A thorough introduction to the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) technology. The first part of this book offers a detailed overview of the real world applications of the technology. This is followed by an explanation of the technical details of LDAP and a step-by-step demonstration of how to implement an LDAP directory. The book's structure is designed to span the project manager and the specialist IT team and provide each with an understanding of the other's position. Proposes a methodology to help you implement this technology Includes a detailed case study: a global enterprise directory for an extranet Covers all compatible LDAP tools and explores the development of LDAP applications.