What is OpenLDAP?
A central user management running on LDAP or Active Directory is standard these days. The server software OpenLDAP integrates the IETF standard LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) and serves as a reference system for other implementations based on this protocol. There are many commercial LDAP servers; however, with OpenLDAP there is an open source option available which is free and has some additional advantages:
- you use one of the most powerful LDAP implementations.
- you benefit from the enormous flexibility that allows the application to adapt to the performance of your hardware.
- your IT infrastructure gains vital stability.
OpenLDAP is a collaborative project aiming to create a fully-featured open source LDAP suite providing applications and development tools. The project is administrated by a global community of developers. The Internet serves as a planning and developing platform as well as a medium to communicate the respective documentation.
Learn more about the project on the official OpenLDAP website.