15.1 Overview of Directory Services

Storing and managing network identities in directory services is a fundamental expectation for networking.

In the simplest terms, Novell eDirectory is a tree structure containing a list of objects (or identities) that represent network resources, such as the following:

eDirectory is designed to provide easy, powerful, and flexible management of network resources (including eDirectory itself) in ways that no other directory service can match. You can administer eDirectory through the same browser-based tools on both OES and NetWare.

For more information, see Section 15.0, eDirectory, LDAP, and Domain Services for Windows.

Figure 15-1 eDirectory Overview