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Is LDAP the same in Linux as Active Directory is in Windows?

Is LDAP the same in Linux as Active Directory is in Windows?

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LDAP is a directory, and what you do with the information that you extract from a directory is up to you. For example, Mozilla uses LDAP for e-mail, and it can be set up to get remote configuration data from there as well. It's not pretending to be a fully-integrated operating-system level service, though.

On Linux, LDAP is a server that you can connect to, but it's up to each application, like GNOME, Evolution, Firefox, or whatever to decide how much support to provide. So the answer is "no."

This was first published in December 2004

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