This two hour tutorial
will give an overview about the LDAP information model, the
naming model, the operational model and its extendability,
the search capabilities, security mechanisms, acess control
and replication. In addition an overview of LDAP implementations
including the open source product OpenLDAP will be given.
No particular knowledge is needed for the participants, but
a general overview of Internet technology might be helpful.
After this work shop the participants will understand the
directory model and see in which fields it has advantages
over traditional databases like relational databases .