This article was first written in August 2004 for the BeezNest technical
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OpenLDAP is an open source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. The suite includes:

  • slapd – stand-alone LDAP server
  • slurpd – stand-alone LDAP replication server
  • libraries implementing the LDAP protocol, and
  • utilities, tools, and sample clients.

The documentation can be found here:

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