NDK: LDAP Classes for Java

The LDAP Classes for Java enable you to write applications to access, manage, update, and search for information stored in Novell® eDirectory™ and other LDAP-aware directories.

LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is an emerging Internet standard for accessing directory information, that allows LDAP-enabled applications to access multiple directories. LDAP v3 supports such features as secure connections (through SSL and SASL), entry management, schema management, and LDAP controls and extensions for expanding the functionality of LDAP.

These classes are an implementation of IETF draft 18 of The Java LDAP Application Program Interface. This product is supported by Novell Developer Support.

The LDAP Classes for Java are available for the following platforms:

This guide contains the following sections:

Audience

This guide is intended for Java developers who desire to write applications to access, manage, update, and search for information stored in Novell eDirectory and other LDAP-aware directories.

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