An online directory is a specialized database that stores and retrieves collections of information about objects.The information can represent any resources that require management, for example:
- Employee names, titles, and security credentials
- Information about partners
- Information about shared resources such as conference rooms and printers.
The information in the directory is available to different clients, such as single sign-on solutions, email clients, and database applications.Oracle Internet Directory is an LDAP directory that uses an Oracle Database for storage.Clients communicate with a directory server by means of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
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