NDK: Novell Modular Authentication Services

Novell® Modular Authentication Services (NMAS™) is a component of Novell eDirectory™ that enables you to centrally manage multiple authentication methods across your network. The NMAS SDK provides a set of tools to create an expanded set of NMAS login methods to help you secure critical network resources.

This guide contains the following sections:


This guide is intended for advanced application developers who are familiar with NMAS, other Novell technologies, and Java, C and C++ development environments.


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Documentation Updates

For the most recent version of the NMAS NDK Guide, visit the NMAS NDK Web site.

Additional Documentation

For the most recent version of the NMAS Installation, Administration, Login Method, and Novell RADIUS Administration guides, see Novell Modular Authentication Services (NMAS).

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