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Enterprise Networking Planet: NIS to LDAP: Making the Leap

Jan 18, 2007, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charlie Schluting)

"In LDAP, authentication of users and machine access is very secure. For machines, the LDAP client can be configured to need a certificate before it's allowed access. User authentication is done by binding to the LDAP server as the user, over SSL. If the bind succeeds, the user's password was good, and he is authenticated. The great news is that most applications support LDAP authentication mechanisms.

"Manageability is the main reason to switch."

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