed in April 1996 as a proposed open standard for directory services on the Internet.


  • Background
  • Directory Assistance
  • Lean & Mean
  • Emergence
  • Coda
  • Mailing Lists
  • References

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Written by Bobby

Bobby Lawson is a seasoned technology writer with over a decade of experience in the industry. He has written extensively on topics such as cybersecurity, cloud computing, and data analytics. His articles have been featured in several prominent publications, and he is known for his ability to distill complex technical concepts into easily digestible content.
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