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Chapter 42. LDAP > Connecting to LDAP

Connecting to LDAP

LDAP defines directory operations for adding or deleting an entry, modifying an existing entry, and changing the name of an entry. However, LDAP is used primarily to search for information in the directory. The LDAP search operation allows a section of the directory to be searched for entries that match criteria specified by a search filter. From a programming perspective, LDAP is just another client/server data management system.

For example, the following code would extract employee data from an LDAP directory:


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