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Directory Services

  • Charles S. EdgeJr.
  • William Smith

Abstract

A directory service is the software that stores, organizes, and provides access to information in a directory or a database of users, groups, computers, and network devices such as printers. The directory service supplies that database to client computers. In most enterprise, educational, and larger institutions, common directory service implementations range from Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD) to Apple’s Open Directory (OD) to Novell’s eDirectory, as well as the open source OpenLDAP. Most modern directory services are based on open standards developed in the public forum.

Keywords

Directory Service System Preference User Account Property List Home Directory 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Charles S. Edge Jr. and William Smith 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles S. EdgeJr.
    • 1
  • William Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.MNUS

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