LDAP is an acronym for "Lightweight Directory Access Protocol", a client-server protocol to retrieve and manage directory information. The OmniMark LDAP library contains functions that let you create connections to different LDAP data sources and let you display, create, modify, and delete entries in those sources.
You can access any LDAP-compliant server with the LDAP library functions.
Directory information is organizational information based on entries. An entry is a collection of attributes that have a name. A directory entry could be the following:
"cn=Henrik Larsen, ou=sales, o=ABC Industries, c=Norway"
LDAP was first designed as a lightweight interface for PCs to access X.500 directories, but can also be used with any other directory system that follows the X.500 data models.
The library consists of the following files:
This library was built using the SUN ONE Directory 5.0 client driver. If you do not have an LDAP client driver, you can get one for your platform from the "SUN ONE Directory SDK for C 5" at http://wwws.sun.com/software/download/app_dev.html.
The functions in this library use the following opaque data types: