"Do you want to dig for your data, or would you rather have it
at your fingertips?
"LDAP is the operations manager of your network. If an
application or an operating system needs to access records, LDAP
knows where to find them. It isn't a heavy-duty, full-featured
professional database, but rather a lightweight database access
protocol. In this first installment of a two-part series, Rawn Shah
explains how LDAP works and why you need it."