CNET GLOSSARY: Terms for the techie
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
A protocol used to access directories on a network, including the Internet. LDAP makes it possible to search compliant directories to locate information such as e-mail addresses for organizations or individuals on the Internet and other resources, such as files and devices in a network. LDAP is a slimmed-down version of the Directory Access Protocol , which is part of the X.500 standard for network directory services.
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