What is OpenLDAP? List some of its advantages?


Posted On: Mar 21, 2020


An open-source implementation of the LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol),

OpenLDAP is a platform-independent protocol developed by the OpenLDAP project. Released in 1998, the OpenLDAP has support for macOS, Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and other Linux & BSD variants.

Some of the main advantages of using OpenLDAP are,

  • It has support for Simple Authentication, Security Layer, and Transport Layer Security.
  • It also has support for the Internet Protocol version 6 so it is future proof.
  • It can be used to consolidate data of an entire organization into a central repository.
  • It provides full compliance with (LDIF)LDAP Data Interchange Format version 1.

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