Directory Services

Design, Implementation and Management


  • Nancy Cox, BS. MBA, Collaborative Computing Consultant and Author

To optimally design and manage a directory service, IS architects and managers must understand current state-of-the-art products. Directory Services covers Novell's NDS eDirectory, Microsoft's Active Directory, UNIX directories and products by NEXOR, MaxWare, Siemens, Critical Path and others. Directory design fundamentals and products are woven into case studies of large enterprise deployments. Cox thoroughly explores replication, security, migration and legacy system integration and interoperability. Business issues such as how to cost justify, plan, budget and manage a directory project are also included. The book culminates in a visionary discussion of future trends and emerging directory technologies including the strategic direction of the top directory products, the impact of wireless technology on directory enabled applications and using directories to customize content delivery from the Enterprise Portal.Directory Services is a comprehensive and practical guide that provides organizations and consultants with a roadmap used to create the directory enabled global enterprise. To provide the reader with the core knowledge required for designing directory services, the book discusses directory fundamentals including X.500, X.509 and LDAP as well as how to cost justify, plan, budget and manage a directory project
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Information system architects, managers, developers, and analysts. Also computer network designers and messaging systems professionals.


Book information

  • Published: December 2001
  • Imprint: DIGITAL PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-55558-262-3

Table of Contents

Foreword; IntroductionSection I: Microsoft's Active DirectorySection II: Novell's NDS eDirectorySection III: Standards-Based Directory ServicesSection IV: Migrations, Upgrades, Metadirectories and Case StudiesSection V: Trends and Emerging Directory Technologies