This article was first written in August 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/153).
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: http://www.openldap.org/doc/.