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Additional Resources

Entire books have been written about LDAP that cover everything from deployment and architecture to programmatic aspects. This chapter is meant to give the reader a good grounding in the more important LDAP concepts and their application in Active Directory. There is a plethora of additional information available on LDAP in books, white papers, and on the Web. The following section includes a fairly comprehensive list of resources.


LDAP: Programming Directory-Enabled Applications with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol by Tim Howes, Mark Smith, ISBN: 1578700000.

Understanding and Deploying LDAP Directory Services by Tim Howes, Mark Smith, Gordon S. Good, ISBN: 1578700701.

Active Directory Programming by Gil Kirkpatrick, ISBN: 0672315874.

Implementing LDAP by Mark Wilcox, ISBN: 1861002211.

Web Sites

LDAP Zone—http://www.ldapzone.com

LDAP Browser—http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/~gawor/ldap/

LDAP Redbook—http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/SG244986.html

Open LDAP—http://www.openldap.org/

Perl LDAP—http://perl-ldap.sourceforge.net/

Mozilla LDAP—http://www.mozilla.org/directory/


iPlanet Developer's Site—http://developer.iplanet.com/tech/directory/



RFC 1798—Connectionless LDAP

RFC 1823—The LDAP Application Program Interface

RFC 2251—Lightweight Directory Access Protocol v3

RFC 2252—The String Representation of Standard Attribute Syntaxes

RFC 2253—A String Representation of Distinguished Names

RFC 2254—A String Representation of LDAP Search Filters

RFC 2255—An LDAP URL Format

RFC 2256—A Summary of the X.500(96) User Schema for Use with LDAPv3

RFC 2696—LDAP Control Extension for Simple Paged Results Manipulation

RFC 2829—Authentication Methods for LDAP

RFC 2849—The LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF)—Technical Specification

RFC 2891—LDAP Control Extension for Server Side Sorting of Search Results

Microsoft Documentation

Platform SDK -> Networking And Directory Services -> Directory Services -> LDAP API

Q196455—Introduction to Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

Q218185—Microsoft LDAP Error Codes

Q219005—Windows 2000: LDAPv3 RootDSE

Q224543—Using Ldp.exe to Find Data in the Active Directory

Q255602—XADM: Browsing and Querying Using the LDP Utility

Q237677—Using LDIFDE to Import/Export Directory Objects to the Active Directory

Q243299—Ambiguous Name Resolution for LDAP in Windows 2000

Q247078—How To Enable Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Communication Over LDAP For Windows 2000 Domain Controllers

Q249163—XADM: LDAP Commands Seen in a Network Trace

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