Cyber Security Terms

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

Edward Kost
Edward Kost
updated Sep 11, 2022


The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a protocol that communicates with applications and sensitive user data across directory services.

Key takeaways

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    Active Directory and OpenLDAP are the two most popular directory services that communicate with LDAP
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    LDAP is also used as an authentication mechanism
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    SASL is the most secure mechanism for LDAP authentication
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